Internet Providers in Gig Harbor, Washington

Most Popular Internet Providers in Gig Harbor, Washington:

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  • 1. 1. CenturyLink
    99.8% Available
    99.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    940 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $65
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 2. 2. Xfinity
    98.1% Available
    98.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $19.99 - $70
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
    Deal
    There are 9 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. Wave
    1.5% Available
    1.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    20 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free installation with offer code "FALLOFFER".
    • Price Range: $19.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
1 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Gig-Harbor. See All
2 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Gig-Harbor. See All
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. T-Mobile
    96.4% Available
    96.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
    Upload
    View T-Mobile Details
    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Gig Harbor, Washington

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Gig Harbor. HughesNet is also commonly available.

In terms of network technology in use Gig Harbor, we see that the most common wired broadband tech options are DSL and Fiber (virtually one hundred percent coverage) and Cable (98.11 percent coverage). Television providers are the main source for cable home Internet, seeing as they can leverage pre-existing TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to Internet service. Cable can often make sense for local residents because of the strong mix of speed and value.

CenturyLink provides an alternative to the primary providers, serving Gig Harbor with near one hundred percent local coverage and a maximum speed of 100 Mbps. Aside from consumer Internet, there are also 6 companies in city limits offering specialized enterprise and business/smb products and services like T1 and MPLS. We list all providers with explicit business services online, although some offer both residential and business broadband.

The Internet coverage information on this page is primarily sourced from FCC reports, and is confirmed through privatized databases to output more granular listings than is available from government websites. Data on pricing and speeds of listed Internet plans is sourced thanks to our research and analysis division, who gather tens of thousands of data points each year. There are a total of 349 plans in Gig Harbor since 2014, with 31 Internet or bundled plans currently on the market.

Overall, the competition between providers in Gig Harbor isn't strong (2.07 companies registered per census block). 2 companies for each address isn't much, but it's enough to create competition around price that benefits consumers in well-wired neighborhoods.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Gig Harbor with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Gig Harbor is the 140th most connected city in Washington ahead of Lakebay, Fox Island, and Steilacoom, but behind Olalla and Allyn.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Gig Harbor: Wauna
  • The fastest zip code in Gig Harbor for July 2021 is 98332. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Gig Harbor, Washington

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 98.1%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 99.8%
Wave Broadband 940 Mbps Cable 8s 1.5%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Gig Harbor

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Gig Harbor is the 140th most connected city in Washington ahead of Lakebay, Fox Island, and Steilacoom, but behind Olalla and Allyn.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in Pierce County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 9% of people living in Gig Harbor 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 96% of Gig Harbor 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, 98332 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Gig Harbor.

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

In Pierce County, approximately 14,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Gig Harbor

Data collected by our research team shows that some of the popular ISPs in Gig Harbor place some sort of limit on streaming for their home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because users see them as a tactic to stop "cord cutting", while providers insist that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Internet access in Gig Harbor neighborhoods

We've compiled information and statistics about Internet access for a variety of areas in Gig Harbor: Wauna.

Compare Gig Harbor to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Gig Harbor 142.8 Mbps 6 $0.36 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +391.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.48 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +6 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +17.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +26.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +19.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.66 ( + $0.00 )