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. CenturyLink
98% available in Seattle
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

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3. Wave Broadband
99% available in Seattle
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Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Ziply Fiber
3% available in Seattle
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

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6. Ooma
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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1. Comcast Business
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Cable
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1000Mbps

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2. Viasat
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Ooma
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. StarTouch, Inc.
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Zayo Group
27% available in Seattle
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Sawtooth Technologies
Available in Seattle
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Allstream
Available in Seattle
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Syringa Networks
Available in Seattle
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. PowerOne
Available in Seattle
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
10. One Ring Networks
Available in Seattle
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
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. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Seattle
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

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4. AT&T Wireless
Available in Seattle
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AT&T Wireless
5G

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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 best internet provider in Seattle?

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

Overall, Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Seattle with speeds up to 2,000 Mbps using fiber. Xfinity offers a few other cable internet plans at lower speeds if you don’t need a gigabit connection.

CenturyLink is another fiber internet provider with speeds up to 940 Mbps, but it also offers slower DSL service if fiber isn’t in your area. Ziply Fiber offers fiber and DSL internet too, although its availability is extremely limited in Seattle.

Wave Broadband is a cable internet provider only with speeds up to 940 Mbps. Like Xfinity and CenturyLink, it’s 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 delivers slower speeds than DSL, cable, or fiber (25 Mbps or less), but it’s available virtually everywhere.

Summary of Seattle internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
CenturyLink DSL & Fiber 940 Mbps 2.0/5
Wave Broadband Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Ziply Fiber Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5

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.

Fastest internet service providers in Seattle

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Wave Broadband offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Ziply Fiber offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

CenturyLink offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

The fastest internet provider in Seattle is Xfinity. Its Gigabit Pro plan reaches up to 2,000 Mbps using a fiber connection.

Wave Broadband and Ziply Fiber are slightly slower with their top speeds. Both have connections up to 1,000 Mbps using fiber (Ziply) and cable (Wave).

CenturyLink’s top fiber connection reaches up to 940 Mbps, but the 60 Mbps difference won’t be noticeable.

To compare more internet providers in Seattle, you can view prices and speeds by scrolling back to the top of the page. 

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CenturyLink Review

Learn more about CenturyLink’s 1 gigabit internet, installation fees, and more in this detailed review.

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CenturyLink vs. Xfinity

We pit CenturyLink against Xfinity to find out which is the better internet provider.

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Viasat vs. HughesNet

If you’re shopping for satellite internet, we pit the two primary providers in the Seattle area to see which has the best service.

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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 and CenturyLink—up to 2,000 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, 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 2,000 Mbps.

Downtown Seattle, Pioneer Square, and International District

Xfinity and Wave 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, 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, 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, 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 Seattle. Ziply Fiber is also available but its service area is small.

Viasat and HughesNet are satellite internet alternatives if you live in 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 usually cost anywhere from $30 per month to $300 per month. Your total cost will depend on how you use the internet.

How fast is CenturyLink internet?

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. Enter your zip code above to see what’s available in your part of town, or click on the button below.

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How much is Xfinity internet in Seattle?

Xfinity internet plans start at $34.99 per month for 50 Mbps, and go up to $299.99 for the Gigabit Pro plan, which is 2,000 Mbps.* A popular mid-range plan is the 400 Mbps that’s priced at $74.99 per month, which includes unlimited access to the Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspot network.*

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*Price is with a 2-year contract and is current as of 7/3/2019 and does not include taxes and equipment rental fees. 

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

Start by installing the Xfinity WiFi Hotspots 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.

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

Step 2: Tap on a hotspot and your device will automatically connect.

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

AT&T

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Bruce W | 03-25-2019

Basically the worst service you’ll ever experience on all fronts. Slow data and internet speeds, throttled, choppy calls, frequently dropped calls, terrible customer service, and high prices. You couldn’t make a worse company if you tried. AT&T is the definition of horrible.

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CenturyLink

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Kelsie M | 02-11-2019

I transferred services out of state and they never set up a new account, I was getting past due bills for bills I had been paying on time w/my new address. I went a week without internet and never got the refund I was promised. Took over a week to get a new account setup as I was transferred from department to department numerous times. Very incompetent customer service, STAY AWAY

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XFINITY

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Kevin H | 09-01-2016

I'm getting 110Mbps* consistantly on my laptop (via wireless router that is connected to by cable modem, using a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem and a AC dual band wifi router). * I needed to add a wifi extender to boost the router signal to reach all 3 floors of my home, so these speeds come at some additional hardware costs. But over all Comcast is the fastest provider, and if you like to stream 4K or 8K you tube videos or 4k content on Netflix or 4K Amazon films on the newer line of TV's (4K) then Xfinity is really your only choice.

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