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Internet providers in 98531

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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable95%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL86%
Mashell Inc. - -DSL16%
Scatter Creek Ltd. - -DSL2.371%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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98531 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 98531 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 98531 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Centralia, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the 98531 area, and 93.98% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 98531, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 98531

The largest internet providers serving the 98531 ZIP code are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to the area.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all in the 98531 ZIP code, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 86% of the area. Centralia’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 98531 ZIP code.

Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in the 98531 ZIP code, covering 95% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 98531 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 Centralia, $46.24.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Centralia, $2.89.

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 98531 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Centralia's providers, 281 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

86%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 98531 ZIP code, covering 86% 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 Centralia, $46.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Centralia, $2.89.

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 98531 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Centralia's providers, 281 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 the 98531 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 98531 ZIP 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 Centralia, $46.24.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Centralia, $2.89.

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 98531 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Centralia's providers, 281 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 98531 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 98531 ZIP code with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in 98531. The next fastest internet provider in the 98531 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 86% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 98531 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Centralia, $46.24.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.