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Internet providers in 98226

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL21%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable86%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic6.528%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL73%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 250 MbpsCable30%
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98226 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 98226 ZIP code 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 98226 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 8.890% of those living in the 98226 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 98226 area, and 93.39% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 98226, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 98226

The largest internet providers serving the 98226 ZIP code are Frontier, Xfinity, and CenturyLink bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to many in the 98226 ZIP code, covering 21% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 86% of the area. Bellingham’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers DSL to around 73% of residents in the 98226 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

21%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 98226 ZIP code, covering 21% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines 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 Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Bellingham, $47.15.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bellingham, $1.57.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 98226 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bellingham's providers, 402 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

86%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in the 98226 ZIP code, covering 86% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 98226 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, $47.15.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bellingham, $1.57.

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 98226 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bellingham's providers, 402 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

73%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 98226 ZIP code, covering 73% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bellingham, $47.15.

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, $1.57.

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 98226 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 73% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bellingham's providers, 402 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 98226 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 98226 and the greater Bellingham area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly 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 in the 98226 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 98226 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 98226 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 6.528% of households in 98226. The next fastest internet provider in the 98226 ZIP code is Sound Internet Services, Inc., offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 3.274% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in the 98226 ZIP with service starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bellingham, $47.15.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 98226 ZIP code, covering 6.528% of the city. Sound Internet Services, Inc. also offers fiber internet in 98226 and is available to 3.274% of households.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.