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Internet providers in 98104

Find internet providers serving the 98104 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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98104 internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable55%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL100%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic20%
Wave Broadband $40.00 5 - 20 MbpsCable81%
Wave Broadband $40.00 5 - 20 MbpsWired9.880%
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98104 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 98104 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 98104 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 41% of those living in the 98104 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 98104 area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 98104, 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
Wave Broadband 194 Mbps 128 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 146 Mbps 110 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 50 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 98104

The largest internet providers serving the 98104 ZIP code are Xfinity and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to most in the 98104 ZIP code, covering 55% 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 20% of residents in the 98104 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

55%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to about half of households in the 98104 ZIP code, covering 55% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 98104 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, $2.22.

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 98104 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 55% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Seattle's providers, 677 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in the 98104 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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Seattle, $2.22.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 98104 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, 677 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

20%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 98104 ZIP code, covering 20% 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 98104 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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Seattle, $2.22.

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 98104 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 20% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Seattle's providers, 677 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 98104 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 98104 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 98104 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 98104 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 98104 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 55% of households in 98104. The next fastest internet provider in the 98104 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 98104 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 98104 ZIP code, covering 20% of the city.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

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The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.