Internet providers in Mercer Island, WA

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Mercer Island internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Mercer Island 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 Mercer Island area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Mercer Island residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 39% of those living in Mercer Island.

There are seven internet providers serving the Mercer Island area, and 98.03% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Mercer Island's seven 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 Mercer Island

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

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Mercer Island residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 83% of the area. Mercer Island’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 39% of Mercer Island 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 Mercer Island covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Mercer Island 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 Mercer Island, $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 Mercer Island, $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 Mercer Island. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Mercer Island'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

83%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Mercer Island covering 83% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Mercer Island 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 Mercer Island, $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 Mercer Island, $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 Mercer Island. These download speeds are available to 83% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Mercer Island'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

39%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in Mercer Island covering 39% 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 Mercer Island 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 Mercer Island, $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 Mercer Island, $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 Mercer Island. These download speeds are available to 39% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Mercer Island's providers, 544 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Mercer Island, WA internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic39%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 140 MbpsDSL83%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - -DSL16%
WaveDivision Holdings, LLC - -Wired7.754%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Mercer Island with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 39% of households in Mercer Island. The next fastest internet provider in Mercer Island is WaveDivision Holdings, LLC, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 7.754% of the area.

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

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Mercer Island, covering 39% of the city.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.