Washington Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Washington Internet Facts in 2022

  • Washington currently ranks 15th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly zero in ten Washington residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that five in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,850 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

In Washington, 93.7% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 19th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Columbia 100%
Pend Oreille 99.93%
Walla Walla 99.90%
Ferry 99.64%
King 99.26%
Stevens 98.37%
Pierce 97.87%
Island 97.69%
Snohomish 97.66%
Kitsap 97.01%
Lowest
Lincoln 0%
San Juan 28.34%
Okanogan 37.61%
Klickitat 44.82%
Skamania 53.96%
Adams 58.97%
Grant 65.25%
Wahkiakum 71.52%
Kittitas 71.57%
Lewis 73.56%

In Washington, 81.3% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 12th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Washington

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 91%
  • Without: 7%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 91%
  • Cellular data only: 10%
  • Satellite: 5%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 3%
  • 18-64: 3%
  • 65+ adults: 6%

  • <$20,000: 28%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 11%
  • $75,000+: 3%

  • Black: 4%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 7%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Mixed race: 3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4%
  • White: 4%

  • Employed: 3%
  • Unemployed: 5%

  • Less than high school: 7%
  • Some college or associate degree: 5%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 2%

Internet Speed in Top Washington Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Seattle 183.0 MBPS 35 Providers
Spokane 161.2 MBPS 27 Providers
Tacoma 164.3 MBPS 24 Providers
Vancouver 199.4 MBPS 23 Providers
Everett 218.6 MBPS 21 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Washington

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Xfinity 227.8 MBPS
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave 186.2 MBPS
CenturyLink 140.4 MBPS
Spectrum 96.8 MBPS
PocketiNet Communications 66.0 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 74.3%
Asotin 97.2%
Benton 95.3%
Chelan 95.3%
Clallam 86.8%
Clark 97.4%
Columbia 100.0%
Cowlitz 97.3%
Douglas 93.0%
Ferry 100.0%
Franklin 85.8%
Garfield 75.7%
Grant 86.5%
Grays Harbor 93.4%
Island 98.3%
Jefferson 90.9%
King 99.4%
Kitsap 97.7%
Kittitas 92.4%
Klickitat 55.7%
Lewis 87.0%
Lincoln 80.7%
Mason 95.2%
Okanogan 47.4%
Pacific 87.9%
Pend Oreille 99.9%
Pierce 98.8%
San Juan 94.7%
Skagit 95.2%
Skamania 61.4%
Snohomish 97.7%
Spokane 94.3%
Stevens 98.6%
Thurston 98.7%
Wahkiakum 71.5%
Walla Walla 99.9%
Whatcom 93.9%
Whitman 74.6%
Yakima 86.9%

