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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

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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable55%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic20%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL100%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 250 MbpsCable81%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsWired9.884%
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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 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 20% of those living in the 98104 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 98104 area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 98104, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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

987 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 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 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*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 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 $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 100 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 slower than the average max speeds from all Seattle's providers, 677 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

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 $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 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 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 98104 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 98104 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 98104 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 20% of households in 98104. The next fastest internet provider in the 98104 ZIP code is Wave Broadband, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 9.884% 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.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.