Internet providers in Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA internet at a glance
Seattle has four main internet providers across the city. Depending on where you live and your Seattle ZIP code, you could have access to multiple internet types and providers.
Internet availability in Seattle, WA
Cable – 97%
DSL – 92%
Fiber-optic – 75%
Seattle, WA residential internet providers
*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 11/27/19.
Compare the largest internet providers in Seattle, WA
The largest home internet providers in Seattle are CenturyLink, Frontier, Wave and Xfinity. CenturyLink and Xfinity are the most widely-available internet providers in Seattle, but some residents may also have access to Frontier and Wave.
CenturyLink – DSL and fiber-optic internet
CenturyLink offers both DSL and fiber-optic internet throughout the city. Service from CenturyLink is available in downtown Seattle as well as neighboring Bellevue, Bremerton, Burien, Kent, Gig Harbor, Manchester, Mercer Island, Renton, Tacoma and Vashon.
- Up to two internet plan options
- Plans starting at $45-$65/mo.*
- Price for Life guarantee with select plans
- Largest Seattle fiber-optic provider
Top Seattle ZIP codes for CenturyLink:
98105, 98106, 98108, 98112, 98115, 98118, 98122, 98134, 98144, 98199
Select CenturyLink Seattle store locations:
- 1505 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
- 93 S Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104
- 10655 NE 4th St. #208, Bellevue, WA 98004
- 1420 NW Gilman Blvd. #2101, Issaquah, WA 98027
Xfinity – Cable internet
Another option available throughout most of Seattle is Xfinity cable internet. Xfinity service can be found in parts of downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Renton, Tacoma and Vashon.
- Up to seven internet plan options
- Plans starting at $19.99-$299.99/mo.*
- Fastest max speeds in Seattle
- No term agreement required with select plans
Top Seattle ZIP codes for Xfinity:
98103, 98106, 98115, 98116, 98119, 98125, 98126, 98136, 98155, 98199
Select Xfinity Seattle store locations:
- 401 NE Northgate Way #400A, Seattle, WA 98125
- 2202 Westlake Ave. Suite 116, Seattle, WA 98121
- 408 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA 98004
- 391 Strander Blvd., Tukwila, WA 98188
Frontier – Fiber-optic internet
Frontier FiOS is primarily available to the north and east of downtown Seattle. Top service areas for Frontier FiOS include Bellevue, Bothell, Edmonds, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Redmond and Shoreline.
- Up to three internet plan options
- Plans starting at $29.99-$74.99/mo.*
- No data cap or speed throttling
- No contract required
Top Seattle ZIP codes for Frontier:
98004, 98005, 98011, 98020, 98028, 98033, 98034, 98036, 98133, 98177
Select Frontier Seattle-area store locations:
- 15 SW Everett Mall Way Suite D, Everett, WA 98204
Wave Broadband – Cable internet
Wave is a regional cable internet provider available in parts of Seattle and surrounding areas. Primary service areas for Wave Broadband in Seattle include Beacon Hill, Belltown, Capitol Hill, Interbay, Madrona, Mount Baker and Rainier Valley.
- Up to three internet plan options
- Plans starting at $19.99-$79.95/mo.*
- Unlimited data with select plans
- Use your own equipment option
Top Seattle ZIP codes for Wave:
98040, 98101, 98102, 98103, 98106, 98108, 98118, 98122, 98126, 98144
Select Wave Seattle store locations:
- 4766 1st Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98134
- 502 Rainier Ave. S #101, Seattle, WA 98144
- 4519 SE Mile Hill Dr., Port Orchard, WA 98366
Any or all of the Seattle internet providers above may be available depending on where you live. Click “View providers” to check for available providers in your ZIP code, or call to speak with our internet experts about available providers and plans at your address.
What’s the fastest internet speed in Seattle?
