Kirkland, 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 Kirkland, 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 Kirkland 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||99.7%|
|2||Ziply Fiber||DSL, Fiber||115 Mbps||115 Mbps||97.9%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Kirkland 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 Kirkland 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
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Kirkland compare to King County? The average speed in Kirkland is 44.32 Mbps which is faster than King County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Washington average of 24.42 Mbps.
Kirkland Internet Access Facts
Fiber optic internet is available to 96.1% of Kirkland residents
The average internet download speed in King County is 23.72 Mbps based upon 14067488 samples taken in the past year
The average upload speed in Kirkland is 12.8 Mbps. This is 98.4% faster than the average in Washington and 10.3% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Kirkland is 86.8% faster than the King County average and 36.8% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Kirkland is 12.8 Mbps. This is 89.6% faster than the King County average and 10.3% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 96.8% of King County residents
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 Kirkland 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 Kirkland, Washington.
Who has the fastest internet service in Kirkland?
Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Kirkland.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Kirkland, Washington?
The following zip codes were used: 98011, 98033, 98034, 98072, 98083 and 98115
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 Kirkland 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 Kirkland compare to other cities in Washington?
Click through to see how the Kirkland broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Brier, Kennewick, Larch Way, Orting, Rainier, Summitview, Union Hill Novelty Hill
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Kirkland - 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 Kirkland, Washington?
Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 99.7% of Kirkland.
Kirkland 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