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< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Kent, Washington
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Internet Access in Kent, Washington
DSL and Fiber lines and Cable infrastructure make up the most common broadband network types in Kent, featuring 98.16 percent and 98.77 percent network reach in the area.
Xfinity is also a common Internet choice in Kent, offering Cable connections available to 98 percent of Kent.
Since FCC availability data is currently tallied up biannually and only published 6+ months after, availability shown here may not be complete. Our process incorporates availability data directly from many ISPs to help fix this problem.
Most Kent homes have 2-3 providers to choose from. Averaged out across all census blocks in the city, there are exactly 2.24 providers for each location.
Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option on the whole. They have Internet coverage for near one hundred percent of Kent residents. HughesNet, in contrast, has coverage to practically one hundred percent of residents. The top download speed advertised for Viasat reaches 35 Mbps. HughesNet advertised packages up to 25 Mbps. In general, anything over 10 megabits per second will be sufficient to stream standard definition video on WiFi, but becomes problematic for large households or high-bandwidth services such as Skype, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. Explore our Internet coverage maps below to see how broadband coverage compares on a granular level in Kent.
Internet Statistics 2021
2.1% of consumers in Kent3,000 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 Kent, Washington
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Wave G||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||0.7%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||98.2%|
|Wave Broadband||940 Mbps||Cable||8s||0.8%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||46.4%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Kent
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps on Kent Internet Plans
Internet companies have decided to add data limits onto consumer broadband packages as of late. The market trend is certainly true for the Kent market, with Internet choices like Xfinity adding plans with data caps. It's not a major concern for the majority of customers, but might be an issue for those who share their WiFi or techies who stream a lot of high-def content. Data caps for cable packages are generally in the neighborhood of 1 Terabyte, which is way more than is used by 99% of users, according to a report from Xfinity. Potential Xfinity customers should double check data caps before signing a contract. Do not assume them based soley on online statements.
Compare Kent to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Kent||206.6 Mbps||9||$0.25 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +339 Mbps )||19 ( +10 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -45.3 Mbps )||18 ( +9 )||$0.28 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -25.7 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.25 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -20 Mbps )||24 ( +15 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -27.5 Mbps )||9||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Kent
Best customer service. Great service.
Customer Server could be better but everything else ROCKS!!
Had to call in to get a few things taken care of but for Internet, they are hard to beat and when u add TV for a total of $100 digital with DVR and 2nd box, pretty tough to beat!! So don't believe every bad thing you hear, look at pricing. Had Internet for 10+ years only out when power is out.