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Internet providers in 98531

Find internet providers serving the 98531 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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98531 internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable95%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL86%
RainierConnect $34.95 55 - 200 MbpsDSL16%
Kalama Telephone Company $49.95 6 - 200 MbpsDSL2.370%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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98531 internet service at a glance

At 98%, 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 cable, which covers 95% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 86% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.490% of those living in the 98531 ZIP code.

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 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Centralia

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 87 Mbps 57 Mbps DSL
Viasat 10 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Xfinity 145 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 98531

The largest internet providers serving the 98531 ZIP code are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and RainierConnect bringing cable and DSL 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, RainierConnect, offers DSL to around 16% of residents in the 98531 ZIP code.

Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 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, $49.98.

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 Centralia, $1.92.

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 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, 198 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

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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Centralia, $49.98.

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 Centralia, $1.92.

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 98531 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Centralia's providers, 198 Mbps.

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RainierConnect DSL internet

Provider

RainierConnect

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

16%

DSL from RainierConnect offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 98531 ZIP code, covering 16% of the area.

DSL internet from RainierConnect 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 RainierConnect start at $34.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Centralia, $49.98.

RainierConnect customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 55 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.64 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Centralia, $1.92.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, RainierConnect offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in 98531 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 16% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Centralia's providers, 198 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 98531 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 98531 and the greater Centralia area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Centralia at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Centralia at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 98531 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 98531 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 98531 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 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 940 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, $49.98.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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