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Internet Service Providers in Salem, Oregon

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Residential Internet Providers in Salem

  • 95.8%

    140 Mbps

    (855) 913-4257

    DSL

    • CenturyLink is an option for 95.83% of residents in Salem.
    • 26.07 Mbps is the average speed of CenturyLink in Salem.
    • CenturyLink provides DSL packages.
  • 14.5%

    1,000 Mbps

    (855) 913-4257

    Fiber

    • Only 14.47% of the area has CenturyLink availability.
    • Pricing for CenturyLink plans ranges from $49–65.
    • Local packages from CenturyLink use fiber internet.
  • 88.4%

    987 Mbps

    (844) 910-2674

    Calling may result in longer than usual wait times. Consider Online Order

    Cable

    • There are 5 Xfinity plans in Salem.
    • Xfinity has an average download speed in Salem of 199.44 Mbps.
    • Packages start at $24.99.
  • 100.0%

    100 Mbps

    (844) 912-2812

    Satellite

    • No data caps in place in Salem.
    • Viasat earns a two star rating from existing customer reviews.
    • Viasat offers high-speed satellite plans in Salem.
  • 100.0%

    25 Mbps

    (844) 902-3107

    Satellite

    • HughesNet does not use data caps in Salem.
    • HughesNet prices run from $59.99–149.99.
    • HughesNet has earned a one and a half-star rating.
  • 25.3%

    1,000 Mbps

    (866) 928-3123

    Cable

    • Wave offers unlimited data use.
    • Wave's rating is 21.42% above average compared with other ISPs.
    • Cable is the main service offered by Wave.
  • 100.0%

    6 Mbps

    (800) 731-4871

    Fixed Wireless

    • Monthly costs for PEAK plans run from $39.95–129.95.
    • PEAK provides fixed wireless internet plans in Salem.
    • Customer ratings of PEAK internet plans are above average.
  • 100.0%

    40 Mbps

    (541) 929-3330

    Fixed Wireless

    • Alyrica Networks, Inc. provides internet using fixed wireless technology.
    • Alyrica Networks, Inc. star ratings are 33.08% above average.
  • 100.0%

    10 Mbps

    (503) 743-0111

    Fixed Wireless

    • Viser service starts at $69.99/month.
    • Viser star ratings are 28.68% above average.
    • Viser provides a fixed wireless alternative in Salem.

Business Internet Providers in Salem

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  • 100.0%

    140 Mbps

    (844) 908-2560

    DSL

    • DSL is offered by CenturyLink Business in and around Salem.
    • CenturyLink Business features an average internet speed of 26.07 Mbps in Salem.
    • Salem has 2 plan choices from CenturyLink Business.
  • 100.0%

    6 Mbps

    (800) 731-4871

    Fixed Wireless

    • $39.95 is the typical starting point for PEAK pricing.
    • PEAK provides fiber-backed fixed wireless internet .
  • 72.1%

    1,000 Mbps

    (844) 910-8519

    Cable

    • Wave Business pricing starts at $49.95.
    • Fiber-backed cable makes up the bulk of Wave Business's business internet choices in the area.
  • 38.3%

    987 Mbps

    (855) 943-4155

    Calling may result in longer than usual wait times. Consider Online Order

    Cable

    • Prices ranging from $69.95–499.95 are frequent with Comcast Business.
    • The average network speed of Comcast Business in the Salem local area is 104.85 Mbps.
    • Cable plans are offered by Comcast Business in Salem.
  • 15.0%

    1,000 Mbps

    (844) 908-2560

    Fiber

    • Fiber dominates CenturyLink Business's service packages in Salem.
    • CenturyLink Business internet prices vary from $84.99–194.99.

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Enterprise Providers

  • 100.0%

    -- Mbps

    Satellite

    X2nSat provides 100% of Salem with satellite service.

  • 38.3%

    987 Mbps

    Cable

    Comcast Business offers top speeds of 987 Mbps. Their coverage extends to 38.31% of the area via cable. Their client rating is two and a half stars.

  • 15.0%

    1,000 Mbps

    Fiber

    CenturyLink Business provides 14.95% of Salem with fiber service. They have a two-star customer approval rating.

