Internet providers in Seattle, WA

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1. Xfinity
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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2. Ziply Fiber
56% available in Seattle
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
6000Mbps

User Rating (43)
3. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband
43% available in Seattle
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (0)
4. CenturyLink
97% available in Seattle
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Order online – Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps for $50/mo for 12 months

5. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
300Mbps

User Rating (0)
6. T-Mobile Home Internet
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

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7. HughesNet
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
8. Viasat
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
9. Ultra Home Internet
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

User Rating (0)
1. Comcast Business
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (10)
2. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband
43% available in Seattle
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (0)
3. CenturyLink
97% available in Seattle
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Order online – Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps for $50/mo for 12 months

4. HughesNet
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
5. Viasat
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. Ooma
91% available in Seattle
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. Zayo Group
76% available in Seattle
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Allstream
76% available in Seattle
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
9. StarTouch
89% available in Seattle
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Seattle
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Seattle
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Seattle
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

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4. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Seattle
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

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5. Mint
Available in Seattle
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

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6. Visible
Available in Seattle
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

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How much internet speed do I need?

5+ Mbps

  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person

10+ Mbps

  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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What is the fastest internet provider in Seattle?

Xfinity is the fastest ISP in Seattle, with 1,200 Mbps download speeds. The runner up is Ziply Fiber, offering internet plans up to 1,000 Mbps. 

One advantage Ziply Fiber has over Xfinity is its’ symmetrical speeds, meaning with 1,000 Mbps download speeds, you also get 1,000 Mbps upload speeds. 

Two other fast ISPs in Seattle are CenturyLink and Astound Broadband with internet plans as fast as 940 Mbps.

ProviderMax speeds (download/upload)Internet type
Xfinity1,200 Mbps/35 MbpsCableView Plans
Ziply Fiber1,000 Mbps/1,000 MbpsFiberView Plans
Astound Broadband940 Mbps/10 MbpsCableView Plans
CenturyLink940 Mbps/940 MbpsFiberView Plans

What is the cheapest internet provider in Seattle?

Astound Broadband is the cheapest internet provider in Seattle. Its 100 Mbps internet plan costs just $19.95 per month, which is a great value. Xfinity is a close second with plans starting at $19.99 per month, but the Xfinity plan provides half the speed (50 Mbps) for nearly the same price.

ProviderPriceMax speeds
Astound Broadband$19.95100 MbpsView Plans
Xfinity$19.99Up to 50 MbpsView Plans
Viasat$30.0012 Mbps
CenturyLink$50.00Up to 200 MbpsView Plans

What are the fiber internet providers in Seattle?

CenturyLink, Ziply Fiber, and EarthLink provide fiber internet in Seattle. Ziply Fiber is the fastest, with plans up to 1,000 Mbps, but CenturyLink is still very fast with speeds up to 940 Mbps. 

 

Fiber is the best internet connection you can get, with fast, symmetrical speeds and excellent reliability. 

 

Fiber internet providers in Seattle

Ziply fiber—Fiber speeds up to 1,000 Mbps

CenturyLink — Fiber speeds up to 940 Mbps

EarthLink — Fiber speeds up to 100 Mbp.

What is the best internet provider in Seattle?

The best internet providers in Seattle are CenturyLink, Xfinity, and Wave Broadband.

Overall, Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Seattle with speeds up to 1,200 Mbps. Xfinity offers a good variety of other internet plans in the Seattle area at lower speeds if you don’t need a gigabit (1,000 Mbps) connection.

CenturyLink is a fiber internet provider that’s widely available in the Seattle area with speeds up to 940 Mbps, but it also offers slower DSL service if fiber isn’t in your area. 

Wave Broadband is a cable internet provider available in northern Seattle—an area that’s often out of reach for CenturyLink. Wave Broadband offers speeds up to 940 Mbps. Like Xfinity and CenturyLink, Wave Broadband is also widely available across the Seattle area.

If you live in areas around Seattle where landlines don’t reach, Viasat and HughesNet  are your best options. Satellite internet generally delivers slower speeds than cable, or fiber (100 Mbps or less), but it’s an internet provider that’s available virtually everywhere in Seattle.

Summary of Seattle internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Ziply Fiber Fiber 6000 Mbps 1.5/5
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband Cable 1000 Mbps N/A
CenturyLink DSL & Fiber 940 Mbps 1.5/5
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home 300 Mbps N/A
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps 4.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 1.5/5
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 1.5/5
Ultra Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps N/A

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Highest-rated internet providers in Seattle

CenturyLink and Xfinity are both widely available in the city, but neither ranked highly in our annual customer satisfaction survey.

Xfinity customers are slightly more satisfied with speed and reliability, while CenturyLink customers rated their service better in price and customer service. It’s worth noting, though, that CenturyLink’s fiber customers gave significantly higher scores on average than its DSL customers, which would put that service specifically higher than Xfinity overall.

Wave Broadband wasn’t included in our survey, but it’s worth checking out. It offers gig speeds and smart home integration. It’s locally owned too, operating out of Kirkland, Washington.

