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Internet providers in 98101

Find internet providers serving the 98101 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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98101 internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable89%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsFiber-optic7.940%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL100%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic23%
Wave Broadband $40.00 5 - 20 MbpsCable69%
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98101 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 98101 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 98101 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 57% of those living in the 98101 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 98101 area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 98101, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Seattle

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 120 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 116 Mbps 67 Mbps DSL
Wave Broadband 206 Mbps 154 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 98101

The largest internet providers serving the 98101 ZIP code are Xfinity and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all in the 98101 ZIP code, covering 89% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 100% of the area. Seattle’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 23% of residents in the 98101 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

89%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in the 98101 ZIP code, covering 89% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 98101 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 Seattle, $50.99.

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 Seattle, $1.55.

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 98101 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Seattle's providers, 877 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in the 98101 ZIP code, covering 100% 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 Seattle, $50.99.

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 Seattle, $1.55.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in 98101 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Seattle's providers, 877 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

23%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 98101 ZIP code, covering 23% 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 98101 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Seattle, $50.99.

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 Seattle, $1.55.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 98101 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 23% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Seattle's providers, 877 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 98101 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 98101 and the greater Seattle area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Seattle at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Seattle at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 98101 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 98101 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 98101 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 89% of households in 98101. The next fastest internet provider in the 98101 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 7.940% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 98101 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Seattle, $50.99.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 98101 ZIP code, covering 23% of the city. Xfinity also offers fiber internet in 98101 and is available to 7.940% of households.

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.

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.

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.