Internet Providers in Portland, MI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Portland, MI
Internet Providers: 13
Internet Plans: 15
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.91

Internet Access in Portland, Michigan

Portland features a total of 13 Internet service providers (ISPs) marketing residential service, and a total of 18 including specialized smb, enterprise, and mobile providers.

The information on this page is primarily sourced from FCC reports specific to the area, and is enhanced against private data sources to provide more accurate results than is available from government websites. Address availability data isn't available for all providers. Speeds and pricing data is generated thanks to our research division, who collect tens of thousands of data points each year. There are a total of 384 Internet plans in Portland since 2014, with 40 Internet or bundled deals currently marketed.

The average Portland household has 4-5 providers at their address. Only 18.99 percent of the Portland population have one or fewer options for residential broadband.

Taking a look now at network technology offered around the area, we see that the most prevalent wired broadband technology types are Fixed Wireless (92.96 percent coverage) and IPBB (77.90 percent coverage).

According to the latest FCC filings and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Portland as measured by coverage area. The more common ISPs frequently cover the same addresses around Portland.

  • There are 15 internet providers in Portland with 13 of those offering residential service
  • Portland is the 204th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Sunfield and Eagle, but behind Ionia, Lyons, and Westphalia.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Portland, Michigan

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Westphalia Broadband 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Westphalia Broadband 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Portland, Michigan

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 77.9% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 93.0% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • WOW! - Cable - 74.5% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Homeworks Connect - Fiber - 51.6% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Westphalia Broadband - DSL - 2.6% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
  • Westphalia Broadband - Fiber - 15.9% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 3.2% Availability in Portland - Call For Speed Availability
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Portland

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Portland is the 204th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Sunfield and Eagle, but behind Ionia, Lyons, and Westphalia.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 6,000 people in Ionia County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 54% of people living in Portland have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 81% of Portland residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Ionia County, approximately 25,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps in Portland

Data collected by our researchers shows that top providers in Portland currently use data caps for their home broadband plans. Data caps are disliked since customers view them as a tactic to stop "cord cutting", while providers insist that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Portland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 77.9%+ 100 Mbps
Surf Broadband Solutions Fixed Wireless 93.8%+ 25 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 93.0%+ 25 Mbps
WOW! Cable 74.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative Fiber 51.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Westphalia Broadband DSL 2.6%+ 40 Mbps
Westphalia Broadband Fiber 15.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
SkyWeb Networks Fixed Wireless 10.1%+ 3.0 Mbps
Point Broadband Fixed Wireless 8.2%+ 25 Mbps
Ionia Unlimited Fixed Wireless 5.2%+ 100 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 3.2%+ Call For Speed Availability
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
WOW! Business Fiber 44.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Point Broadband Fixed Wireless 36.3%+ 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 8.8%+ Call For Speed Availability

Compare Portland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Portland 12.8 Mbps 13 $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +402.6 Mbps ) 16 ( +3 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +106.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +103.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +114.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +10 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +114.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -5 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Portland

Customer service is Awesome

We were having an issue with our modem, called Wow and in less than 3 hours, the tech was here and fixed it very quickly. He was very informative and worked very quickly even in the negative wind chills we were having that day. Thank you WOW! for awesome customer service! WOW! should be proud of having such great people working for them!