For a traveller, where is the fastest internet in Seattle?
January 25, 2013 8:59 PM   Subscribe

I will be heading to Seattle and I have about 20 GB of videos I need to upload while I'm there. Is there anywhere in the Seattle area that is accessible to the public with fast internet? Or even something like a co-working space available at a modest price?
posted by perpetualstroll to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
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"The WAPs at Union Square downtown have 50mbit symmetric internet. The routers have enough reach to put a fairly good signal into MOD pizza."

And, no mention of upload speed, but I'll bet it's not bad ...

"Moe Bar on Capitol Hill has a 75Mbps downlink speed and free wifi (if you're sipping a beer)"
posted by zippy at 9:09 PM on January 25, 2013

Symmetric means 50mb upload, also.
posted by sacrifix at 9:12 PM on January 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

I think "no mention of upload speed" referred to the wifi at MOE Bar.

FWIW, although it sounds like Union Sq is faster than either of these: Metrix (at the other end of Broadway from Moe) has 50/10 internet (wifi or ethernet); the public library doesn't immediately state its bandwidth but they have wireless & wired and there's some kind of temporary pass you can get as a visitor.
posted by hattifattener at 9:19 PM on January 25, 2013

Woe unto thee that wants to upload 20 gigs over Wifi, or even a beefy wired public access points. Could you copy all the files onto an SD card and mail it to a friend to upload?
posted by Yowser at 9:24 PM on January 25, 2013 [3 favorites]

Uptown Espresso in the Soth Lake Union neighborhood has a decent signal for free WiFi from CondoInternet. As i recall it was blazing fast when I speedtested it, but that was a while ago and it has seemed slower since. Still, it is a healthy connection
posted by Good Brain at 1:57 AM on January 26, 2013

I don't know how fast the library's internet is, but the Central Library (downtown) has both free wifi and laptop plug-in internet access.
posted by pril at 1:44 PM on January 26, 2013

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