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Internet providers in 98424

Find internet providers serving the 98424 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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98424 internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL100%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic16%
ClickCableTV(wholesale) $34.95 55 - 500 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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98424 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 98424 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 98424 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 98% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 26% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 6.380% of those living in the 98424 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 98424 area, and 100.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 98424, 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
ClickCableTV(wholesale) 130 Mbps 7 Mbps Cable
Xfinity 130 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 154 Mbps 125 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 98424

The largest internet providers serving the 98424 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 98424 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 100% of the area. Tacoma’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 16% of residents in the 98424 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 98424 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 98424 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 98424 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, 455 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in the 98424 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 $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 20 Mbps in 98424 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, 455 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

16%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 98424 ZIP code, covering 16% 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 98424 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 98424 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 16% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Tacoma's providers, 455 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 98424 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 98424 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 98424 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 98424 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 98424 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 98424. The next fastest internet provider in the 98424 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 98424 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 98424 ZIP code, covering 16% of the city.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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%.