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|
|1||Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County||DSL||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||Spectrum||Cable||940 Mbps||35 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||Ziply Fiber||DSL||115 Mbps||7 Mbps||100.0%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||Computer 5||wireless||30 Mbps||5 Mbps||37.0%|
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:
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.
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
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.
|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 Rock Island compare to other cities in Washington?
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.
- 125+ channels
- Flexible packages
- 85,000 OnDemand titles
- All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
- 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