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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic39%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL92%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 250 MbpsCable50%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsWired31%
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98102 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 98102 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 98102 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. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 39% of those living in the 98102 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 98102 area, and 100.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 98102, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 98102

The largest internet providers serving the 98102 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 98102 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 92% of the area. Seattle’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 39% of residents in the 98102 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 98102 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 98102 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 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Seattle, $0.93.

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 98102 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Seattle's providers, 685 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

92%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 98102 ZIP code, covering 92% 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Seattle, $50.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Seattle, $0.93.

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 98102 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Seattle's providers, 685 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$65/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 the 98102 ZIP code, 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 98102 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Seattle, $50.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.42 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Seattle, $0.93.

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 98102 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 39% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Seattle's providers, 685 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 98102 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 98102 and the greater Seattle area. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Seattle at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Seattle at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 98102 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 98102 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 98102 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 39% of households in 98102. The next fastest internet provider in the 98102 ZIP code is Wave Broadband, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 31% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 98102 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 98102 ZIP code, covering 39% of the city.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.