Internet providers in 98406

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98406 internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic35%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL55%
ClickCableTV(wholesale) - -Cable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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98406 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 98406 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 98406 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 35% of those living in the 98406 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 98406 area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 98406, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 98406

The largest internet providers serving the 98406 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 98406 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 55% of the area. Tacoma’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 35% of residents in the 98406 ZIP code.

Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 98406 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 98406 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, $46.24.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tacoma, $1.78.

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 98406 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, 544 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

55%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in the 98406 ZIP code, covering 55% 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Tacoma, $46.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tacoma, $1.78.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 98406 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 55% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tacoma's providers, 544 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

35%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 98406 ZIP code, covering 35% 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 98406 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 Tacoma, $46.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tacoma, $1.78.

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 98406 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 35% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Tacoma's providers, 544 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 98406 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 98406 and the greater Tacoma area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Tacoma at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Tacoma at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 98406 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 98406 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 98406 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 35% of households in 98406. The next fastest internet provider in the 98406 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 98406 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Tacoma, $46.24.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 98406 ZIP code, covering 35% of the city.

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.

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.

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.