Internet Providers in South Prairie, WA

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Residential Internet Statistics for South Prairie, WA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.99

Internet Access in South Prairie, Washington

The average person within the South Prairie area has 3 providers to choose from. This is a pretty normal amount of choice for the US, since most companies that provide Internet used to be cable TV or landline telephone providers, and most houses are wired for one of each.

Viasat Internet is an second choice to the primary providers (Xfinity and CenturyLink), serving South Prairie with a top download speed of 35 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet service in South Prairie. fixed wireless outfits like Skynet Broadband are able to reach 20 Mbps or more via direct wireless technology. There are also 3 companies within South Prairie offering specialized enterprise-level subscriptions like SD-WAN. Our search results include every provider with business packages online.

The data on this page is primarily sourced via FCC filings. Coverage data is confirmed against private data sources and direct provider reporting to output more accurate resources than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by our research and analysis team, who gather tens of thousands of data points annually. There are 239 Internet plans in South Prairie since 2014. There are 19 Internet packages currently on the market.

XFINITY from Comcast is the most widely available option in South Prairie. The provider is accessible for close to one hundred percent of South Prairie. CenturyLink is the most likely second option, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of South Prairie with predominantly DSL service. The fastest plan we've seen for CenturyLink for South Prairie is 40 Mbps.

Broadly speaking, Cable and DSL are the most prevalent types of Internet service within South Prairie. and user speed test data below show where the real-world speed test results vary when comparing each of the zip codes and providers in South Prairie.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In South Prairie, Washington

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 100.0%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 100.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For South Prairie

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South Prairie is the 119th most connected city in Washington ahead of Buckley and Orting, but behind Puyallup, Sumner, and Bonney Lake.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in Pierce 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.

Approximately 100% of South Prairie 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 Pierce County, approximately 14,000 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 Caps in South Prairie

Many Internet providers have begun to increase the use of data limits onto consumer Internet plans lately. This market trend holds true for the South Prairie market, with local providers such as Xfinity featuring plans with data caps. This doesn't matter for most customers, but can be an issue for those that download a lot of high-def video. Caps for cable plans tend to be in the neighborhood of 1 Terabyte, which is more than 99 percent of customers use. XFINITY from Comcast customers should double check data caps before signing a contract, and not assume them based soley on statements online.

Compare South Prairie to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
South Prairie 4.1 Mbps 5 $0.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +530.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +144.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +156.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +165.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +158 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )