Internet Providers in Waterville, WA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Waterville, WA
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 3
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.95

Internet Access in Waterville, Washington

Waterville features a total of 6 broadband providers offering home connections, and a total of 14 including smb, enterprise, and mobile providers like Fatbeam.

The information on this page comes from FCC reports. Listings here are confirmed through private data sources and direct provider reporting to output more granular results than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points each year. We've gathered 125 Waterville Internet plans since 2014, with 20 Internet or bundled plans currently marketed in the area.

The majority of Waterville residents have 2-3 wired broadband service providers available to them. 29.65% of Waterville residents — 400 people in total — have one or fewer choices. Regardless of other services in the area, including wireless, DSL and cable broadband are likely to offer the most agreeable pricing and data use packages for home use.

Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area for Waterville residents. They are accessible for practically one hundred percent of Waterville addresses. HughesNet is the most common second option, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. The fastest package we've found for HughesNet in Waterville is 25 megabits per second.

Fiber Internet is the top-performing option in Waterville. All Internet 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

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 Waterville, Washington

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
LocalTel Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Ziply Fiber 12 Mbps DSL 11m 22s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Waterville, Washington

  • LocalTel Communications - Fiber - 89.6% Availability in Waterville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Ziply Fiber - DSL - 74.4% Availability in Waterville - Speeds up to 12 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Waterville - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Waterville - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Waterville

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Waterville is the 278th most connected city in Washington ahead of Bridgeport and Chelan, but behind East Wenatchee, Manson, and Orondo.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Douglas 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: 90% of people living in Waterville 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 70% of Waterville 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 Douglas County, approximately 3,000 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 Waterville

Data collected by our market researchers shows that some of the popular ISPs in the area use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since subscribers view them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting", while providers insist that caps are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is streaming video, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Waterville

Provider Type Coverage Speed
LocalTel Communications Fiber 89.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 98.1%+ 1.0 Mbps
Ziply Fiber DSL 74.4%+ 12 Mbps
LocalTel Communications Fixed Wireless 15.3%+ 30 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Silver Star Telecom Fiber 100% 10,000 Mbps
LocalTel Communications Fiber 68.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
LocalTel Communications Fixed Wireless 18.5%+ 60 Mbps
Ziply Fiber DSL 6.5%+ 12 Mbps
Fatbeam Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Waterville to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Waterville 132.3 Mbps 6 $0.38 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +283.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -13.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -16.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -4.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -4.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )