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CenturyLink $45 12 - 20 MbpsDSL100%
Click Cable TV - -Cable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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98421 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 98421 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 98421 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Tacoma, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the 98421 area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among four internet providers in 98421, prices start at $45 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 98421

The largest internet providers serving the 98421 ZIP code are CenturyLink, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 98421 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Tacoma’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 98421 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in the 98421 ZIP code, covering 100% 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 Tacoma, $51.66.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tacoma, $3.23.

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 98421 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Tacoma's providers, 23 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 98421 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 98421 ZIP where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Tacoma, $51.66.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tacoma, $3.23.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in 98421 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Tacoma's providers, 23 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

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

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in the 98421 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 98421 ZIP where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Tacoma, $51.66.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tacoma, $3.23.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in 98421 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Tacoma's providers, 23 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 98421 frequently asked questions

Click Cable TV is the fastest internet provider in the 98421 ZIP code with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 98421. The next fastest internet provider in the 98421 ZIP code is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in the 98421 ZIP with service starting at $45/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Tacoma, $51.66.

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.