Internet Providers in Tacoma, WA

Residential Internet Statistics for Tacoma, WA
Internet Service Providers: 8
Plans Start From: $19.95
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Tacoma, Washington:

Showing 1 to 10 Providers

  • 1. CenturyLink
    85.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    85.3% Available
  • 2. Xfinity
    98.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    98.7% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    41.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    41.5% Available
  • 4. Verizon
    90% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    90% Available
  • 5. 5. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 7. 7. Rainier Connect
    79.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    79.2% Available
  • 8. 8. Skynet Broadband
    5.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *20 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    5.5% Available
  • 9. Rainier Connect
    1.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    1.9% Available
  • 10. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave
    0.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    0.2% Available
2 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Tacoma. See All
6 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Tacoma. See All

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Tacoma is the third-largest city in Washington, and numerous internet service providers (ISPs) offer internet to the city’s residents. The two most popular options in Tacoma are Xfinity and CenturyLink, both of which have high speeds, large networks, and low premiums. A few smaller providers — including T-Mobile Home Internet and Rainier Connect — also offer home internet service to people who live outside the Xfinity or CenturyLink networks.

Fastest Internet Providers in Tacoma

CenturyLink is the fastest provider, since it offers fiber internet with download and upload speeds of up to 940 Mbps. CenturyLink also offers DSL internet with speeds of up to 100 Mbps, but we recommend Xfinity or Rainier Connect if you need faster internet.

Xfinity offers the fastest advertised download speeds in Tacoma at up to 1,200 Mbps, along with upload speeds of up to 35 Mbps.

Rainier Connect is the only other ISP to offer up to 1,000 Mbps plans in Tacoma. Nearly 80 percent of residents can get access to Rainier Connect’s cable internet, specifically people in south and central Tacoma.

Cheapest Internet in Tacoma

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet-only plan in Tacoma at just $29.99 per month for up to 50 Mbps download speed. The second cheapest plan comes from Rainier Connect, which charges $34.95 per month, but its download speed reaches only 10 Mbps. CenturyLink’s cheapest plan — with 100 Mbps download speeds — starts at $50 per month.

When you start looking for higher-speed plans, CenturyLink becomes a better value. The 400 Mbps Xfinity plan is $64.99 per month, while the 940 Mbps CenturyLink plan is $65 per month. You can get nearly double the speed for just one cent more per month if you choose the CenturyLink gigabit plan over Xfinity.

Comparing Xfinity and CenturyLink

Most internet users in Tacoma choose between Xfinity and CenturyLink. These providers have the largest coverage areas and best cost-per-Mb ratios of any ISP in Tacoma, and both offer various TV, phone, and entertainment bundles.

Xfinity has its own in-house cable TV and phone services, while CenturyLink partners with various satellite providers and streaming platforms to provide bundled packages. Depending on the package you choose, bundling with either provider will add at least $50 to your monthly bill.

Digital Equity Programs in Tacoma

Compared with many other cities throughout the country, Tacoma dedicates a great deal of time and effort to providing free and low-cost internet to its residents. The city has partnered with various companies to offer digital equity programs to low-income households. These programs include Comcast’s Internet Essentials, CenturyLink’s Internet Basics, AT&T Access, InterConnection, and PCs for People.

Internet Statistics for Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma, known as “The City of Destiny,” with its spectacular views of Mt. Rainier, is the 7th most-connected city in the state. With an average download speed of 164.3 Mbps and almost 100 percent of its residents having access to multiple providers, Tacoma is more connected than ahead of Lakewood, Federal Way, University Place, Milton, and Fox Island. However, about 3,000 people in the county have access to no more than one internet provider. Those with access are likely to choose between Xfinity, CenturyLink and Rainier Connect, the most available providers in the city excluding satellite internet providers.

Internet Provider Store Locations in Tacoma

3,000 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.

Tacoma is the 7th most connected city in Washington ahead of Lakewood, Federal Way, University Place, Milton, and Fox Island.

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

Fiber Availability: 56% of people living in Tacoma have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 99% of Tacoma residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Pierce County, approximately 10,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

Reference

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Tacoma, Washington

  • What is the cheapest internet service in Tacoma?

    Currently, the lowest-priced internet plan in Tacoma is the Xfinity 50 Mbps plan with a 1 TB data cap for $19.99/month. The cheapest internet plan with speeds up to 100 Mbps comes from Rainier Connect for $44.95/month.

    Summary of Low-Priced Plans in Tacoma, Washington

  • What is the fastest internet in Tacoma?

    Currently, some of the fastest internet speed offered in Tacoma is from Xfinity and Rainier Connect. Xfinity charges $80/month for speeds up to 1200 Mbps; Rainier Connect charges $79.95/month for speeds up to 1000 Mbps.

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

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

    Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the major internet providers that offer double and triple play bundles to Tacoma residents with prices starting at .

  • How many internet providers are in Tacoma?

    Tacoma has a total of 29 internet providers.

  • How many residential internet providers service are in Tacoma?

    Of the total 29 providers in Tacoma, 10 of them offer residential internet.

    Popular Residential Internet Providers in Tacoma (Listed by Coverage)

  • How many business providers are in Tacoma?

    In Tacoma, there are 19 business internet providers.

    Popular Business Internet Providers in Tacoma (Listed by Coverage)


    Popular Enterprise Internet Providers in Tacoma (Listed by Coverage)

  • Is T-Mobile 5G Home Internet Available in Tacoma?

    Yes, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet is available in Tacoma. It costs $50 per month (price includes autopay discount). Availability varies by neighborhood.

  • Can I get Verizon 5G Home Internet in Tacoma?

    Yes, Verizon 5G Home Internet has launched in Tacoma. It’s available to residents in some parts of the city, and it can deliver speeds that rival those of some wired connections.

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