Internet Providers in Soap Lake, WA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Soap Lake, WA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $61.26

Internet Access in Soap Lake, Washington

Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Soap Lake. HughesNet is also a common option.

Keep in mind that since FCC data is only collected biannually and only published six months after filing, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce this delay.

The average Soap Lake home has 2-3 Internet providers to choose from. Competition is desireable. It results in two providers competing on prices and service quality at a given address. This high level of choice isn't universal, though. A surprising 10.36 of residents still have only one or fewer options for true broadband Internet services.

LocalTel Communications is another commonly available broadband option in Soap Lake, offering Fiber service with coverage in practically one hundred percent of Soap Lake.

When it comes down to choosing an broadband provider, fiber is the top-performing choice around Soap Lake. All broadband providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber optics connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.

Internet Statistics 2021

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Soap-Lake, WA

400 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 Soap Lake, Washington

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Vyve Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
LocalTel Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Ziply Fiber 24 Mbps DSL 5m 41s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Soap Lake, Washington

  • LocalTel Communications - Fiber - 100.0% Availability in Soap Lake - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Ziply Fiber - DSL - 83.3% Availability in Soap Lake - Speeds up to 24 Mbps
  • Vyve Broadband - Cable - 67.8% Availability in Soap Lake - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Soap Lake - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Soap Lake - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Soap Lake

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Soap Lake is the 149th most connected city in Washington ahead of Quincy and Warden, but behind Moses Lake, East Wenatchee, and Ephrata.

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

Approximately 4,000 people in Grant 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: 100% of people living in Soap Lake 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 90% of Soap Lake 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.

In Grant County, approximately 13,000 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 Around Soap Lake

Data collected by our market researchers shows that top providers in the area use data caps for their home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can use one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Soap Lake

Provider Type Coverage Speed
LocalTel Communications Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Ziply Fiber DSL 83.3%+ 24 Mbps
Vyve Broadband Cable 67.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
LocalTel Communications Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Silver Star Telecom Fiber 100% 10,000 Mbps
Ziply Fiber DSL 21.0%+ 24 Mbps
Vyve Broadband Cable 10.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
LocalTel Communications Copper 0.0%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Soap Lake to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Soap Lake 76.8 Mbps 5 $0.17 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +338.6 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +42.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +39.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +50.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +50.8 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )