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Internet providers in 98446

Find internet providers serving the 98446 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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98446 internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL92%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic9.790%
ClickCableTV(wholesale) $34.95 55 - 500 MbpsCable33%
RainierConnect $34.95 55 - 200 MbpsCable25%
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98446 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 98446 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 98446 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% 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 six internet providers serving the 98446 area, and 98.75% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 98446, 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) 72 Mbps 6 Mbps Cable
Xfinity 243 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 170 Mbps 123 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 98446

The largest internet providers serving the 98446 ZIP code are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and ClickCableTV(wholesale) bringing cable and DSL options to the area.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all in the 98446 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 92% of the area. Tacoma’s third most-available internet provider, ClickCableTV(wholesale), offers cable to around 33% of residents in the 98446 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 98446 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 98446 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, $47.48.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tacoma, $1.32.

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 98446 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, 382 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

92%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 98446 ZIP code, covering 92% 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, $47.48.

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, $1.32.

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 98446 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Tacoma's providers, 382 Mbps.

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ClickCableTV(wholesale) cable internet

Provider

ClickCableTV(wholesale)

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

500 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

33%

Cable from ClickCableTV(wholesale) offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 98446 ZIP code, covering 33% of the area.

ClickCableTV(wholesale)’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 98446 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for ClickCableTV(wholesale) start at $34.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Tacoma, $47.48.

ClickCableTV(wholesale) customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 55 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.64 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tacoma, $1.32.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ClickCableTV(wholesale) offers download speeds up to 500 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 98446 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 33% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Tacoma's providers, 382 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 98446 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 98446 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 98446 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 98446 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 98446 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 98446. The next fastest internet provider in the 98446 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 92% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 98446 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Tacoma, $47.48.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 98446 ZIP code, covering 9.790% of the city.

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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.

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