Internet Providers in Salem, OR

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Residential Internet Statistics for Salem, OR
Internet Providers: 13
Internet Plans: 19
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $65.51

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 487 home Internet plans in Salem. Average download speed analysis is split between major providers and based on 36,037 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 and Fiber 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 DSL and Fiber and Cable. The mapping tools and speed test data seen below illustrate how the actual speed statistics vary between neighborhoods and ISPs in Salem.

  • There are 20 internet providers in Salem with 13 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 July 2021 is 97303. (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 Availability
Wave Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 7.4%
Wave G 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 1.7%
Datavision Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 0.6%
Viser 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 0.2%
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 93.6%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 95.5%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Ziply Fiber 24 Mbps DSL 5m 41s 0.5%

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, 97303 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 172.29 Mbps download, as opposed with 70.3 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.

Compare Salem to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Salem 143.6 Mbps 14 $0.31 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +390.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +3 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +5.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +3 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +17 Mbps ) 15 ( +1 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +25.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +18.5 Mbps ) 8 ( -6 ) $0.38 ( + $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.