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Internet Providers in Portland, Michigan
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Internet Access in Portland, Michigan
Portland features a total of 11 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 390 Internet plans in Portland since 2014, with 44 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 IPBB and Fixed Wireless (92.96 percent coverage) and Cable (74.46 percent coverage). Traditional cable TV companies are the main source for cable Internet, because they can utilize existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to Internet service. Portland-area subscribers to cable companies such as WOW! often pick it due to the combination of low prices for decent speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.)
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.
Internet Statistics 2021
19.0% of consumers in Portland1,000 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||Availability|
|HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||51.6%|
|Westphalia Broadband||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||15.9%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||93.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||3.2%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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.
Compare Portland to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Portland||10.5 Mbps||13||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +523.9 Mbps )||17 ( +4 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +138.3 Mbps )||17 ( +4 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +150.1 Mbps )||15 ( +2 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +159 Mbps )||23 ( +10 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +151.6 Mbps )||8 ( -5 )||$0.19 ( $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!