Big Lake, Washington Broadband Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 4 choices for service in Big Lake, 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 Big Lake 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||WaveDivision Holdings||Cable, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||98.6%|
|2||Sound Internet Services||wireless||25 Mbps||10 Mbps||59.7%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Big Lake 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 Big Lake are compared to Skagit County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Washington overall?
Average download speeds in Big Lake of 32.3 Mbps are faster than the Skagit County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Washington.
Big Lake Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Big Lake is 7.19 Mbps. This is 47.9% faster than the Skagit County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 93.3% of Skagit County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 25.1% of Skagit County residents
The average internet download speed in Skagit County is 19.75 Mbps based upon 139544 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Big Lake is 32.3% faster than the average in Washington and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Big Lake is 32.3 Mbps based upon 17624 measurements taken in the last 12 months
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 Big Lake 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 WaveDivision Holdings as the top provider for Big Lake, Washington.
How do the internet speeds in Big Lake compare to other cities in Washington?
Click through to see how the Big Lake broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Entiat, Frederickson, Larch Way, Mckenna, Otis Orchards East Farms, West Pasco, West Richland
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Big Lake, Washington?
The following zip codes were used: 98274
Who has the fastest internet service in Big Lake?
WaveDivision Holdings with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Big Lake.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Unlikely. Our records indicate there are no DSL providers that offer coverage to more than 15% of residents in Big Lake, Washington.
What is an internet data cap?
Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.
What is fixed wireless internet service?
Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Big Lake, WA residents.
Big Lake 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.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages