Internet Providers in Olympia, WA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Olympia, WA
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 15
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.24

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Internet Buyer's Guide for Olympia, Washington

Published by Annie Kim

Reviewed by Tyler Cooper and Julia Tanberk

Last Updated: September 16, 2021

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Residential Internet Providers in Olympia, WA

Provider Starting Price Speed Range Type Of Internet Coverage Availability
XFINITY from Comcast $34.99/mo. 50-1200 Mbps Cable 100% Cable
CenturyLink $50/mo. 100-940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 98% DSL and Fiber
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) $24.95/mo. 6-50 Mbps DSL 3% DSL
T-Mobile Home Internet $50/mo. 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 3% Fixed Wireless

The table above summarizes Olympia internet providers with the greatest coverage locally.

Fastest Internet Providers in Olympia, WA

Provider Maximum Speed Price Range
XFINITY from Comcast 1200 Mbps $34.99-94.99/mo.
CenturyLink 940 Mbps $50-65/mo.
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps $49.99-149.99/mo.
HughesNet 25 Mbps $39.99-129.99/mo.

The providers above offer the fastest download speeds currently available to Olympia residents.

What type of internet is available in Olympia?


  • DSL: Also known as Digital Subscriber Line, DSL internet uses the telephone lines you see running along any street. These twisted copper wires deliver digital data with download speeds averaging between 10-40 Mbps. CenturyLink’s DSL internet is an option for light internet users in Olympia.
  • Cable: Utilizing coaxial cables from television networks, cable internet speeds vary significantly by area. In Olympia, cable internet offered by Xfinity is one of the fastest options available.
  • Fiber-Optic: Delivering maximum speed, fiber-optic internet is the fastest internet type. However, fiber has limited availability in Olympia. Check to see if CenturyLink or Wave G offers fiber at your address.
  • Satellite: Satellites can be used to send data to a dish installed on your property. For Olympia residents with limited or no wired connections, Olympia has two companies offering Satellite internet with 100 percent coverage.

Since connections vary by area, check with local providers to see what they can offer at your specific location. Not all Olympia residents will have access to all the options listed above.

How do I find the cheapest internet option in Olympia?

With 7 residential and 8 business internet providers to choose from, Olympia providers offer a range of plans. Currently, the most inexpensive residential internet providers in Olympia are Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications), XFINITY from Comcast and Tenino Telephone Company, all of which have a variety of internet packages available.

Cheapest internet in Olympia

  • XFINITY from Comcast—$34.99/mo. for up to 50 Mbps *
  • HughesNet—$39.99/mo. for up to 25 Mbps *
  • Viasat Internet—$49.99/mo. for up to 12 Mbps *
  • CenturyLink—$50/mo. for up to 100 Mbps *
* Price is per month before fees for length of contract. Price may be a promotion and is not guaranteed. Review final price and terms before choosing an internet provider.

How Much Internet Speed Do I Need In Olympia?

In Washington’s state capitol, Olympia, many people work from home and need fast internet when they are off the clock. Students, government agencies, and those in the hospitality industry generally require a strong connection with high speeds. Before your household commits to an internet plan, it is important to determine what kind of speeds you need for your lifestyle.

For basic internet use, such as checking emails and surfing the web, download speeds of 25-50 Mbps should suffice. Going up a level, 100 Mbps is ideal for gamers, families who like to stream movies, or professionals that need to download large files. At the top of the spectrum, 1000 Mbps is best suited for households with multiple power internet users.

Below are the recommended download speeds based on frequent internet activities and the residential providers in Olympia that offer these speeds.

Recommended Speeds Type of Internet Activities Internet Providers in Olympia
25+ Mbps
  • Basic web browsing
  • Stream video on one device
  • Low lag online gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 person household of light internet users
  • Viasat Internet
  • HughesNet
  • Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)
  • Tenino Telephone Company
100+ Mbps
  • Competitive gaming
  • Heavy streaming
  • High-resolution video chat
  • No lag online gaming
  • Appropriate for smart homes
  • Ideal for 4+ household
  • CenturyLink
  • XFINITY from Comcast
  • T-Mobile Home Internet
  • Viasat Internet
  • Tenino Telephone Company
1000+ Mbps
  • Stream 4K video on multiple devices (i.e. Load Netflix show in HD in 5 seconds or download a 30 GB game in less than 5 minutes)
  • Gigabit performance
  • Ideal for home offices
  • Ideal for 4+ household of power internet users
  • CenturyLink
  • XFINITY from Comcast

How do I find the fastest internet in Olympia?

XFINITY from Comcast offers download speeds as fast as 1200 Mbps in select areas with prices starting at $94.99/month.
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps in Olympia starting at $65/month.

Should I bundle TV or phone service in Olympia?