 

Seattle residential internet coverage

Home of Amazon, Microsoft, Tableau, Expedia, and hundreds of other tech companies, Seattle has several internet providers throughout the entire area.

North Seattle

In North Seattle, you can get the fastest internet service from CenturyLink and Xfinity. Neighborhoods in the Northwest (west of 1st Avenue NE) can get Viasat and HughesNet .

Seattle University District

People living near the University of Washington can get speeds up to 1,000 Mbps (1 gigabit) from Wave Broadband and CenturyLink—up to 1,200 Mbps with Xfinity.

Magnolia, Queen Ann, South Lake Union in Seattle

CenturyLink and Xfinity are the main internet providers in Magnolia, Queen Ann, and South Lake Union neighborhoods of Seattle. You can also get satellite service from HughesNet or Viasat .

Capitol Hill and Central District in Seattle

Wave Broadband , CenturyLink, and Xfinity all compete for the title of best internet in the Central Seattle area. These providers offer varying speeds and packages from 10 Mbps to 1,200 Mbps.

Downtown Seattle, Pioneer Square, and International District

Xfinity and Wave Broadband offer cable and fiber internet service to the downtown Seattle area. CenturyLink also offers internet in the downtown area and in the Chinatown-International District, but those areas have much slower speeds than other neighborhoods.

SoDo and Georgetown, Seattle

If you live just south of downtown (SoDo) or in the historic Georgetown area, you can choose from Wave Broadband , Xfinity, CenturyLink, Viasat , or HughesNet .

South Seattle

There are several good internet options in the neighborhoods east of the 5 and south of the 90. South Seattleites can choose from Xfinity, Wave Broadband , and CenturyLink, all of which offer gigabit speeds. CenturyLink comes in first among that bunch as the lowest price for a 940 Mbps connection. Xfinity costs more but its Gigabit plan speeds up to 1,200 Mbps.

West Seattle

In West Seattle, CenturyLink, Wave Broadband , and Xfinity all offer gigabit speeds. Viasat and HughesNet  also offer satellite internet service in the area.

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Featured customer reviews

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“I have enjoyed the high speed internet from Wave Broadband because of the speed! The service has been fine. The only problem that I have experienced is the high cost!”

–J. Andree

Xfinity

“I have Xfinity and for all of my experiences with them and their services, I have nothing but good things to say.”

–J. Harkins

CenturyLink

“I have CenturyLink and they are really great if you never need anything fixed. The internet is good, the prices are cheap, and for the most part there aren’t any problems. That being said, their customer service is total garbage.”

–E. Cawley

Seattle internet FAQ

What internet provider can I get in the Seattle metro area?

Xfinity, CenturyLink, and Wave Broadband are the top internet providers in available in the Seattle metro area. Ziply Fiber is also available in Seattle but its service area is small. See all your internet options by using our zip tool.

Viasat and HughesNet are satellite internet alternatives if you live in rural Seattle areas where landlines can’t reach, or if you’re unhappy with the other land-based options.

How much does internet cost in Seattle?

Internet plans in Seattle cost $30 to $300 per month. 

How fast is CenturyLink internet?

CenturyLink offers plans up to 940 Mbps in the Seattle area. The Simply Unlimited Internet plan is a DSL internet service with speeds up to 100 Mbps. The CenturyLink Fiber Internet plan uses fiber to deliver up to 940 Mbps. 

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How much is Xfinity internet in Seattle?

Xfinity internet plans in Seattle start at $19.99 per month for 50 Mbps, and go up to $79.99 for the Gigabit plan, which is 1,200 Mbps.* A popular mid-range plan is the Superfast plan that provides 600 Mbps for $59.99 per month, which includes unlimited access to the Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspot network.*

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*For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement. Includes $10/mo automatic payments and paperless billing discount.

Can you tell me how to use Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots?

Start by installing the Xfinity app (from Comcast Cable Communications) from the App Store or Google Play. Once you install the app, do the following:

Step 1: Enter your username and password. Be sure to save the password, so you don’t have to reenter it every time you use a hotspot.

Step 2: Navigate to the Connect tab and tap Xfinity WiFi Hotspots

The app will show you a map of all nearby Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots.

Step 3: Once you find a nearby hotspot and are in range, connect to the network named xfinitywifi in your Wi-Fi settings.

Step 4: A browser page should automatically appear. Enter your Xfinity username and password.

If you want to see where the Xfinity hotspots are in your area before you sign up, you can check out the Xfinity hotspot map.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Seattle

XFINITY

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Henry T | 01-20-2022

Left me without service for 2 months. Had to call repeatedly before getting a resolution. Still charged over $100 for service I did not get.

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XFINITY

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Ruchita D | 01-12-2022

Unreliable connection. Poor customer service. I can never connect to customer service. The connection is well and intermittent way too many times. I ve used spectrum before this and it was much better. Xfinity was the only option available in my area But definitely not going to renew after the 1 year contract

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Diane L | 12-12-2021

Internet down one to two times a week. Useless online customer service — either not functioning or unable to resolve the issue. 6 or more hours for service to come back up after rebooting.

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