Best Waterville Internet Service Providers
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 3 choices for service in Waterville, 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 Waterville 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||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Waterville 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 Waterville 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 Waterville are compared to Douglas County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Washington overall?
Average download speeds in Waterville of 61.19 Mbps are faster than the Douglas County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Washington.
Waterville Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Waterville is 56.08 Mbps. This is 769.5% faster than the average in Washington and 383.4% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Waterville is 165.1% faster than the Douglas County average and 88.9% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Waterville is 56.08 Mbps. This is 793% faster than the Douglas County average and 383.4% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 69.9% of Douglas County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 0.3% of Douglas County residents
The average internet download speed in Douglas County is 23.08 Mbps based upon 87928 samples taken in the past year
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 Waterville 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 Waterville, Washington.
Who has the fastest internet service in Waterville?
Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Waterville.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Waterville, Washington?
The following zip codes were used: 98858
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Waterville 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 Waterville 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 Waterville, 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 Waterville, Washington?
Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Waterville.
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.
Waterville 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