Internet providers in Burien, WA

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Burien internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Burien 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 Burien area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Burien residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 73% of those living in Burien.

There are six internet providers serving the Burien area, and 99.67% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Burien's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Burien

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

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Burien residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 73% of the area. Burien’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 73% of Burien residents.

Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Burien covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Burien 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 Burien, $47.24.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Burien, $3.63.

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 Burien. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Burien's providers, 544 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

73%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Burien covering 73% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Burien 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 Burien, $47.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Burien, $3.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Burien. These download speeds are available to 73% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Burien's providers, 544 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

73%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Burien covering 73% 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 Burien than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Burien, $47.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Burien, $3.63.

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 Burien. These download speeds are available to 73% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Burien's providers, 544 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Burien, WA internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic73%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 140 MbpsDSL73%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - -DSL12%
WaveDivision Holdings, LLC - -Cable1.517%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Burien with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 73% of households in Burien. The next fastest internet provider in Burien is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Burien with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Burien, $47.24.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Burien, covering 73% of the city.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.