Best Darrington Internet Service Providers

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 3 choices for service in Darrington, 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 Darrington 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
1Ziply FiberDSL, Fiber115 Mbps115 Mbps98.1%
2ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
3HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Darrington 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

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 Darrington of 0.93 Mbps are slower than the Snohomish County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Washington.

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Darrington Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Darrington is 0.93 Mbps. This is 85.6% slower than the average in Washington and 92% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Darrington is 80.6% slower than the Snohomish County average and 84.7% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Darrington is 0.93 Mbps. This is 87.4% slower than the Snohomish County average and 92% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 95.8% of Snohomish County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 69.5% of Snohomish County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Snohomish County is 25.64 Mbps based upon 2363336 samples taken in the past year

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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 Darrington 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 Ziply Fiber as the top provider for Darrington, Washington.

Who has the fastest internet service in Darrington?

Ziply Fiber with a download speed of 115 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Darrington.

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

The following zip codes were used: 98241

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Darrington 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 Darrington compare to other cities in Washington?

Click through to see how the Darrington broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Edgewood, Elma, Fall City, Pullman, Rainier, Southworth, White Salmon

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Darrington - Ziply Fiber.

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 Darrington, Washington?

Ziply Fiber provides broadband internet service to 98.1% of Darrington.

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.




Darrington 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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