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Internet Providers in Portland, Oregon

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Home Internet in Portland, OR

  • 1. Quantum Fiber
    Speeds Up To
    940 Mbps
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    Connection: Fiber
    Availability: 57.1%
  • 2. Xfinity
    Speeds Up To
    2 Gbps
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    Connection: Cable
    Availability: 99.1%
    Local tests confirm high speeds
  • 3. Viasat
    Speeds Up To
    150 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 4. EarthLink
    Speeds Up To
    100 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 45%
  • 5. HughesNet
    Speeds Up To
    100 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 6. CenturyLink
    Speeds Up To
    80 Mbps
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    Connection: DSL
    Availability: 12.9%
  • 7. Verizon
    Speeds Up To
    300 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 38.2%
  • 8. Always ON
    Download Speeds:
    25 - 150 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 45%
  • 9. Elevate ConnX
    Speeds Up To
    75 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 56.4%
  • 10. Starlink
    Download Speeds:
    50 - 220 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • Ziply Fiber
    Speeds Up To
    6 Gbps
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    Connection: Fiber, DSL
    Availability: 15%
  • T-Mobile
    Download Speeds:
    33 - 245 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 44.9%

Best Internet Providers in Portland, OR

Ziply Fiber is the best internet service provider in Portland, followed closely by Quantum Fiber. If you’re able to get either of those providers in your area, we recommend you consider their plans. Because the providers use fiber-optic connections, their speeds — which can reach 50 Gbps for Ziply Fiber and 940 Mbps for Quantum Fiber — are “symmetrical,” which means upload speeds are just as fast as download speeds. BroadbandNow.com’s user satisfaction data looks good for both providers too.

If you can’t get fiber in your area, your next-best option is the city’s cable internet provider, Xfinity. Xfinity’s cable connections can reach speeds of up to 1 Gbps, and its user satisfaction scores have been increasing in recent years. Other connection types, like DSL, can’t compete with cable or fiber, so we recommend sticking with those top few options.

Fastest Internet Providers in Portland, OR

The fastest of Portland’s home internet service companies is Xfinity, which offers speeds of up to 50 Gbps on its fastest plan.

Not all speeds are created equal though. Fiber internet has upload speeds that are just as fast as its download speeds, and that’s not true of cable or DSL connections. Fiber is also less prone to slowing down during peak hours than cable or DSL.

Make sure you have a Wi-Fi router that is capable of handling the speeds you’re paying for. Speak with your internet company to make sure you’re not bottlenecking your own speeds with a subpar Wi-Fi router.

Internet Availability in Portland, OR

When shopping for a fiber provider in Portland, you’ll likely be looking at either Quantum Fiber or Ziply Fiber — and most likely the former rather than the latter. Ziply Fiber’s footprint in Portland is relatively small, with some coverage in the Powellhurst-Gilbert area and not a whole lot beyond that. If that’s your area, consider Ziply Fiber; otherwise, look for Quantum Fiber.

Quantum Fiber’s reach in Portland is significantly better: It covers Northeast Portland, Rose City Park, Southeast Portland, and most other neighborhoods. The exception to Quantum Fiber’s general availability is the downtown area and a few places nearby. The Pearl District, Downtown Portland, and the campus of Portland State University aren’t currently served by Quantum Fiber. Across the Willamette River, coverage is block to block in the Lloyd District and Central Eastside areas.

If you live in one of the areas that isn’t served by fiber internet, you can always fall back on Xfinity’s cable internet plans and bundles. Xfinity is available just about everywhere in Portland, from St. John’s to Southeast Portland and from Southwest Portland up to Parkrose.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Portland, OR

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Internet Provider Store Locations in Portland

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