By bundling internet, television, and/or phone services into one package, you may be able to save money and simplify the amount of services you subscribe to. currently offer different internet, TV, and/or home phone bundles to Olympia residents. If you only need internet, these providers offer internet-only plans as well.

How can I compare the major internet providers in Olympia?

Each household and business in Olympia is unique; how you use the internet is different from your next-door neighbor. That’s why it’s important to consider these four factors when deciding which Olympia internet provider is right for you.

  • Price: Establish a budget for what you can afford to spend on internet service every month. Remember that sometimes companies feature steep discounts for the first year of service, but the rates will go up significantly the next year.
  • Speed: Consider your lifestyle. Are you a gamer that requires zero lag? Are you a photographer that needs to upload hundreds of images at a time? Are you a 9-5 laborer that simply wants to stream some Netflix at the end of the day?
  • Data Caps: Beyond speed, how much data do you need per month? Some providers place limits on how much data you can use, which could be frustrating if you rely on the internet for work or school.
  • Contracts: Think carefully and read the fine print before you sign any contracts. Remember that you may experience serious fees or penalties if you back out before the contract is over.

What do I need to keep in mind when moving to Olympia?

Whether you’ve landed a new position in Washington’s state capital or you’re heading off to Evergreen State College, setting up internet in your new home is likely high on your priority list.

If you happen to have an existing contract with one of the providers available in Olympia and you are satisfied with your service, give their customer support line a call and see if you will be able to transfer your services to your new home. If not, you may have to face the penalties of terminating your contract before finding a new provider.

Canceling an internet contract before it is up can be costly with some providers. In Olympia, early termination fees range from $0-400. If you think you may be moving in the near future, it’s best to find month-to-month internet service and avoid risky contracts.

Some of Olympia’s internet providers require a contract, while others do not. CenturyLink’s current “Price for Life” feature offers high-speed internet services without a contract. You pay a flat rate each month and will not experience cancellation fees if you terminate the contract. Xfinity offers one-year agreements, two-year agreements, or a month-to-month option. However, there is an added incentive to opt into a contract, since rates are cheaper when you choose a yearly agreement.

Installation Fees in Olympia

While some internet providers in Olympia offer free or self-installation, others require a professional to install the service, which typically incurs a fee. Some providers periodically offer free professional installation as a promotion. Installation fees in Olympia range between $0 to .

How much data do you need for your home or business internet in Olympia?

With a high concentration of telecommuters working from home in Olympia, many internet users in the area need a significant amount of data per month. That’s why a key to finding the right provider for your household is being privy to any data caps they may have.

Almost all plans and providers feature some type of data cap in Olympia. However, Viasat Internet and CenturyLink offer certain plans with no data caps, while XFINITY from Comcast plans include 1 TB of data per month.

What are the most-connected neighborhoods in Olympia?

Generally, there are at least two choices for internet providers available in most Olympia neighborhoods. However, there are some areas without any coverage at all. The most-connected areas are Northwest Olympia, Wildwood, Holiday Hills, and Indian Creek. The two most popular providers are XFINITY from Comcast and CenturyLink, and fiber, cable, and DSL internet are the most common types of internet in the city.

Internet Statistics for Olympia, Washington

The provider with the most coverage, Xfinity, is available to almost 99 percent of Olympia. However, about 2,000 residents in Olympia lack access to a wired internet source. Currently, about 43 percent of the population has access to fiber internet in Olympia. Olympia is the 137th most-connected city in Washington State, ahead of Tenino, Dupont, Rainier, and Steilacoom.

Internet Statistics 2021

9,000 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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Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Olympia, Washington

  • What is the cheapest internet service in Olympia?

    The cheapest internet service in Olympia currently costs $24.95/month and is offered by Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications). This package features download speeds up to 20 Mbps and includes no data cap.

    Summary of Low-Priced Plans in Olympia, Washington

  • What is the fastest internet in Olympia?

    The fastest internet deal in Olympia is available from XFINITY from Comcast with 1200 Mbps speeds and a cost of $94.99/month.

    Summary of some of the Fastest Internet Providers in Olympia, Washington

  • Can I bundle TV and phone service with internet in Olympia?

    In Olympia, multiple internet providers offer options for bundling TV and/or phone service with your internet package. Companies that offer bundles include .

  • How many internet providers are in Olympia?

    Olympia currently has a total of 15 internet providers offering various plans.

  • How many residential internet providers service are in Olympia?

    At this time, 7 providers in Olympia provide residential internet.

    Popular Residential Internet Providers in Olympia (Listed by Coverage)

  • How many business providers are in Olympia?

    At the moment, 8 of Olympia’s providers offer internet for businesses.

    Popular Business Internet Providers in Olympia (Listed by Coverage)

    Popular Enterprise Internet Providers in Olympia (Listed by Coverage)

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