In Washington, approximately 99.20% of the state has internet service with speeds of 15 Mbps available for purchase through internet service providers; however, approximately 20.30% of the state’s residents have little to no internet connection readily available to them. Some of those with limited internet access have dial-up or legacy copper DSL internet service, but their internet is so slow that streaming, video conferencing, online gaming and other activities requiring high-speed internet are out of reach.
Wireless providers reach 99.80% of the state of Washington, but other forms of internet technology are less widely available in Washington than in other states. Only 95.40% of the population of Washington has access to DSL internet service. Cable internet is available to 90.60%, while only 30.10% have access to fiber internet. Less than 67.80% of Washington is served by three or more wired internet providers (DSL, cable and fiber internet).