Internet providers in Vancouver, WA

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Vancouver, WA internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable99%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic27%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL86%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
StarTouch Broadband - -Wireless100%
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Vancouver internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Vancouver 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 Vancouver area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Vancouver residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 28% of those living in Vancouver.

There are five internet providers serving the Vancouver area, and 98.55% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Vancouver's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Vancouver

The largest internet providers in Vancouver are Xfinity and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Vancouver.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Vancouver residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 86% of the area. Vancouver’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 27% of Vancouver residents.

Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Vancouver covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Vancouver 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 Vancouver, $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 Vancouver, $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 Vancouver. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Vancouver's providers, 541 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

86%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Vancouver covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Vancouver 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 Vancouver, $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 Vancouver, $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 Vancouver. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Vancouver's providers, 541 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

27%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in Vancouver covering 27% 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 Vancouver than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Vancouver, $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 Vancouver, $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 Vancouver. These download speeds are available to 27% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Vancouver's providers, 541 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Vancouver, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Vancouver, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Vancouver and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Vancouver at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Vancouver at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Vancouver residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Vancouver with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 27% of households in Vancouver. The next fastest internet provider in Vancouver is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 99% of the area.

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

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Vancouver, covering 27% of the city.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

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.

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.