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Internet Providers in Chelan, Washington
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Internet Access in Chelan, Washington
Chelan broadband coverage data on this page is derived from FCC Form 477 data submissions. Then, we ensure the data is cross-validated against privatized records. Since launching in 2014, we've crunched 4,765 rows of governmental and privatized data catalogues about broadband access in Chelan, Washington. Our researchers have hand-collected pricing data and terms on 166 Internet and bundle plans in Chelan. The download speed averages are based on 1,840 public download speed tests from IP-verified users in Chelan.
Viasat Internet is the most widely available provider for Chelan residents. The provider is available to close to one hundred percent of Chelan. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in near one hundred percent of Chelan with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest Internet plan listed by HughesNet in Chelan is 25 Mbps.
In terms of network tech in use Chelan, the most prevalent wired Internet technology options are DSL and Satellite, with 87.41% and close to one hundred percent respectively. Phone providers usually offer DSL Internet, because DSL sends data over phone lines. DSL is outperformed by all major Internet technologies.
Ziply Fiber provides an alternative to the primary providers. They offer 87 percent local coverage and a maximum speed of 24 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only way to get Internet service for residents of Chelan. For example, fixed wireless providers like King Street Wireless can reach 1 Mbps or more using direct wireless hardware. There are 4 providers within city limits offering enterprise-level products and services like T1 or custom fiber loops. The small business listings above include all providers with business packages online, although some providers sell both residential and business Internet.
To summarize, the average Chelan resident has 4-5 options for residential broadband (exactly 4.28 in each census block), which is about normal compared to the US overall. Chelan is number 349th out of 444 communities in Washington in terms of Internet connectivity. Underserved blocks are relatively low, with only 800 stuck with one choice for Internet service. Click into the interactive map on the page below to explore data about Chelan.
Internet Statistics 2021
13.8% of consumers in Chelan800 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Chelan, Washington
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Wave Broadband||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||84.5%|
|Wave G||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||11.5%|
|LocalTel Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||78.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ziply Fiber||24 Mbps||DSL||5m 41s||87.4%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Limits in Chelan
Internet providers have been moving to add data "plans" onto their consumer broadband plans in recent years. This trend holds true in the Chelan market, with common Internet choices such as Wave adding plans with data caps. This might not really matter for most Internet users, but it is liable to affect users who download or upload a large amount of 4K video. If you have concerns about staying under a set amount of data use, look for fiber in your area using the search bar at the top of this page. Fiber connections are usually more expensive. However, they can offer unlimited data use because the fiber cable doesn't have cable or DSL's bandwidth limitations.
Compare Chelan to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Chelan||21.4 Mbps||9||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +513 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +127.4 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +139.2 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +148.1 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +140.7 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Chelan
LocalTel Communications - SkiFi Wireless Internet
I've had the SkiFi service for a little over a year. The service has been excellent. I do get the speed I'm paying for and their tech support is very responsive and always available when I need them....which hasn't been often.