Internet Providers By City in Washington

Aberdeen 99.4% 15 providers
Airway Heights 99.6% 17 providers
Allyn 99.5% 12 providers
Anacortes 99.2% 18 providers
Arlington 84.5% 18 providers
Auburn 99.4% 20 providers
Bainbridge Island 100.0% 16 providers
Battle Ground 93.9% 14 providers
Belfair 93.0% 16 providers
Bellevue 99.9% 23 providers
Bellingham 99.3% 19 providers
Benton City 68.6% 21 providers
Black Diamond 96.2% 13 providers
Blaine 88.5% 16 providers
Bonney Lake 99.7% 12 providers
Bothell 99.7% 19 providers
Bow 96.8% 15 providers
Bremerton 96.1% 20 providers
Brewster 11.2% 14 providers
Brush Prairie 99.3% 15 providers
Buckley 99.1% 12 providers
Burbank 100.0% 18 providers
Burlington 99.3% 16 providers
Camano Island 98.6% 14 providers
Camas 99.4% 17 providers
Carnation 98.8% 13 providers
Cashmere 93.5% 15 providers
Castle Rock 93.6% 17 providers
Centralia 94.8% 19 providers
Chattaroy 68.7% 19 providers
Chehalis 83.6% 19 providers
Chelan 87.9% 18 providers
Cheney 82.0% 18 providers
Chewelah 100.0% 14 providers
Clarkston 97.5% 17 providers
Cle Elum 76.0% 16 providers
Clinton 100.0% 13 providers
Colbert 74.7% 20 providers
Colfax 72.2% 15 providers
College Place 100.0% 19 providers
Colville 100.0% 16 providers
Concrete 95.7% 11 providers
Connell 1.0% 18 providers
Coupeville 98.4% 16 providers
Custer 75.0% 14 providers
Davenport 95.1% 14 providers
Dayton 100.0% 16 providers
Deer Park 97.7% 18 providers
Dupont 100.0% 11 providers
Duvall 97.3% 14 providers
East Wenatchee 98.7% 18 providers
Eastsound 98.4% 15 providers
Eatonville 80.3% 14 providers
Edmonds 99.8% 17 providers
Elk 98.5% 18 providers
Ellensburg 97.3% 15 providers
Elma 90.7% 14 providers
Enumclaw 97.1% 13 providers
Ephrata 100.0% 20 providers
Everett 99.8% 21 providers
Everson 83.6% 14 providers
Fall City 98.4% 11 providers
Federal Way 99.4% 14 providers
Ferndale 93.5% 14 providers
Fox Island 99.7% 11 providers
Freeland 100.0% 13 providers
Friday Harbor 95.5% 14 providers
Gig Harbor 99.3% 16 providers
Gold Bar 90.5% 9 providers
Goldendale 21.7% 13 providers
Graham 99.4% 15 providers
Grandview 84.1% 14 providers
Granger 89.3% 16 providers
Granite Falls 93.1% 16 providers
Greenacres 97.1% 21 providers
Hoquiam 92.5% 16 providers
Issaquah 99.9% 18 providers
Kalama 95.7% 17 providers
Kelso 98.7% 18 providers
Kenmore 99.8% 14 providers
Kennewick 99.3% 23 providers
Kent 99.7% 21 providers
Kettle Falls 100.0% 14 providers
Kingston 99.4% 16 providers
Kirkland 99.9% 17 providers
La Center 84.7% 18 providers
La Conner 99.4% 14 providers
Lacey 99.4% 17 providers
Lake Stevens 99.2% 14 providers
Lakebay 98.2% 13 providers
Lakewood 99.0% 15 providers
Langley 100.0% 13 providers
Leavenworth 87.4% 16 providers
Liberty Lake 96.2% 18 providers
Long Beach 100.0% 14 providers
Longview 99.4% 16 providers
Lynden 92.6% 15 providers
Lynnwood 99.7% 23 providers
Mabton 81.6% 16 providers
Manson 93.3% 15 providers
Maple Falls 95.7% 9 providers
Maple Valley 99.4% 12 providers
Marysville 98.0% 19 providers
Mattawa 69.7% 12 providers
Mccleary 94.7% 13 providers
Mead 83.9% 19 providers
Medical Lake 76.0% 17 providers
Mercer Island 99.9% 17 providers
Milton 94.6% 11 providers
Monroe 93.7% 17 providers
Montesano 91.3% 14 providers
Moses Lake 100.0% 19 providers
Mount Vernon 94.7% 15 providers
Mountlake Terrace 100.0% 17 providers
Moxee 81.8% 15 providers
Mukilteo 99.9% 16 providers
Naches 44.4% 16 providers
Newman Lake 93.2% 16 providers
Newport 98.6% 18 providers
Nine Mile Falls 81.7% 18 providers
North Bend 98.5% 12 providers
Oak Harbor 97.4% 17 providers
Ocean Park 98.0% 13 providers
Ocean Shores 99.5% 14 providers
Okanogan 76.5% 10 providers
Olalla 100.0% 14 providers
Olympia 98.9% 21 providers
Omak 72.8% 16 providers
Onalaska 96.6% 16 providers
Oroville 62.1% 15 providers
Orting 97.9% 13 providers
Othello 73.0% 19 providers
Otis Orchards 99.9% 17 providers
Pacific 100.0% 11 providers
Pasco 96.7% 20 providers
Port Angeles 92.6% 13 providers
Port Hadlock 97.5% 14 providers
Port Ludlow 98.6% 13 providers
Port Orchard 99.5% 16 providers
Port Townsend 98.1% 12 providers
Poulsbo 98.6% 17 providers
Prosser 79.7% 18 providers
Pullman 89.5% 14 providers
Puyallup 99.9% 22 providers
Quincy 87.9% 22 providers
Rainier 99.2% 13 providers
Ravensdale 92.3% 11 providers
Raymond 79.4% 13 providers
Redmond 99.5% 18 providers
Renton 99.4% 19 providers
Republic 98.2% 15 providers
Richland 99.1% 25 providers
Ridgefield 98.2% 19 providers
Rochester 94.2% 13 providers
Roy 93.8% 15 providers
Royal City 9.3% 13 providers
Sammamish 99.5% 17 providers
Seabeck 97.1% 9 providers
Seattle 99.5% 35 providers
Sedro Woolley 94.1% 15 providers
Selah 99.5% 16 providers
Sequim 93.4% 15 providers
Shelton 97.1% 14 providers
Silverdale 94.5% 19 providers
Snohomish 98.8% 17 providers
Snoqualmie 96.8% 11 providers
Soap Lake 100.0% 16 providers
Spanaway 99.7% 12 providers
Spokane 97.7% 27 providers
Stanwood 92.3% 15 providers
Steilacoom 79.9% 11 providers
Stevenson 88.5% 14 providers
Sultan 95.8% 14 providers
Sumner 99.8% 16 providers
Sunnyside 90.9% 18 providers
Tacoma 99.2% 24 providers
Tenino 99.8% 14 providers
Toledo 99.9% 15 providers
Tonasket 43.9% 14 providers
Toppenish 75.1% 15 providers
University Place 99.9% 14 providers
Vancouver 99.7% 23 providers
Vashon 99.6% 14 providers
Veradale 99.6% 18 providers
Walla Walla 99.9% 21 providers
Wapato 60.9% 16 providers
Warden 28.0% 15 providers
Washougal 81.8% 14 providers
Wenatchee 99.2% 16 providers
West Richland 92.7% 19 providers
White Salmon 85.1% 17 providers
Winlock 53.5% 16 providers
Woodinville 99.7% 17 providers
Woodland 91.4% 19 providers
Yacolt 44.2% 13 providers
Yakima 94.8% 21 providers
Yelm 99.4% 14 providers
Zillah 69.0% 17 providers