Seattle Internet and TV Providers

ProviderDownload SpeedsChannel Count
FrontierUp to 24 Mbps (High-Speed Internet)
Up to 75 Mbps (FiOS)
290+ (with DISH)
445+ (FiOS TV)
CenturyLinkUp to 1000 Mbps325+ (with DIRECTV)
XfinityUp to 100 Mbps260+
SpectrumUp to 60 Mbps200+
HughestNetUp to 25 MbpsN/A
ProviderFrontier
Download SpeedsUp to 24 Mbps (High-Speed Internet)
Up to 75 Mbps (FiOS)
Channel Count290+ (with DISH)
445+ (FiOS TV)
ProviderCenturyLink
Download SpeedsUp to 1000 Mbps
Channel Count325+ (with DIRECTV)
ProviderXfinity
Download SpeedsUp to 100 Mbps
Channel Count260+
ProviderSpectrum
Download SpeedsUp to 60 Mbps
Channel Count200+
ProviderHughestNet
Download SpeedsUp to 25 Mbps
Channel CountN/A

Data effective 2/8/2018. Pricing, plans, and availability subject to change. Not all offers available in all areas.

The Two Best Entertainment Packages for Seattle, WA

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DIRECTV ULTIMATE + *CenturyLink* INTERNET

FiOS 100/100 + FiOS TV Prime HD + Digital Voice

$89.99 per month

$146.00 per month

Up to 25 Mbps

Up to 100 Mbps

245+ channels

315+ channels

Get HBO®, STARZ®, SHOWTIME®, and CINEMAX® for first 3 months at no extra cost

Unlimited nationwide calling

2-year contract required on DIRECTV

No contract required

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DIRECTV ULTIMATE + *CenturyLink* INTERNET

$89.99 per month

Up to 25 Mbps

245+ channels

Get HBO®, STARZ®, SHOWTIME®, and CINEMAX® for first 3 months at no extra cost

2-year contract required on DIRECTV

Frontier Communications

FiOS 100/100 + FiOS TV Prime HD + Digital Voice

$146.00 per month

Up to 100 Mbps

315+ channels

Unlimited nationwide calling

No contract required

If these packages don’t work for you, don’t worry! There are several ISPs in Seattle offering a wide range of packages. Xfinity and CenturyLink are the two most common providers, but Frontier and Spectrum are also available in certain areas. And if none of these options are appealing, HughesNet satellite internet is also available.

Find the packages available in your part of Seattle:

Frontier Communications

Best Frontier FiOS Bundles for Seattle, WA

FiOS 50/50 + Digital Voice
  • $80.00 per month
  • Up to 50 Mbps
  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • Free router included
  • No contract required
FiOS 100/100 + FiOS TV Prime HD
  • $126.00 per month
  • Up to 100 Mbps
  • 315+ channels
  • Free router included
  • No contract required
FiOS 100/100 + FiOS TV Prime HD + Digital Voice
  • $146.00 per month
  • Up to 100 Mbps
  • 315+ channels
  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • Free router included
  • No contract required

Frontier FiOS isn’t widely available in Seattle—it’s mostly confined to the northern areas, like Broadview and Bitter Lake. If you do have access to the service, it makes a compelling option. The symmetrical upload and download speeds allow lightning-fast media sharing, making the service perfect for content creators and social media junkies who share a lot of video.

The FiOS fiber TV service is also great and has a large channel selection. And maybe best of all, there’s no contract required with Frontier. The downside? It’s a little more expensive than some of the other options available.

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Best CenturyLink Bundles for Seattle, WA

DIRECTV XTRA + INTERNET
  • $84.99 per month
  • Up to 20 Mbps
  • 230+ channels
  • HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME, and CINEMAX free for first 3 months
  • Professional installation included
  • 2-year contract required on DIRECTV
DIRECTV ULTIMATE + INTERNET
  • $89.99 per month
  • Up to 25 Mbps
  • 245+ channels
  • HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME, and CINEMAX free for first 3 months
  • Professional installation included
  • 2-year contract required on DIRECTV
DIRECTV XTRA + INTERNET + PHONE
  • $124.99 per month
  • Up to 25 Mbps
  • 230+ channels
  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME, and CINEMAX free for first 3 months
  • Professional installation included
  • 2-year contract required on DIRECTV

CenturyLink Internet is widely available through the Seattle area. The company’s fiber service is available mainly in the northeastern and southwestern parts of the city, while CenturyLink DSL service is available across the entire area. CenturyLink is reasonably fast, and in many areas of the city you can get the provider’s gigabit internet service. If it’s available to you, we highly recommend it—once you go gig, it’s hard to go back.

