Best Olympia Internet Service Providers
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 4 choices for service in Olympia, 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 Olympia 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||98.7%|
|2||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||60.3%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Olympia WA Internet Access Options
More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Olympia which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Olympia compare to Thurston County? The average speed in Olympia is 22.78 Mbps which is faster than Thurston County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Washington average of 24.42 Mbps.
Olympia Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 74.5% of Olympia residents
There are 4 residential internet providers in Olympia, WA providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Olympia is 6.7% slower than the average in Washington and 29.7% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 78.1% of the Thurston County population
The average internet download speed in Olympia is 22.78 Mbps based upon 454744 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 98.6% of the Olympia 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 Olympia 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 Olympia, Washington.
Who has the fastest internet service in Olympia?
Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Olympia.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Olympia, Washington?
The following zip codes were used: 98501, 98502, 98504, 98505, 98506, 98507, 98508, 98512 and 98516
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Olympia 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 Olympia compare to other cities in Washington?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Olympia - 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 Olympia, Washington?
Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 98.7% of Olympia.
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.
Olympia 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