Best Bellingham Internet Service Providers
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 6 choices for service in Bellingham, WA that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Bellingham by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Xfinity||Cable||987 Mbps||35 Mbps||99.0%|
|2||Sound Internet Services||Cable, DSL, Fiber, wireless||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||88.3%|
|3||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||78.6%|
|4||WaveDivision Holdings||Cable, DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||25.1%|
|5||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Bellingham WA Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Bellingham have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Bellingham are compared to Whatcom County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Washington overall?
Average download speeds in Bellingham of 32.32 Mbps are faster than the Whatcom County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Washington.
Bellingham Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Bellingham is 7.78 Mbps. This is 20.6% faster than the average in Washington and 32.9% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Bellingham is 62.1% faster than the Whatcom County average and 0.2% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Bellingham is 7.78 Mbps. This is 49.9% faster than the Whatcom County average and 32.9% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 90.8% of Whatcom County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 25.4% of Whatcom County residents
The average internet download speed in Whatcom County is 19.94 Mbps based upon 396752 samples taken in the past year
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Bellingham residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Xfinity as the top provider for Bellingham, Washington.
Who has the fastest internet service in Bellingham?
Sound Internet Services and WaveDivision Holdings with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Bellingham.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Bellingham, Washington?
The following zip codes were used: 98225, 98226, 98227, 98228 and 98229
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Bellingham internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Bellingham compare to other cities in Washington?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Bellingham - Sound Internet Services, CenturyLink and WaveDivision Holdings.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Bellingham, Washington?
Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 99.0% of Bellingham.
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
Bellingham Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 260+ channels
- Award winning voice remote
- Customize your plan
- Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app