Internet providers in Bellingham, WA

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Bellingham, WA internet providers

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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable99%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic26%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL68%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 250 MbpsCable5.974%
Sound Internet Services, Inc. - -Wired5.817%
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Bellingham internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Bellingham is comparable to the rest of Washington - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Bellingham area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Bellingham residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 29% of those living in Bellingham.

There are seven internet providers serving the Bellingham area, and 98.50% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bellingham's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Bellingham

The largest internet providers in Bellingham are Xfinity and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Bellingham.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Bellingham residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 68% of the area. Bellingham’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 26% of Bellingham residents.

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Bellingham covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Bellingham, $50.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bellingham, $0.93.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Bellingham. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bellingham's providers, 677 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

68%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Bellingham covering 68% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Bellingham 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 $45/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Bellingham, $50.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bellingham, $0.93.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Bellingham. These download speeds are available to 68% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bellingham's providers, 677 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

26%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in Bellingham covering 26% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from CenturyLink is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Bellingham than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Bellingham, $50.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.42 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bellingham, $0.93.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Bellingham. These download speeds are available to 26% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bellingham's providers, 677 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Bellingham, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Bellingham, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Bellingham and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Bellingham at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Bellingham at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Bellingham residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Bellingham with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 26% of households in Bellingham. The next fastest internet provider in Bellingham is Sound Internet Services, Inc., offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 5.817% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Bellingham with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bellingham, $50.99.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Bellingham, covering 26% of the city. Sound Internet Services, Inc. also offers fiber internet in Bellingham and is available to 3.221% of households.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.