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Internet providers in 98418

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98418 internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic70%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 20 MbpsDSL84%
ClickCableTV(wholesale) - -Cable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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98418 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 98418 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 98418 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 84% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 70% of those living in the 98418 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 98418 area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 98418, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 98418

The largest internet providers serving the 98418 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 98418 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 84% of the area. Tacoma’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 70% of residents in the 98418 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 98418 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 98418 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 98418 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, 514 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

84%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 98418 ZIP code, covering 84% 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 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 98418 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tacoma's providers, 514 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

70%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 98418 ZIP code, covering 70% 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 98418 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 98418 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 70% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Tacoma's providers, 514 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 98418 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 98418 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 98418 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 98418 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 98418 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 70% of households in 98418. The next fastest internet provider in the 98418 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 98418 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 98418 ZIP code, covering 70% of the city.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.