Internet Service Providers in Portland, Oregon

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Residential Internet Statistics for Portland, OR
Wired Internet Providers: 9
Average Speed Test Result: 88.6 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 1.17%

Internet Access in Portland, Oregon

The two most common wired network options in Portland are Fiber lines alongside DSL networks. FCC filings suggest Fiber has a 68.11 percent spread in Portland, compared to the 63.79 percent DSL availability. Even considering that cable networks and DSL connections are often priced lower, fiber to the home networks are more well-suited to handle entirely digital data transit, and result in better performance. Driven by the strong availability of Fiber connectivity within Portland neighborhoods, the city's average downstream speed of 88.6 Mbps is currently 3.52 percent above the Oregon statewide average (currently 85.48 Mbps). Even so, the network performance at at a given location may vary along with the state of the "last mile" connection in the area.

XFINITY from Comcast and CenturyLink also have Internet service in Portland, although speed test results suggests that Xfinity might be more robust.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 346 communities in terms of the amount of broadband competition per resident.

Internet Statistics 2021

20,000 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, Oregon

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Wave G 1,000 Mbps Fiber and Cable 8s
Fibersphere 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XS Media 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 940 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
Ziply Fiber 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Portland, Oregon

  • CenturyLink - 68.1% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 98.8% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Ziply Fiber - 16.1% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Wave G - 1.0% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Fibersphere - 0.5% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • XS Media - 0.1% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Portland

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Portland is the 5th most connected city in Oregon ahead of Beaverton, Happy Valley, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, and Fairview.

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

Approximately 7,000 people in Multnomah 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: 81% 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 98% 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.

As of this month, 97236 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Portland.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Multnomah County, approximately 11,000 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.

Internet Service Availability near Portland State University and Lewis & Clark College

In the 2 mile area around Portland State University, the average home has 4 options for consumer internet access. Lewis & Clark College has 3.46 internet service options to pick from for homes within a couple of miles of the university. Both Portland State University and Lewis & Clark College have average internet speeds that are appropriate for student use cases such as downloading video, downloading sizable files, and playing games. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be obtainable in every area close to campus, and may be unaccessible in apartment complexes. Remember that these averages are calculatedbased on download speed reports, and performance will likely be closer to the providers advertised speeds listed 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.

Internet access in Portland neighborhoods

Portland Internet access info is available in these local communities: Oak Grove, Tigard, King City, and Milwaukie.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Portland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink Fiber and DSL 68.1%+ 940 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 98.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Ziply Fiber DSL and Fiber 16.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Stephouse Networks Fixed Wireless 22.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Whiz To Coho Fixed Wireless 2.3%+ 20 Mbps
Wave G Fiber and Cable 1.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Fibersphere Fiber 0.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
XS Media Fiber 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Warm Springs Telecom Fixed Wireless 0.1%+ 4.0 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 70.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 89.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
WiLine Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 1,000 Mbps
Silver Star Telecom Copper 81.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Startouch Fixed Wireless 61.2%+ 20 Mbps
Stephouse Networks Fixed Wireless 36.9%+ 50 Mbps
Ziply Fiber Fiber and DSL 13.0%+ 100 Mbps
Allstream Copper 8.5%+ -- Mbps
GTT Communications DSL 6.2%+ 8 Mbps
Verizon Business Fiber and Copper 4.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Zayo Fiber 3.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Wave Business Cable and Fiber 2.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 0.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 0.7%+ 150 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.5%+ 100 Mbps
Fibersphere Fiber 0.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Sterling Communications Copper 0.3%+ 10 Mbps
InfoStructure Copper 0.3%+ 32 Mbps
LS Networks Fiber 0.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Magna5 Copper 0.1%+ 10 Mbps
Fusion Copper 0.1%+ 10 Mbps
Cogent Communications Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Compudyne Fiber 0.0%+ 100 Mbps
Call One Fiber 0.0%+ 20 Mbps
XS Media Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windwave Communications Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Portland

Customer Service

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.

Overall Excellence!

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!

Great Service

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.

Stephouse wireless internet

We are so happy with this service. You have to have a good line of sight to their tower on Gillihan. Very affordable also.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Portland, Oregon

  • What is the cheapest Internet service in Portland?

    The cheapest internet in Portland costs $19.95, from Wave Broadband.

  • What is the fastest Internet in Portland?

    XFINITY from Comcast has the fastest speeds in Portland, with speeds up to 1200 Mbps.

  • How much is Internet in Portland?

    Internet prices in Portland range from $19.95/month for internet to $89.99/month for a triple play bundle.