Internet providers in Seattle, WA
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Residential internet providers in Seattle by availability
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 03/26/19
The three largest providers in Seattle, WA are CenturyLink, Xfinity and Frontier.
CenturyLink offers both DSL and fiber internet throughout the city. Their DSL connection is available to 88% of the city and surrounding areas, while their fiber service is available to 62% of the Seattle area. Service from CenturyLink is available in downtown Seattle and throughout the city, as well as neighboring Bellevue, Bremerton, Burien, Kent, Gig Harbor, Manchester, Mercer Island, Renton, Tacoma and Vashon.
Another option available throughout most of Seattle is cable internet from Xfinity, which services about 86% of the city. Xfinity service can be found in parts of downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Renton, Tacoma and Vashon.
Frontier offers service to about 59% of the Seattle metropolitan area, with service most widely available to the northeast of the city. You can find Frontier in parts of Arlington, Bothell, Cottage Lake, Duvall, Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Shoreline, Silver Firs and Snohomish.
Wave Broadband offers service locally on the West Coast throughout Washington, Oregon and California. Internet with Wave is available in downtown Seattle, as well as parts of Bremerton, Duvall, Maltby, Manchester, Silverdale and Union Hill-Novelty Hill.
If you live further out in the Seattle Metropolitan area, you may also want to consider satellite internet from HughesNet or ViaSat, which both provide 99% coverage in the Pacific Northwest.
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With both DSL and fiber options and speeds ranging from 3 to 1,000 Mbps, a CenturyLink plan is sure to fit your needs.
Why Seattle love it
- Price For Life guarantee – There’s no contract, but you’ll still enjoy the same monthly rate for as long as you keep service.
- Build a bundle – CenturyLink partners with other brands, like DIRECTV, to offer TV, online security, streaming and more.
Xfinity offers some of the fastest internet speeds around, ranging from 15 to 2,000 Mbps, so you’ll get the speed you need.
Why Seattle loves it
- High-tech equipment – The xFi Gateway modem/router delivers reliable speed and lets you control your home network from your phone.
- Stay connected on the go – With 18 million hotspots nationwide, you can stay connected while out and about.
Outside of the city, Frontier offers DSL and fiber internet with speeds ranging from 1 to 1,000 Mbps depending on your address.
Why Seattle loves it
- Lock in your price – All Frontier plans come with a two-year price guarantee — no contract required.
- No data caps – Browse, stream and game as much as you want without worrying about going over a data limit.
Fastest internet in Seattle
Seattle residents have access to some of the fastest internet thanks to gig-speeds offered by cable providers and fiber-optic internet connects. According to the FCC, more than 95% of the Seattle metropolitan area has access to speeds of 250 Mbps or higher. In comparison, only have half of the U.S. population has access to speeds that fast.
Additionally, almost three-fourths — about 72% — of Seattle residents have access to blazing-fast speeds of 1,000 Mbps or higher, compared to only 13% of the rest of the country.
Fastest max advertised download speeds
Cable internet provider, Xfinity, has plans with the fastest available speeds of 2,000 Mbps, or 2 Gbps, where available. All other major providers in the Seattle metropolitan area, though, offer speeds up to 1,000 Mbps where available.
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Seattle, WA Wi-Fi hotspots
Whether you’re picking up the catch-of-the-day at Pike Place Market or taking in a Mariners game at Safeco field, you want to stay connected when you’re out and about. Here’s where you can find free Wi-Fi around the city so you’re never disconnected. Remember not to share passwords or sensitive information on public networks, though.
Where to find free Wi-Fi in Seattle:
- Attractions, like the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), the Space Needle, Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Public Library
- Coffee shops, like Elm Coffee Roasters, Seattle Coffee Works, Starbucks and Storyville Coffee Company
- Retail stores, like Ada’s Technical Books & Cafe, Barnes & Noble, Card Kingdom, Nordstrom and REI
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
If you’re an Xfinity or Frontier customer, you can take advantage of mobile hotspots from your provider. Xfinity has a network of more than 18 million mobile hotspots across the United States. Frontier allows you to purchase hourly, daily or monthly passes to Frontier My Wi-Fi or you can purchase unlimited Wi-Fi access as part of your service plan.
Moving to Seattle?
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Last updated 03/28/19
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