Internet providers in Lakewood, WA

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Lakewood internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Lakewood 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 Lakewood area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Lakewood residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 24% of those living in Lakewood.

There are six internet providers serving the Lakewood area, and 98.46% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lakewood'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 Lakewood

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

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Lakewood residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 86% of the area. Lakewood’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 24% of Lakewood residents.

Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Lakewood covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Lakewood 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 Lakewood, $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 Lakewood, $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 Lakewood. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lakewood'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

86%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Lakewood covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Lakewood 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 Lakewood, $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 Lakewood, $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 Lakewood. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lakewood'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

24%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in Lakewood covering 24% 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood, $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 Lakewood, $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 Lakewood. These download speeds are available to 24% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lakewood's providers, 544 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Lakewood, WA internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 Mbps Cable 99%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 24%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 140 Mbps DSL 86%
City of Tacoma - - Cable 63%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - - DSL 10%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Lakewood with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 24% of households in Lakewood. The next fastest internet provider in Lakewood is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 99% of the area.

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

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lakewood, covering 24% of the city.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.