Internet Providers in Salem, OR

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Residential Internet Statistics for Salem, OR
Internet Providers: 14
Internet Plans: 19
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $63.09

Internet Access in Salem, Oregon

The Internet availability information on this page is calculated from Form 477 data. Then, we ensure the data is cross-validated against privatized lit address records. As of 2021, we've verified 62,452 rows of governmental databases on Internet access in the Salem area. Our research team has hand-gathered Internet pricing and agreement details for 483 home Internet plans in Salem. Average download speed analysis is split between major providers and based on 64,861 IP-verified speed test records performed in a 12 month rolling period.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Salem's most common wired broadband options.

CenturyLink is another common broadband choice in Salem, offering DSL service available to 95 percent of the area. Alyrica Networks, Inc. is another alternative wireless service to close to one hundred percent of the area. Keep in mind it needs roof access and proximity to a Alyrica Networks, Inc. access point.

The level of competition between broadband providers available for Salem is overall strong. The average home has about 5-6 Internet providers available to them. Access isn't spread out evenly — a surprising 5.45 percent of the population are still limited to one option for true wired broadband service.

The big picture is that you're likely choosing between Fiber and DSL. The prominence of fiber in Salem impacts the area's average speed of 116.36 Mbps, which is 20.11 percent faster than the average download speed for Oregon overall. The coverage maps and download speed test data seen below show how the actual speed test results vary between neighborhoods and providers in and around Salem.

  • There are 20 internet providers in Salem with 14 of those offering residential service
  • Salem is the 16th most connected city in Oregon ahead of Aumsville, Gervais, Independence, Turner, and Jefferson.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Salem: Brooks and Keizer
  • The fastest zip code in Salem for April 2021 is 97301. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

13,000 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 Salem, Oregon

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Wave Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Wave G 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Datavision Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viser 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
CenturyLink 140 Mbps DSL 58s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Ziply Fiber 24 Mbps DSL 5m 41s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Salem, Oregon

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 95.5% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 140 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 93.6% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 71.4% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Wave - Cable - 7.4% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Wave G - Fiber - 1.7% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Datavision - Fiber - 0.6% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Ziply Fiber - DSL - 0.5% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 24 Mbps
  • FTX - Fiber - 0.2% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Salem

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Salem is the 16th most connected city in Oregon ahead of Aumsville, Gervais, Independence, Turner, and Jefferson.

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 Marion 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: 70% of people living in Salem 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 95% of Salem 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, 97301 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Salem.

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

In Marion County, approximately 13,000 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 surrounding Willamette University and Corban University

In the two-mile area around Willamette University, the average house or apartment building has 4-5 options for consumer internet access. The range of internet service choices close to Corban University is virtually indifferent. Both universities have average broadband connections that are appropriate for students needs such as streaming video, sharing large folders, and video gaming. Internet connection records from within the zip code where Willamette University is located show an average speed of 114.13 Mbps download, as opposed with 68.23 Mbps around the Corban University area. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be obtainable in every road near campus, and could be unavailable in apartment complexes. Keep in mind these averages are based on performance reports, and actual performance will likely be closer to the advertised download speeds provided above.

Data Caps in Salem

Internet companies have been moving to add data "plans" to their residential Internet packages recently. The market trend is certainly true for Salem, with providers like Xfinity selling capped plans. This might not matter for the majority of customers, but can affect users who stream a large amount of HD or 4K content. For context, an HD video stream uses about 3 Gigabytes per hour, according to Netflix. SD video consumes about 1GB/hour.

Internet access in Salem neighborhoods

We've analyzed information and statistics on Broadband access for these neighborhoods in Salem: Brooks, Keizer.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Salem

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 95.5%+ 140 Mbps
Viser Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 25 Mbps
Alyrica Networks, Inc. Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 93.6%+ 1,200 Mbps
OnlineNW Fixed Wireless 72.2%+ 11 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 71.4%+ 940 Mbps
PEAK Internet Fixed Wireless 26.3%+ 30 Mbps
Wave Broadband Cable 7.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Wave G Fiber 1.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Datavision Communications Fiber 0.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Ziply Fiber DSL 0.5%+ 24 Mbps
Viser Fiber 0.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 140 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 83.5%+ 987 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 65.1%+ 940 Mbps
WiLine Networks Fixed Wireless 81.3%+ 10 Mbps
OnlineNW Fixed Wireless 78.3%+ 11 Mbps
PEAK Internet Fixed Wireless 28.7%+ 12 Mbps
Wave Business Cable 15.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Datavision Communications Fiber 7.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Allstream Copper 6.2%+ -- Mbps
Wave Business Fiber 3.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Ziply Fiber DSL 2.4%+ 24 Mbps
Zayo Fiber 1.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 0.7%+ -- Mbps
Silver Star Telecom Copper 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Salem to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Salem 116.4 Mbps 14 $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +299 Mbps ) 15 ( +1 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +2.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +3 ) $0.22 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -0.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +1 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +11 Mbps ) 23 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +11.2 Mbps ) 8 ( -6 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Salem

Excellent service for a high speed connection

Wave has been excellent service at a fantastic price for a high-speed connection. We have had maybe 3 loss of service in 14 months that lasted for maybe an hour.

Just Ok.

Comcast's Internet service meets my expectations, but their X1 services leave me feeling discontent about their services overall.

Contrary opinion: Comcast is good

It may be a regional thing, but around here Comcast is good. I have always had courteous and helpful contacts with customer service, good experiences with appointments and installs. I am a Triple Play customer and I feel it is price competitive to other customers. Rarely (almost never) goes down.