Richland, 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 Richland, 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 Richland 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
1SpectrumCable, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps98.9%
2Desert Winds Wirelesswireless100 Mbps100 Mbps100.0%
3PocketiNet Communicationswireless25 Mbps8 Mbps73.6%
4Ziply FiberDSL, Fiber115 Mbps115 Mbps60.3%
5ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%

Richland WA Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.


Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Richland are compared to Benton County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Washington overall?
Average download speeds in Richland of 22.77 Mbps are faster than the Benton County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Washington.


Richland Internet Access Facts

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 5.6% of Richland residents

  • The average internet download speed in Benton County is 10.78 Mbps based upon 291896 samples taken in the past year

  • The average upload speed in Richland is 5.3 Mbps. This is 17.8% slower than the average in Washington and 54.3% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Richland is 111.2% faster than the Benton County average and 29.7% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Richland is 5.3 Mbps. This is 90.6% faster than the Benton County average and 54.3% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 87.2% of Benton 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 Richland 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 Spectrum as the top provider for Richland, Washington.

Who has the fastest internet service in Richland?

Spectrum with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Richland.

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

The following zip codes were used: 99320, 99338, 99352, 99353 and 99354

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 Richland 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 Richland compare to other cities in Washington?

Click through to see how the Richland broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Big Lake, Bunk Foss, Burley, Lake Stevens, Sultan, Sunday Lake, Toppenish

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Richland - Spectrum and 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 Richland, Washington?

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

Richland 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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