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Internet providers in Stanwood, WA

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Stanwood, WA internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL92%
Wave Broadband $40.00 5 - 20 MbpsCable95%
Ziply Fiber $20.00 50 - 5,000 MbpsDSL92%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Stanwood internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Stanwood 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 Stanwood area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Stanwood residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 72% of those living in Stanwood.

There are seven internet providers serving the Stanwood area, and 91.08% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Stanwood's seven internet providers, prices start at $20 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Stanwood

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 18 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
Wave Broadband 96 Mbps 29 Mbps Cable
Ziply Fiber 176 Mbps 192 Mbps DSL
Frontier 16 Mbps 8 Mbps DSL
HughesNet 19 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Stanwood

The largest internet providers in Stanwood are Frontier, Wave Broadband, and Ziply Fiber bringing DSL and cable options to Stanwood.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Stanwood residents, covering 92% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Wave Broadband, which covers 95% of the area. Stanwood’s third most-available internet provider, Ziply Fiber, offers DSL to around 92% of Stanwood residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Stanwood covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Stanwood 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 Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Stanwood, $47.49.

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Wave Broadband cable internet

Provider

Wave Broadband

Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Cable from Wave Broadband offers broadband to nearly all households in Stanwood covering 95% of the area.

Wave Broadband’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Stanwood residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Wave Broadband start at $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Stanwood, $47.49.

Wave Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 5 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $8.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Stanwood, $2.06.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Wave Broadband offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Stanwood. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Stanwood's providers, 81 Mbps.

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Ziply Fiber DSL internet

Provider

Ziply Fiber

Starting price*
$20/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from Ziply Fiber offers broadband to nearly all households in Stanwood covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from Ziply Fiber uses telephone lines in Stanwood 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 Ziply Fiber start at $20/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Stanwood, $47.49.

Ziply Fiber customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Stanwood, $2.06.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Ziply Fiber offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Stanwood. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Stanwood's providers, 81 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Stanwood, you’ll likely have options from cable and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Stanwood, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Ziply Fiber is the fastest internet provider in Stanwood with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 92% of households in Stanwood. The next fastest internet provider in Stanwood is Viasat, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Ziply Fiber offers the cheapest internet in Stanwood with plans starting at $20/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Stanwood, $47.49.

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.

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.

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.

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%.