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< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Portland, Oregon
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Internet Access in Portland, Oregon
The two most common wired network options in Portland are DSL and Fiber lines alongside Cable networks. FCC filings suggest DSL and Fiber has a 77.99 percent spread in Portland, compared to the 98.85 percent Cable availability.
Xfinity and CenturyLink also have Internet service in Portland, often competing for the same customers.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
The plans displayed on this page are manually gathered through our research team.
In summary, the average Portland resident has 2 options for Internet. Portland is the 5th most connected city out of 348 communities in terms of the amount of broadband competition per resident.
- There are 39 internet providers in Portland with 15 of those offering residential service
- Portland is the 5th most connected city in Oregon ahead of Beaverton, Happy Valley, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, and Fairview.
- Explore internet access for communities within Portland: Oak Grove, Tigard, King City, and Milwaukie
Internet Statistics 2022
2.1% of consumers in Portland18,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Portland, Oregon
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Wave G||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||0.1%|
|XS Media||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||0.1%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||78.0%|
|Wave Broadband||940 Mbps||Cable||8s||0.2%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Ziply Fiber||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||16.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||31.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||31.8%|
|Warm Springs Telecom||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||0.1%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Portland
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.
Internet Service Availability near Portland State University and Concordia University-Portland
In the 2 mile area around Portland State University, the average home has 4 options for consumer internet access. Concordia University-Portland has 3.7 internet service options to pick from for homes within a couple of miles of the university. Both Portland State University and Concordia University-Portland have average internet speeds that are appropriate for student use cases such as downloading video, downloading sizable files, and playing games. Speed data records collected in the same zip where Portland State University is located show an average recorded speed of 220.02 Mbps download, as opposed with 93.21 Mbps in the Concordia University-Portland area. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be available in every area near campus, and may be unaccessible in apartment buildings. Keep in mind these averages are based on speed reports, and actual performance will likely be closer to the advertised speeds shown above.
Portland Telecommuting and Tech
There are 31,817 people living in Portland who work out of their home. 74.03 of them earn less than $75K annually. Portland has strong Fiber infrastructure, so it's to be expected that working from home would be popular in the area. It's a good network option that easily supports cloud apps and many other high-bandwidth work uses. Among the portion of Portland that census records identify as working from home, 74.03 Among those who work from home in Portland, 74.03% earn less than $75,000 annually. If you're putting together home WiFi for working from home, it's important to check any data limitations. Some Internet packages have data caps, which might be difficult if you use a lot of data for work purposes. Business connections should be provided if you need more than a residential plan.
Data Caps on Portland Internet Plans
Internet providers have decided to increase the use of data "plans" to consumer broadband plans as of late. The trend holds true for Portland, with local Internet choices such as Xfinity adding capped plans. This doesn't matter for the majority of Internet users, but may be an issue for users who download a large amount of HD or 4K content. If you are concerned about staying within a set amount of data use, look for fiber plans at your address using the search bar on this page. Fiber is usually more expensive, but provide unlimited data because fiber-optic line doesn't have limited bandwidth like cable and DSL connections.
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Portland
Reliability - 4
Great speed and reliability.
Excellent customer service even when the customer is being difficult.
Works for me
No data caps, very fast uploads, good prices, and very negotiable. Fine installer and no pressure to use their router or equipment.
I've had them all, this one is the best
Not sure about customer service, but the internet is great with the best speeds in town. Works consistently.
Excellent fiber internet company
Excellent internet provider experience with their fiber optic internet service. I could not be more happier. Tired of the old internet companies and this company cares about their customers. Thanks, GorgeNet
Great service... when it works!
After getting ripped off by CenturyLink, I decided to go with this local company. Service and speed were great for the first few years, but this past year (2019) has seen a slow but continuous decline in speed and connectivity. This has culminated in my not having ANY service (with short 5-10 minute exceptions) for the past week. This is completely unacceptable. I called again today, and they tell me that they’re going to put in new equipment in 15 DAYS! Not once has anyone attempted to call me to offer regrets, timeline, explanations, ANYTHING!!
Worst customer service ever...don't know why I tried this service again!
I was charged for a pay per view that I did not order, then I called customer service ( took forever to get to a person to talk to...finally talk to someone and they said they would refund pay per view fee.Then the call went on hold and after some time I was put through to someone else and had to tell them the problem, but this time she said they would not refund even tough I did not order. I have had other troubles with centurylink before, should of known not to get it again! I say to anyone thinking about this service to not buy it.
Reliable and fast
Internet is good, one of the best in my area, it is reliable and speeds are as advertised.
Excellent experience, all around! I signed up with this local Central Oregon company in early 2014, and then moved to the valley, and back last year (2018). I sure missed the speed and service from Sureline compared to the other providers I was forced to try in the valley and in Central Oregon. And I have tried them all! I am thrilled to have Sureline Internet and Phone/voice services again, and there isn't a better internet provider or local group/company to support around. Sureline has been instrumental in providing reliable service and "in-the-know" technologies that have helped my business run smoothly and efficiently. The staff/team are the absolute best if you ever need them, or need some "fancy" business security and network professionals! They now have me set-up in 5 locations around Oregon. I give them 5 stars for a hands-down, and all around, SUPERB choice company for both my home and business. Thank you!
Best internet you can get. I have lived in a lot of major cities and I could not be happier with this internet service. I have been with a lot of other providers but this internet is just fast and works great. Thanks, Josh, Shelly and crew for providing such a great service.