Burien, WA High Speed Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 4 choices for service in Burien, 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 Burien 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||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||97.3%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Burien 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 Burien 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
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Burien of 0.69 Mbps are slower than the King County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Washington.
Burien Internet Access Facts
Cable internet is available to 99.3% of the Burien population
Fiber optic internet is available to 58.5% of King County residents
DSL internet is available to 70.9% of Burien residents
There are 4 residential internet providers in Burien, WA providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Burien is 38.3% slower than the average in Washington and 53.5% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 49.3% of the King County population
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 Burien 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 Burien, Washington.
Who has the fastest internet service in Burien?
Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Burien.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Burien, Washington?
The following zip codes were used: 98062, 98146, 98148, 98166 and 98168
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Burien 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 Burien compare to other cities in Washington?
Click through to see how the Burien broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Cowiche, Fords Prairie, Leavenworth, Lynnwood, Moses Lake North, Ocean Shores, Parkwood
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Burien - CenturyLink.
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 Burien, Washington?
Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 99.0% of Burien.
Burien 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
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 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
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages