Chico, 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 Chico, 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 Chico 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
1WaveDivision HoldingsCable, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps100.0%
2CenturyLinkDSL80 Mbps10 Mbps53.2%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Chico 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.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Chico are compared to Kitsap County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Washington overall?
Average download speeds in Chico of 32.3 Mbps are faster than the Kitsap County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Washington.

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Chico Internet Access Facts

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 46.3% of Kitsap County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 65.5% of Chico residents

  • There are 4 residential internet providers in Chico, WA providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Chico is 32.3% faster than the average in Washington and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 59.8% of the Kitsap County population

  • The average internet download speed in Chico is 32.3 Mbps based upon 17624 measurements taken in the last 12 months

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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 Chico 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 Chico, Washington.

Who has the fastest internet service in Chico?

WaveDivision Holdings with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Chico.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Chico, Washington?

The following zip codes were used: 98312 and 98383

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Chico internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
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How do the internet speeds in Chico compare to other cities in Washington?

Click through to see how the Chico broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Auburn, Chico, Gold Bar, Lake Shore, Marysville, Roslyn, Sudden Valley

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Chico - 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 Chico, Washington?

WaveDivision Holdings provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Chico.

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.




Chico 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.


DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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