Download speeds 250 Mbps or higher
Seattle – 95%
Washington – 78%
U.S. – 73%
Download speeds 1,000 Mbps or higher
Seattle – 77%
Washington – 20%
U.S. – 16%
More than three-quarters of Seattle residents have access to download speeds of 1,000 Mbps or higher thanks to the high-speeds from fiber-optic and cable internet providers in the area. Fiber-optic internet service is also best for fast upload speeds and is less vulnerable to decreased speeds during peak usage times than cable.
Seattle fiber-optic and cable internet providers fastest max speeds
- CenturyLink – Fiber-optic internet with upload and download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Frontier FiOS – Fiber-optic internet with upload speeds up to 880 Mbps and download speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Wave Broadband – Cable internet with upload speeds up to 10 Mbps and download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Xfinity – Cable internet with upload speeds up to 35 Mbps and download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Seattle with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps in select locations. To find out if this plan and other high-speed internet plans are available in your area, click “Shop plans” below. You can also call to speak with our internet experts about the fastest Seattle internet speeds near you.
Shop cheap internet service in Seattle
If you’re looking for cheap internet plans in Seattle, you may have a few options for service starting at less than $30/mo. Plan pricing and availability will vary by location — call to find out if any of these cheap internet plans are available in your area.
Cheap internet plans in Seattle, WA
- Xfinity Performance Starter Internet – $19.99/mo.* for up to 15 Mbps
- Wave High Speed 100 – $19.99/mo.* for up to 100 Mbps
- Frontier FiOS 50/50 – $29.99/mo.* for up to 50 Mbps
- CenturyLink High Speed Internet – $45/mo.* for up to 40 Mbps
When shopping for internet in Seattle, keep in mind that cheap plans may require special terms or conditions to get the lowest price. For example, Wave’s cheapest plan pricing is only available for the first six months of service, after which your price will increase. Additionally, fees for equipment rental and Wi-Fi service can add to your monthly costs.
Trust our internet experts to inform you of upfront costs and ongoing monthly costs for internet service in Seattle. We work with multiple providers in the Seattle area to help you find the best deals.
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.
Bundle TV and internet with local Seattle providers
TV service is also available from top Seattle internet providers including Frontier FiOS, Wave and Xfinity. If you want to bundle TV and internet with CenturyLink, consider adding a satellite TV package from DIRECTV to your CenturyLink internet plan. Click on any of the Seattle TV providers listed below to learn more about channel packages and pricing.
Seattle TV providers
Seattle TV providers keep you connected to local sports
Seattle Seahawks – NFL
If you can’t take the noise at CenturyLink Field (one of the loudest stadiums in the world), you can watch it in the peace and comfort of your home on the local Fox affiliate, KCPQ Fox 13.
Seattle Mariners – MLB
T-Mobile Park, located in the heart of SoDo, is the place to be for Mariners home games. If you can’t make it to the game, you’ll find them competing for the AL West Division title on Root Sports Northwest.
Seattle Sounders FC – MLS
The Sounders share their home field with the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field, but they have their own channel for televised games – MYTV affiliate KZJO 22. You may also find games on ESPN or Fox.
The Washington Huskies football team plays at Husky Stadium, overlooking Union Bay. Check out the Pac-12 Network to watch Huskies football and other University of Washington collegiate sports on TV.
Your local Fox and MYTV affiliates are likely included with basic packages from all Seattle TV providers. Regional channels, such as Root Sports Northwest and the Pac-12 Network may only come with mid-tier or higher packages, or as part of an added sports pack.
Not a fan of the home teams? There are lots of ways to keep up with your favorite out-of-market teams. The easiest way to ensure you get to watch your teams on game day is to have the right sports package.
Most Seattle TV providers offer sports packages, such as NBA League Pass or MLB Extra Innings, that bring you live, out-of-market games from teams all over the U.S. Call and tell our TV experts which teams you’ve got to see; we’ll recommend the best provider and package for you.
Moving to Seattle
Whether you’re relocating to Seattle for the first time or moving from Montlake to Belltown, we want to help make your move a successful one. In addition to connecting you to Seattle internet and TV providers, we’ve included a few tips below to assist you before, during and after your move.
Last updated 11/27/19.
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