Pasco, Washington Broadband Internet Service

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 6 choices for service in Pasco, 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 Pasco 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
1Desert Winds WirelessFiber, wireless1000 Mbps1000 Mbps100.0%
2PocketiNet CommunicationsDSL, Fiber, wireless1000 Mbps1000 Mbps98.7%
3SpectrumCable940 Mbps35 Mbps99.9%
4CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber940 Mbps940 Mbps48.2%
5ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%

Pasco 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 Pasco which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:


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 Pasco of 6.03 Mbps are faster than the Franklin County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Washington.


Pasco Internet Access Facts

  • Cable internet is available to 76.5% of Franklin County residents

  • Cable internet is available to 99.9% of the Pasco population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 15.4% of Franklin County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Pasco residents

  • There are 6 residential internet providers in Pasco, WA providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Pasco is 2.7% slower than the average in Washington and 26.6% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps


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 Pasco 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 Desert Winds Wireless as the top provider for Pasco, Washington.

Who has the fastest internet service in Pasco?

Desert Winds Wireless and PocketiNet Communications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Pasco.

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

The following zip codes were used: 99301 and 99302

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 Pasco 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
Zero latency gaming

How do the internet speeds in Pasco compare to other cities in Washington?

Click through to see how the Pasco broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Camas, Clover Creek, Colville, Everett, Geneva, Port Hadlock Irondale, Purdy

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Pasco - Desert Winds Wireless, PocketiNet Communications and 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 Pasco, Washington?

Desert Winds Wireless provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Pasco.

Pasco 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.


  • 125+ channels
  • Flexible packages
  • 85,000 OnDemand titles
  • All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
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  • 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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  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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