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Best Internet Providers in Tacoma, WA

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Internet Providers Overview for Tacoma, WA
Total Internet Providers 12
Download Speeds Up To 2 Gbps
Cheapest Monthly Plan $30.00
Fiber Coverage 37%
Fastest Provider Xfinity

Top 11 Internet Service Providers in Tacoma, WA

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1. Quantum Fiber

33.1% Available
Download speeds up to:
940 Mbps Fiber
Prices Starting At 50.00/mo
33.1% Available

Quantum Fiber Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 8000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Quantum Fiber Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Up to 500 Mbps Internet 500 Mbps $50.00
Up to 1 GIG Internet 1000 Mbps $75.00
Up to 3 GIG Internet 3000 Mbps $100.00
Up to 8 GIG Internet 8000 Mbps $165.00
Call To Order Quantum Fiber Service 855-433-6350

2. CenturyLink

33.2% Available
Download speeds up to:
940 Mbps DSL, Fiber
Prices Starting At 50.00/mo
33.2% Available
Click here to see CenturyLink's coverage map for Tacoma, WA

CenturyLink Internet Availability By Type

DSL Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Fiber Download speeds up to 940 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

CenturyLink Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
500 Mbps Internet 500 Mbps $50.00
100 Mbps Internet 100 Mbps $55.00
Fiber Gigabit Internet 940 Mbps $75.00
Call To Order CenturyLink Service 844-980-3177

3. Xfinity

99% Available
Download speeds up to:
2 Gbps Cable
Prices Starting At 30.00/mo
99% Available
Click here to see Xfinity's coverage map for Tacoma, WA

Xfinity Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 2000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Xfinity Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
NOW Internet Internet 100 Mbps $30.00
Connect More Internet 300 Mbps $35.00
Connect More + Choice TV Internet 300 Mbps $45.00
Fast Internet 500 Mbps $55.00
Fast + Choice TV Internet 500 Mbps $65.00
Connect More + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 300 Mbps $65.00
Superfast Internet 800 Mbps $70.00
Gigabit Internet 1000 Mbps $70.00
Superfast + Choice TV Internet 800 Mbps $80.00
Gigabit + Choice TV Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Gigabit Extra Internet 1200 Mbps $85.00
Fast + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 500 Mbps $85.00
Gigabit Extra + Choice TV Internet 1200 Mbps $95.00
Superfast + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 800 Mbps $100.00
Gigabit + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 1000 Mbps $100.00
Gigabit Extra + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 1200 Mbps $115.00
Call To Order Xfinity Service 844-982-3173

4. Viasat

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
150 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 99.99/mo
100% Available

Viasat Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 150 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Viasat Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $99.99
Call To Order Viasat Service 844-983-3105

5. EarthLink

31.9% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 39.95/mo
31.9% Available
Click here to see EarthLink's coverage map for Tacoma, WA

EarthLink Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

EarthLink Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
N/A $39.95
Call To Order EarthLink Service 855-537-1089

6. HughesNet

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo
100% Available

HughesNet Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

HughesNet Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Select Internet 50 Mbps $49.99
Elite Internet 100 Mbps $64.99
Fusion Internet 100 Mbps $94.99
Call To Order HughesNet Service 855-958-4319

7. Always ON

31.9% Available
Download speeds from:
25 - 150 Mbps Fixed Wireless
31.9% Available

Always ON Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

8. Verizon

24.6% Available
Download speeds up to:
300 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo
24.6% Available
Click here to see Verizon's coverage map for Tacoma, WA

Verizon Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 90%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Verizon Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
5G Home Internet 300 Mbps $60.00
5G Home Plus Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Call To Order Verizon Service 866-498-5878

9. Rainier Connect

74% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Cable
Prices Starting At 39.95/mo
74% Available
Click here to see Rainier Connect's coverage map for Tacoma, WA

Rainier Connect Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Rainier Connect Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Internet 200 Internet 200 Mbps $39.95
Internet 500 Internet 500 Mbps $49.95
Internet 1000 Internet 1000 Mbps $69.95
Call To Order Rainier Connect Service 800-832-5725

10. Starlink

100% Available
Download speeds from:
50 - 220 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 120.00/mo
100% Available
Click here to see Starlink's coverage map for Tacoma, WA

Starlink Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 220 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Starlink Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
STANDARD Internet 150 Mbps $120.00
MOBILE - REGIONAL Internet 50 Mbps $150.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers.
MOBILE - GLOBAL Internet 50 Mbps $200.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers
MOBILE PRIORITY - 50GB Internet 220 Mbps $250.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses
MOBILE PRIORITY - 5TB Internet 220 Mbps $5,000.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses

11. T-Mobile Home Internet

41.3% Available
Download speeds from:
33 - 245 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.
41.3% Available
Click here to see T-Mobile Home Internet's coverage map for Tacoma, WA

T-Mobile Home Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 245 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

T-Mobile Home Internet Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Home Internet w/ Autopay Internet 245 Mbps $60.00 *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.

