Internet Providers in Seattle, WA
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Best Internet Providers in Seattle, WA
The best widely available internet option in Seattle is CenturyLink’s fiber internet plan. Cable internet from Xfinity is a close second-best.
If your neighborhood in Seattle is served by CenturyLink’s fiber network, don’t think twice: CenturyLink’s fair prices and impressive fiber-powered speeds of up to 940 Mbps are the best deal available.
If you don’t live in the 87.5 percent of Seattle that CenturyLink’s fiber network covers, you may still be able to get a CenturyLink plan. (CenturyLink’s DSL network covers some parts of Seattle that the company’s fiber network doesn’t yet reach.) But you’d be better off taking a closer look at Xfinity, which relies on a cable network but still delivers gigabit speeds.
Fastest Internet Providers in Seattle, WA
The fastest advertised internet speed in Seattle is Xfinity’s 1.2 Gbps. CenturyLink is hot on Xfinity’s heels with a top advertised speed of 940 Mbps — and that top speed is delivered via CenturyLink’s fiber network. This means you’ll get similarly fast upload speeds and more reliable performance than you would on a typical cable network.
Though it’s not as widely available in Seattle as Xfinity or CenturyLink, it’s worth noting that Astound Broadband Powered by Wave offers speeds of up to 1 Gpbs on a fiber network.
Internet Availability in Seattle, WA
Seattleites have two major options for the internet: Xfinity and CenturyLink. Xfinity’s network covers 92.2 percent of Seattle, offering service in neighborhoods as far apart as South Park and Northgate. Only a small sliver of South Seattle is uncovered by Xfinity (check out our Xfinity coverage map for more details).
CenturyLink reaches 76.5 percent of Seattle. You’ll find CenturyLink virtually everywhere in Seattle, but coverage can vary on a block-to-block level. CenturyLink’s coverage is most complete in neighborhoods along the Duwamish Waterway, and it’s at its spottiest in Beacon Hill.
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave is a relatively minor provider in Seattle, but it plays an important role in the Central District and in South Seattle. If you live in the part of South Seattle that Xfinity doesn’t serve, there’s a good chance that you have access to Astound instead.
Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Seattle, WA
Internet Provider Store Locations in Seattle
1.1% of consumers in Seattle9,000 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.
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
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.
Cheapest Internet Providers in Seattle, Washington
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