Internet Providers in Chelan, WA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Chelan, WA
Internet Providers: 15
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $54.84

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 155 Internet and bundle plans in Chelan. All download speed averages calculation is based on M-Labs user speed test records. Speed test datasets are a rough indicator of broadband quality, not indicative of exact performance available at residences around Chelan neighborhoods.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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.

Native Network provides an alternative to the primary providers. They offer a maximum download speed of 100 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only choice for Internet access in Chelan. For example, fixed wireless providers like King Street Wireless can deliver 1 Mbps over wireless technology. Aside from home Internet, there are also 4 providers within the city selling enterprise-level services like SD-WAN or custom fiber loops. BroadbandNow includes all providers with business services on their site.

To summarize, the average Chelan resident has 5-6 options for residential broadband (exactly 5.28 in each census block), which is above-average in Washington. Chelan ranks 158th out of 444 communities in Washington so far as broadband options. Underserved blocks are comparatively low, with only 200 stuck with one broadband option. Activate the interactive map on this page to see data about neighborhoods within Chelan.

  • There are 15 internet providers in Chelan with 10 of those offering residential service
  • Chelan is the 158th most connected city in Washington ahead of Bridgeport, Entiat, and Brewster, but behind Manson and Orondo.
  • The fastest zip code in Chelan for April 2021 is 98816. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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
Wave Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable and Fiber 8s
Native Network 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
LocalTel Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Ziply Fiber 24 Mbps DSL 5m 41s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Chelan, Washington

  • Native Network - 100.0% Availability in Chelan - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Wave - 84.5% Availability in Chelan - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Ziply Fiber - 87.4% Availability in Chelan - Speeds up to 24 Mbps
  • LocalTel Communications - 78.5% Availability in Chelan - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Chelan - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Chelan - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Chelan

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Chelan is the 158th most connected city in Washington ahead of Bridgeport, Entiat, and Brewster, but behind Manson and Orondo.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Chelan have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 95% of Chelan residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 98816 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Chelan.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Chelan

Provider Type Coverage Speed
LocalTel Communications Fiber and Fixed Wireless 78.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Native Network Fiber 100% 100 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 97.3%+ 1.0 Mbps
Wave Broadband Cable and Fiber 84.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Ziply Fiber DSL 87.4%+ 24 Mbps
NCI Datacom Fixed Wireless 6.6%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Silver Star Telecom Fiber 100% 10,000 Mbps
LocalTel Communications Fixed Wireless and Fiber 24.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Wave Business Cable and Fiber 21.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Ziply Fiber DSL 23.5%+ 24 Mbps
NCI Datacom Fixed Wireless 10.1%+ 100 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 0.0%+ 10 Mbps

Compare Chelan to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Chelan 25.9 Mbps 10 $0.43 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +389.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.45 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +93 Mbps ) 18 ( +8 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +90.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +101.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +101.7 Mbps ) 9 ( -1 ) $0.33 ( $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.