CenturyLink customers can bundle CenturyLink internet with DIRECTV satellite TV. DIRECTV offers a good channel selection, a great DVR, and some of the best sports programming around, like NFL SUNDAY TICKET. CenturyLink is also throwing in three months of premium channels to new customers at no extra cost.

Best Xfinity Bundles for Seattle, WA

Preferred XF Double Play
  • $89.99 per month
  • Up to 100 Mbps
  • 220+ channels
  • Free access to millions of Wi-Fi hotspots
  • 2-year contract required
Starter XF Triple Play
  • $89.99 per month
  • Up to 100 Mbps
  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • 2-year contract required
HD Premier XF Triple Play
  • $159.99 per month
  • Up to 100 Mbps
  • 260+ channels
  • Free access to millions of Wi-Fi hotspots
  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • 2-year contract required
  • X1 DVR service included

Xfinity from Comcast is also widely available in Seattle. In fact, the entire Seattle area is covered by the Xfinity cable network. The service is fast and reliable, and it has a solid channel selection and powerful DVR. Unfortunately, Seattle doesn’t seem to get access to Xfinity’s fastest cable networks because the maximum speed we found in the area was 100 Mbps. Xfinity can get much faster in other parts of the country, which can help justify the somewhat higher price point and two-year contract.

Best Spectrum Bundles for Seattle, WA

Triple Play Select
  • $89.97 per month
  • Up to 60 Mbps
  • 125+ channels
  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • No contract required
Triple Play Silver
  • $109.97 per month
  • Up to 60 Mbps
  • 175+ channels
  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • No contract required
  • HBO, CINEMAX, and SHOWTIME included
Triple Play Gold
  • $129.97 per month
  • Up to 60 Mbps
  • 200+ channels
  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • No contract required
  • Everything in Silver plus STARZ, Encore®, and EPIX® included

Spectrum is not as widely available in Seattle as CenturyLink and Xfinity, but it still has a presence. The offerings are a little less exciting, though: 60 Mbps internet isn’t anything to write home about when almost every other provider in town beats it—including CenturyLink, which offers gigabit service. The channel counts are also a little lacking.

On the plus side, the prices are reasonable for a no-contract service—much cheaper than Frontier. And the premium channels Spectrum offers are a great perk for anyone, but movie-lovers and Game of Thrones fans especially can save a little money here.

Best HughesNet Plans for Seattle, WA

10 GB Monthly Data Plan
  • $49.99 per month
  • Up to 25 Mbps
  • 10 GB data cap
  • Bonus 50 GB data 2 a.m.-8 a.m.
  • 2-year contract required
30 GB Monthly Data Plan
  • $79.99 per month
  • Up to 25 Mbps
  • 30 GB data cap
  • Bonus 50 GB data 2 a.m.-8 a.m.
  • 2-year contract required
50 GB Monthly Data Plan
  • $99.99 per month
  • Up to 25 Mbps
  • 50 GB data cap
  • Bonus 50 GB data 2 a.m.-8 a.m.
  • 2-year contract required

HughesNet is a bit different than the other providers here. That’s because it’s a satellite internet service. Just like satellite TV, the signal is beamed from orbit to a dish on your roof and translated into a usable internet signal.

Satellite internet is nice because it’s available anywhere—even remote, rural areas far outside of any city. Of course, Seattle has plenty of other internet options, but satellite might still be compelling if you travel a lot and want the same service everywhere.

The downside is that satellite internet is both slower and more expensive. A hundred bucks for 25 Mbps with a tiny 50 GB cap isn’t amazing by any stretch of the imagination. Still, if you need satellite internet, HughesNet is probably the best choice.

For the full run down of providers and packages in Seattle, check out our list of internet providers in Seattle, Washington. You can also get more detailed comparisons of individual providers by following the links below: