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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(78)
3. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband
43% available in Seattle
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(94)
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. HughesNet
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating(199)
6. Viasat
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. T-Mobile Home Internet
1% available in Seattle
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

Eligible new customers get a $100 Virtual Prepaid Mastercard®

8. Google Fiber Webpass
20% available in Seattle
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Unlimitedville
1% available in Seattle
Connection:
LTE Home
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
1. Comcast Business
99% available in Seattle
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(11)
2. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband
43% available in Seattle
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(94)
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(199)
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. Unlimitedville
1% available in Seattle
Connection:
LTE Home
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
8. Zayo Group
76% available in Seattle
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Allstream
76% available in Seattle
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
10. 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

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

Take our quiz to find out how much internet speed you need. Or use our internet speed test to test your current speeds.

0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

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 Fiber5,000 Mbps/5,000 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$24.99Up to 75 MbpsView Plans
Viasat$30.0012 MbpsView Plans
CenturyLink$30.00Up to 200 MbpsView Plans
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Internet Deals and Promotions in Seattle, WA

ProviderAvailable DealView on Provider’s Site
Xfinity Get a discount on your internet service when you add an Xfinity Mobile phone line to go with it. Depending on the plan, you can get a discount ranging from $10 to $30 per month if you sign up for both services.Get the Deal
Astound Broadband Get $75 off your internet bill for every friend you refer who signs up for Astound Broadband.Get the Deal
Verizon Home Internet Get 50% a month off 5G Home Internet when you also have the 5G Play More, 5G Do More or 5G Get More phone plan.Get the Deal
EarthLink Get a flat rate with EarthLink with no extra charges for installation, equipment, or data.Get the Deal
CenturyLink Order CenturyLink's gigabit fiber plan and get a waiver on the cost of modem rental and installation.Get the Deal
T-Mobile Sign up for T-Mobile 5G Home Internet to get a $50 Virtual Prepaid Mastercard® covering the cost of one month’s worth of service.Get the Deal
Google Fiber Get the 1 Gig plan for $70 per month to have 1,000 Mbps speeds with no data caps and free installation.Get the Deal
HughesNet Get free standard installation when you sign up for a qualifying satellite internet plan.Get the Deal
Viasat Get a $300 VISA prepaid card and up to $300 off on a qualifying satellite internet plan.Get the Deal

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 5,000 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 5,000 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

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. Xfinity customers gave the highest speed ratings in our customer satisfaction survey. While CenturyLink didn’t get great ratings overall, its fiber internet scores knocked it out of the park.

 

Wave Broadband didn’t have the highest scores in the survey, but it’s still worth taking a look at. Astound 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. Wave 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

Wave logo

“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. There are two CenturyLink fiber internet plans—a 200 Mbps plan and a gigabit plan that 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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CenturyLink

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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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