Tacoma Internet Resources for Low-Income Families

An increasing number of opportunities are exclusively available online, making access to reliable internet and a working computer essential to academic success. Unfortunately, the technology necessary for educational and professional pursuits remains out of reach for a disproportionate percentage of low-income households, a gap referred to as the digital divide. The upcoming lists contain resources for families in need of affordable computers, online programming, and Wi-Fi in the Tacoma area: 

Discounted Distance Learning Devices in Tacoma

  • PCs for People: PCs for People distributes professionally refurbished laptops starting at just $100 through its online store to low-income families in Tacoma. Low-cost internet and desktop computers are also available to eligible households after submitting an application.
  • ConnectAll by InterConnection: Based in nearby Seattle, InterConnection offers qualifying families and non-profits deeply discounted refurbished laptops, desktops and low-cost internet plans through ConnectAll, a store only available to low-income shoppers. 

Small tech shops in the Tacoma area may also sell refurbished laptops and desktop computers at a lower price than the cost of a new device. If you need to get your hands on an affordable device quickly, consider visiting one of the following small computer stores near Tacoma: 

Remote Learning Programs and Virtual Child Care Centers in Tacoma

  • Metro Parks Tacoma: For only $15, aspiring dancers can take three online ballet, hip-hop, or jazz dance classes through Metro Parks Tacoma virtual programming. Beginning, intermediate and advanced classes are available for enrollment and take place on Zoom. Not all virtual events through Metro Parks Tacoma require a fee either, as you can find art outreach events, DIY crafts, and even trivia nights, all for free.
  • Tacoma Public Library: Between weekly online programs like STEAM storytime, the K-12 Homework Center, and hundreds of available e-books all offered at no cost, the Tacoma Public Library provides an abundance of learning material that anyone can access just by signing up for a free library card. 
  • Tacoma Art Museum (TAM): Young artists will find a plethora of videos and project ideas to keep their minds and hands busy by exploring TAM at Home. For an even more immersive experience, students can register for the free online Art After School program to connect to the community through TAM.
  • Children’s Museum of Tacoma: The teachers at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma know that children learn best through play, and they’ve created free videos of DIY learning activities your children can do at home to keep their minds at work. Little ones can also join in on virtual storytime at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma for free. 
  • YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties: The YMCA offers adult and children members an array of virtual programs including visual arts, ballet, jazz, contemporary dance, and hip hop. The YMCA also awards the Y Experience Scholarship to families and individuals who cannot afford the full cost of membership. 

Free Wireless Internet Access in Tacoma

The City of Tacoma has also equipped every city-owned building and space with public Wi-Fi. The following locations are government-run institutions offering publicly accessible, free Wi-Fi in Tacoma:

There are many free hotspot zones located throughout Tacoma thanks to government programs and socially-aware businesses. Zoom in on our free Wi-Fi coverage map below to learn more information about indoor and outdoor establishments offering free Wi-Fi in Tacoma:

Free Wireless Internet Access in Tacoma, WA

Hotspot
1101 S. Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Hotspot
2320 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Hotspot
2201 South 78th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
Hotspot
8739 South Hosmer Street
Tacoma, WA 98444
Hotspot
3504 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
Hotspot
5411 23rd St E
Fife, WA 98424
Hotspot
115 Ramsdell St
Fircrest, WA 98466
Hotspot
71 North Maine Street
Fallon, NV 98406
Hotspot
4301 North Stevens Street
Tacoma, WA 98407
Hotspot
12180 Park Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98447

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Internet Provider Store Locations in Tacoma

Fastest Tacoma Internet Providers

Connection Type

Internet Providers

Download Speeds Up To

Upload Speeds Up To

Availability

Fiber
(Covering 37% of Tacoma)

CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit

940 Mbps

940 Mbps

0.2%

Quantum Fiber

940 Mbps

940 Mbps

33.1%

Cable
(Covering 99.4% of Tacoma)

Xfinity

2 Gbps

35 Mbps

99%

Rainier Connect

1 Gbps

20 Mbps

74%

DSL
(Covering 33.4% of Tacoma)

CenturyLink

80 Mbps

50 Mbps

33.2%

Fixed Wireless
(Covering 49.7% of Tacoma)

Verizon 5G Home Internet

300 Mbps

10 Mbps

24.6%

EarthLink 5G Home Internet

100 Mbps

20 Mbps

31.9%

Satellite
(Covering 100% of Tacoma)

Viasat Internet

150 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

Hughesnet

100 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

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Average download speed in Tacoma:

137 Mbps

Based on 45,267 speed tests

Internet Values of Tacoma Providers

Providers Connection Type Plan Price Download Speeds Up To Internet Value Contact
Quantum Fiber Fiber $165 per month 8 Gbps $0.02 per Mbps 855-433-6350
Rainier Connect Cable $69.95 per month 1 Gbps $0.07 per Mbps 800-832-5725
Xfinity Cable $70 per month 1 Gbps $0.07 per Mbps 844-982-3173
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber $75 per month 940 Mbps $0.08 per Mbps 844-980-3177
Verizon 5G Home Internet Fixed $80 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps 866-498-5878
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet Fixed $60 per month 245 Mbps $0.24 per Mbps
CenturyLink DSL $55 per month 100 Mbps $0.55 per Mbps 844-980-3177
Hughesnet Satellite $64.99 per month 100 Mbps $0.65 per Mbps 855-958-4319
Viasat Internet Satellite $99.99 per month 150 Mbps $0.67 per Mbps 844-983-3105

Best Internet Provider in Tacoma

  1. Quantum Fiber - Most Fiber availability
  2. CenturyLink - Most DSL availability
  3. Xfinity - Fast download speeds in Tacoma, most internet coverage and most Cable availability
  4. Viasat - Widely available
  5. EarthLink - 5g internet up to 100 Mbps
  6. HughesNet - Another great satellite internet alternative for those who can't get Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  7. Always ON - Fixed wireless up to 150 Mbps
  8. Verizon - 5g internet up to 300 Mbps
  9. Rainier Connect - Cable up to 1000 Mbps
  10. Starlink - Coverage
  11. T-Mobile Home Internet - 5g internet up to 245 Mbps

Fastest Internet Providers in Tacoma

Internet Fees in Tacoma

Common Providers in Tacoma Early Termination Fees Setup and Installation Fees Late Payment Fees Equipment Replacement Fees
Xfinity N/A $89.99 Up to $10 $14 per month

How Much Speed Do I Need?

25+ Mbps

  • Web Surfing & Email
  • HD Streaming
  • Supports 1-2 Devices
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

100+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD (4K) Streaming
  • Low Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports 3-5 Devices
  • Ideal for 2-6 people

1 Gig

  • Multi 4K HD Streaming
  • No Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports more than 5 Devices
  • Ideal for 6+ people

An Overview of Internet Providers in Tacoma By Connection

Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
CenturyLink DSL 100 Mbps 33%
Xfinity Cable 2 Gbps 99%
Rainier Connect Cable 1 Gbps 74%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Clatskanie Co-op Fixed Wireless 75 Mbps 2%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 245 Mbps 41%
Verizon 5G Internet 1 Gbps 25%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 32%
Always ON Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 32%
Quantum Fiber Fiber 8 Gbps 33%
Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Xfinity Cable 2 Gbps 99%
Rainier Connect Cable 1 Gbps 74%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 25 Mbps 41%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 32%
CenturyLink DSL 80 Mbps 33%
Verizon 5G Internet 300 Mbps 25%
Quantum Fiber Fiber 940 Mbps 33%

Internet Availability by Connection Type in Tacoma

Internet service providers in Tacoma use different methods for connecting their customers to the web. Connection types matter, so choose wisely. Fiber is generally the fastest and most reliable option, followed by cable, DSL and 5G home internet.

Fiber - 100%
Cable - 34%
DSL - 34%

What is Mbps?

Mbps is the abbreviation for megabits per second, and it also appears written as Mbits/sec. Internet providers use megabits per second to measure speeds. Broadband speeds are 25 Mbps or faster. Learn more about Mbps.

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