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Internet providers in 98226

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98226 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL21%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable86%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL73%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic6.530%
Wave Broadband $40.00 5 - 20 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 cable, which covers 97% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 23% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 20% of those living in the 98226 ZIP code.

There are nine internet providers serving the 98226 area, and 93.39% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 98226, prices start at $20 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Bellingham

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 157 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable
PogoZone 143 Mbps 85 Mbps Wireless
Wave Broadband 94 Mbps 57 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 120 Mbps 82 Mbps DSL

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*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

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 $54.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Bellingham, $45.62.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 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, $45.62.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bellingham, $1.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 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*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bellingham, $45.62.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bellingham, $1.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 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 faster 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bellingham at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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

Ziply Fiber is the fastest internet provider in the 98226 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 21% of households in 98226. The next fastest internet provider in the 98226 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 86% of the area.

Ziply Fiber offers the cheapest internet in the 98226 ZIP with service starting at $20/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bellingham, $45.62.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 98226 ZIP code, covering 6.530% of the city. PogoZone also offers fiber internet in 98226 and is available to 3.270% of households.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.