Internet Providers in Seattle, WA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Seattle, WA
Internet Service Providers: 5
Plans Start From: $39
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in 98117:

Showing 1 to 7 Providers

  • 1. CenturyLink
    99.6% Available
    in 98117
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    99.6% Available in 98117
  • 2. Xfinity
    100% Available
    in 98117
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    100% Available in 98117
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    31.2% Available
    in 98117
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    31.2% Available in 98117
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    in 98117
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available in 98117
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    in 98117
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available in 98117
  • 6. 6. Washington Broadband
    27.8% Available
    in 98117
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    27.8% Available in 98117
  • 7. Bluespan
    1.3% Available
    in 98117
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    1.3% Available in 98117
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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 99.6 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 100 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 55.9 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

  • Which is the best internet provider in Seattle?

    CenturyLink is the best ISP in Seattle. It offers solid speeds, fair and transparent pricing, and excellent customer service.

  • Which internet provider in Seattle is the fastest?

    The fastest internet provider in Seattle is Xfinity, with a top advertised speed of 1.2 Gbps.

  • Which Seattle internet provider is the cheapest?

    The cheapest internet-only plan available to Seattleites is offered by Xfinity and costs just $39.99 per month. Naturally, low-priced plans tend to be slower than pricier options. If you want to play games online or stream videos in 4K without issues, you may need to opt for something a little pricier.

  • Is T-Mobile 5G Home Internet available in Seattle?

    Yes, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet has launched in Seattle. Availability varies by neighborhood. However, those with access can sign up for a contract-free plan and get high-speed internet for as little as $50 per month once they take advantage of T-Mobile 5G Home Internet’s Autopay discount. Download speeds range from 33 Mbps to 182 Mbps.

  • Is Verizon 5G Home Internet available in Seattle?

    Yes, Verizon 5G Home Internet is available in some areas of Seattle. Thanks to 5G technology, this wireless service is significantly faster than satellite and older fixed wireless options. In fact, Verizon 5G Home Internet is even faster than its 5G competitors — though it may also cost more unless you’re a Verizon Wireless customer and can take advantage of the company’s bundle discounts.

  • Is there financial assistance for internet service in Seattle?

    The city of Seattle has a program known as Access for All, which offers free Xfinity or Wave internet connections to qualifying organizations and locations. Eligible organizations include nonprofits and digital literacy services for underserved communities within Seattle’s city limits. You can also find free Wi-Fi at many locations throughout Seattle, such as public parks, bus stations, community centers, and libraries. Several ISPs offer discounted internet to low-income households in Seattle.

Internet Provider Store Locations in Seattle

11,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Cheapest Internet Providers in Seattle, Washington

Provider Plan Starting From Connection Contract Length Data Caps
CenturyLink $39.99 Cable None No Caps
CenturyLink $50 Fiber None No Caps
CenturyLink $50 Fixed Wireless None No Caps

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