Rock Island, 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 Rock Island, 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 Rock Island 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
1Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas CountyDSL1000 Mbps1000 Mbps100.0%
2SpectrumCable940 Mbps35 Mbps100.0%
3Ziply FiberDSL115 Mbps7 Mbps100.0%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6Computer 5wireless30 Mbps5 Mbps37.0%
desktop_mac

Rock Island 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 Rock Island have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:

wifi_tethering

Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Rock Island compare to Douglas County? The average speed in Rock Island is 71.22 Mbps which is faster than Douglas County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Washington average of 24.42 Mbps.

wifi

Rock Island Internet Access Facts

  • The average download speed in Rock Island is 191.6% faster than the average in Washington and 119.8% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 22.2% of the Douglas County population

  • The average internet download speed in Rock Island is 71.22 Mbps based upon 32 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 99.7% of the Rock Island population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Rock Island residents

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

web

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 Rock Island 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 Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County as the top provider for Rock Island, Washington.

Who has the fastest internet service in Rock Island?

Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Rock Island.

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

The following zip codes were used: 98850

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Rock Island 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 Rock Island compare to other cities in Washington?

Click through to see how the Rock Island broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Arlington Heights, Crocker, Issaquah, Marrowstone, Marysville, Parkwood, Shelton

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Rock Island, Washington population.

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 Rock Island, Washington?

Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County, Spectrum and Ziply Fiber provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Rock Island.

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.




Rock Island 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.


Spectrum

  • 125+ channels
  • Flexible packages
  • 85,000 OnDemand titles
  • All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
Learn More

DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Learn More

Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
Learn More

YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
Learn More

DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
Learn More

fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
Learn More