Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster
Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster
Average Mbps download speed
Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue – Population 3,939,363
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett – Population 3,048,064
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro – Population 2,478,810
The largest metro area in Washington is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with a population of 3,939,363.00. This is followed by the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett metro area, with a population of 3,048,064.00. This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.
(Select all that apply)
92% get DSL
90% get Cable
34% get Fiber
100% get Satellite
Broadband government information
The Washington Department of Information Services (DIS) plans to expand the activities of the Washington State Broadband Office, which was created with funds from its initial award. The office will establish a state broadband advisory council to focus on improving broadband availability and adoption with anchor institutions, tribes, small businesses, minority populations, and people with disabilities; provide data to state and local policymakers and communities; support the development of partnerships with education; partner with urban hospitals in order to facilitate telehealth development in rural communities; and lead other activities, as determined by the needs of Washington.
WA Internet news
As part of a longstanding project to connect essential community anchor institutions across the country, and facilitate closer collaboration and long-term benefits for education, research, healthcare, public safety, and government services, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) proposes a comprehensive 50-state network benefitting approximately 121,000 community anchors.