Internet providers in 98506

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98506 internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL66%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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98506 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 98506 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 98506 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Olympia, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the 98506 area, and 98.66% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among four internet providers in 98506, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 98506

The largest internet providers serving the 98506 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 98506 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 66% of the area. Olympia’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 98506 ZIP code.

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 the 98506 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 98506 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 Olympia, $46.24.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Olympia, $2.20.

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 98506 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Olympia's providers, 294 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

66%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 98506 ZIP code, covering 66% 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 Olympia, $46.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Olympia, $2.20.

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 98506 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 66% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Olympia's providers, 294 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 98506 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 98506 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 Olympia, $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 Olympia, $2.20.

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 98506 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Olympia's providers, 294 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 98506 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 98506 ZIP code with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 98506. The next fastest internet provider in the 98506 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 140 Mbps to 66% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 98506 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Olympia, $46.24.

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.