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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic8.990%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable80%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic41%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL98%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 250 MbpsCable37%
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98109 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 98109 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 98109 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 50% of those living in the 98109 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 98109 area, and 99.93% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 98109, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 98109

The largest internet providers serving the 98109 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 98109 ZIP code, covering 80% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 98% of the area. Seattle’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 41% of residents in the 98109 ZIP code.

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

80%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in the 98109 ZIP code, covering 80% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 98109 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, $0.88.

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 98109 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 80% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Seattle's providers, 885 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 98109 ZIP code, covering 98% 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, $0.88.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in 98109 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Seattle's providers, 885 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

41%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in the 98109 ZIP code, covering 41% 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 98109 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, $0.88.

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 98109 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 41% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Seattle's providers, 885 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 98109 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 98109 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 98109 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 98109 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 98109 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 8.990% of households in 98109. The next fastest internet provider in the 98109 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 41% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 98109 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 98109 ZIP code, covering 41% of the city. Xfinity also offers fiber internet in 98109 and is available to 8.990% of households.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.