Best Point Roberts Internet Service Providers
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 3 choices for service in Point Roberts, 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 Point Roberts 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||Whidbey||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Point Roberts 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 Point Roberts 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
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Point Roberts are compared to Whatcom County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Washington overall?
Average download speeds in Point Roberts of 13.04 Mbps are slower than the Whatcom County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Washington.
Point Roberts Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 37.1% of the Whatcom County population
The average internet download speed in Point Roberts is 13.04 Mbps based upon 472 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 0.0% of the Point Roberts population
Fiber optic internet is available to 19.6% of Point Roberts residents
There are 3 residential internet providers in Point Roberts, WA providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Point Roberts is 34.6% slower than the Whatcom County average and 59.8% 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 Point Roberts 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 Whidbey as the top provider for Point Roberts, Washington.
Who has the fastest internet service in Point Roberts?
Whidbey with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Point Roberts.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Point Roberts, Washington?
The following zip codes were used: 98281
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Point Roberts 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 Point Roberts compare to other cities in Washington?
Click through to see how the Point Roberts broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Cowiche, Elk Plain, Lake Stickney, North Lynnwood, Port Angeles East, Snohomish, Stansberry Lake
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Point Roberts - Whidbey.
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 Point Roberts, Washington?
Whidbey provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Point Roberts.
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.
Point Roberts 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.
- 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
- 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