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Internet providers in 98403

Find internet providers serving the 98403 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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98403 internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL91%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic59%
ClickCableTV(wholesale) $34.95 55 - 500 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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98403 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 98403 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 98403 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL 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 59% of those living in the 98403 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 98403 area, and 100.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 98403, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Tacoma

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 86 Mbps 45 Mbps DSL
ClickCableTV(wholesale) 95 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
Xfinity 139 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 98403

The largest internet providers serving the 98403 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 98403 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 91% of the area. Tacoma’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 59% of residents in the 98403 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

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 98403 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 98403 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 Tacoma, $49.98.

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 Tacoma, $1.56.

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 98403 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Tacoma's providers, 447 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

91%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 98403 ZIP code, covering 91% 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 Tacoma, $49.98.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tacoma, $1.56.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 98403 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Tacoma's providers, 447 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

59%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in the 98403 ZIP code, covering 59% 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 98403 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 Tacoma, $49.98.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tacoma, $1.56.

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 98403 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 59% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Tacoma's providers, 447 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 98403 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 98403 and the greater Tacoma area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Tacoma at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Tacoma at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 98403 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 98403 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 98403 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 98403. The next fastest internet provider in the 98403 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 91% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 98403 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Tacoma, $49.98.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 98403 ZIP code, covering 59% 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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.