Internet providers in Washington, NC

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Washington internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Washington is comparable to the rest of North Carolina - 99%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Washington area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Washington residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Washington, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Washington area, and 99.71% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Washington's four internet providers, prices start at $34.99 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Washington

The largest internet providers in Washington are CenturyLink, Suddenlink, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Washington.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Washington residents, covering 92% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Suddenlink, which covers 100% of the area. Washington’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Washington residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Washington covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Washington to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Washington, $48.50.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Washington, $2.20.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Washington. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Washington's providers, 95 Mbps.

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Suddenlink cable internet

Provider
Suddenlink
Starting price*
$34.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

7 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Suddenlink offers broadband to all households in Washington covering 100% of the area.

Suddenlink’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Washington residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Suddenlink start at $34.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Washington, $48.50.

Suddenlink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Washington, $2.20.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Suddenlink offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 7 Mbps in Washington. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Washington's providers, 95 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Washington covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Washington where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Washington, $48.50.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Washington, $2.20.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Washington. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Washington's providers, 95 Mbps.

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Washington, NC internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic0.588%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 80 MbpsDSL92%
Suddenlink $34.99/mo. 50 - 150 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Suddenlink is the fastest internet provider in Washington with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Washington. The next fastest internet provider in Washington is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 0.588% of the area.

Suddenlink offers the cheapest internet in Washington with plans starting at $34.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Washington, $48.50.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Washington, covering 0.588% of the city.

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Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.