Marietta-Alderwood, WA High Speed Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 6 choices for service in Marietta-Alderwood, 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 Marietta-Alderwood 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||99.2%|
|2||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||84.6%|
|3||WaveDivision Holdings||Cable, DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||42.7%|
|4||Sound Internet Services||Cable, wireless||25 Mbps||10 Mbps||99.2%|
|5||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Marietta-Alderwood 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 Marietta-Alderwood 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 Marietta-Alderwood of 7.19 Mbps are faster than the Whatcom County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for Washington.
Marietta-Alderwood Internet Access Facts
Fiber optic internet is available to 25.4% of Whatcom County residents
The average internet download speed in Whatcom County is 19.94 Mbps based upon 396752 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Marietta-Alderwood is 32.3% faster than the average in Washington and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Marietta-Alderwood is 7.19 Mbps. This is 38.5% faster than the Whatcom County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 99.5% of the Marietta-Alderwood population
There are 6 residential internet providers in Marietta-Alderwood, WA providing service to at least 15% of the city
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 Marietta-Alderwood 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 Marietta-Alderwood, Washington.
Who has the fastest internet service in Marietta-Alderwood?
WaveDivision Holdings with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Marietta-Alderwood.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Marietta-Alderwood, Washington?
The following zip codes were used: 98225 and 98226
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Marietta-Alderwood 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 Marietta-Alderwood compare to other cities in Washington?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Marietta-Alderwood - CenturyLink and 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 Marietta-Alderwood, Washington?
Xfinity and Sound Internet Services provides broadband internet service to 99.2% of Marietta-Alderwood.
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.
Marietta-Alderwood 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
- 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