Benton City, Washington Broadband Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 6 choices for service in Benton City, 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 Benton City 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||Spectrum||Cable||940 Mbps||35 Mbps||99.7%|
|2||Desert Winds Wireless||wireless||100 Mbps||100 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||Ziply Fiber||DSL||115 Mbps||7 Mbps||87.7%|
|4||PocketiNet Communications||wireless||25 Mbps||8 Mbps||52.3%|
|5||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Benton City WA Internet Access Options
Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Benton City are compared to Benton County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Washington overall?
Average download speeds in Benton City of 10.48 Mbps are slower than the Benton County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Washington.
Benton City Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 22.6% of the Benton County population
The average internet download speed in Benton City is 10.48 Mbps based upon 14632 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 98.9% of the Benton City population
Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Benton City residents
There are 6 residential internet providers in Benton City, WA providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Benton City is 2.8% slower than the Benton County average and 67.7% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
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 Benton City 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 Spectrum as the top provider for Benton City, Washington.
Who has the fastest internet service in Benton City?
Spectrum with a download speed of 940 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Benton City.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Benton City, Washington?
The following zip codes were used: 99320
How do the internet speeds in Benton City compare to other cities in Washington?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Benton City, Washington population.
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 Benton City, Washington?
Desert Winds Wireless provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Benton City.
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.
What download speed do I need to stream movies?
For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.
Benton City 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.
- 125+ channels
- Flexible packages
- 85,000 OnDemand titles
- All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
- 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