  • 0.0%

    1,000 Mbps

    Copper

    Silver Star Telecom provides 0.00% of Salem with copper service. BroadbandNow visitors rate them four out of five stars.

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Mobile Internet Providers in Salem

  • 100.0%

    10 Mbps

    (844) 898-5296

    Mobile Broadband

    • All of Salem is reached by the AT&T Wireless network.
    • Cell service is not a substitute for wired broadband.
    • AT&T Wireless is rated three out of five stars.
  • 100.0%

    6 Mbps

    (844) 307-7340

    Mobile Broadband

    • Sprint offers LTE in 100% of Salem.
    • LTE service is not a replacement for home WiFi.
    • Sprint is rated three out of five stars.
  • 100.0%

    10 Mbps

    (800) 922-0204

    Mobile Broadband

    • All of Salem has Verizon Wireless coverage.
    • Verizon Wireless is rated three and a half of five stars.
    • Verizon Wireless plans start at $60.
  • 99.9%

    10 Mbps

    (800) 866-2453

    Mobile Broadband

    • T-Mobile coverage reaches most of Salem.
    • T-Mobile has three and a half stars.
    • T-Mobile mobile service is subject to data allowances.

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 2020, 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 427 home Internet plans in Salem. Average download speed analysis is split between major providers and based on 103,784 IP-verified speed test records performed in a 12 month rolling period.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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. PEAK Internet 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 PEAK Internet access point.

The level of competition between broadband providers available for Salem is overall strong. The average home has about 5 Internet providers available to them. Access isn't spread out evenly — a surprising 5.63 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. The prominence of fiber in Salem impacts the area's average speed of 84.51 Mbps, which is 19.70 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 23 internet providers in Salem with 9 of those offering residential service.
  • Salem is the 37th most connected city in Oregon ahead of Turner, Independence, and Jefferson, but behind Gervais and Aumsville.
  • The fastest zip code in Salem for June 2020 is 97305. (see all below).

Residential Internet Providers in Salem, OR

Provider Starting Price Speed Range Type Of Internet Coverage Availability
CenturyLink $49/mo. 20-940 Mbps DSL, Fiber 97% DSL, 12% Fiber
XFINITY from Comcast $24.99/mo. 25-1000 Mbps Cable 93% Cable
Wave Broadband $19.95/mo. 100-940 Mbps Cable 10% Cable
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) $50/mo. 12-50 Mbps Satellite 100% Satellite
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 25 Mbps Satellite 100% Satellite

The table above summarizes Salem internet providers with the greatest coverage locally.

5.6% of consumers in Salem

14,000 People

Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Salem, Oregon

Provider Speed Type Time to Download 1 GB
CenturyLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Wave Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 987 Mbps Cable 8s
Viser 300 Mbps Fiber 27s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Datavision Communications 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Ziply Fiber 24 Mbps DSL 5m 41s

Summary Of Internet Provider Availability In Salem, Oregon

  • CenturyLink - 96.6% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 93.2% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 987 Mbps
  • Wave - 10.5% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Datavision - 1.3% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Ziply Fiber - 0.5% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 24 Mbps
  • FTX - 0.2% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Salem - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Salem

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Download Speeds in Salem

Fastest Zip Codes in Salem

97305

  • #1 (0)
  • 538.27 Mbps ↓ (-0.85)
  • 1251 Tests ↓ (-197)

97303

  • #2 (+1)
  • 430.83 Mbps ↑ (+96.73)
  • 1895 Tests ↓ (-291)

97302

  • #3 (-1)
  • 389.76 Mbps ↑ (+12.57)
  • 1820 Tests ↓ (-35)

97306

  • #4 (+2)
  • 231.92 Mbps ↑ (+30.47)
  • 1036 Tests ↓ (-104)

97301

  • #5 (-1)
  • 210.14 Mbps ↓ (-27.11)
  • 2365 Tests ↓ (-139)

97304

  • #6 (-1)
  • 202.92 Mbps ↓ (-10.35)
  • 877 Tests ↓ (-206)

97317

  • #7 (0)
  • 129.66 Mbps ↑ (+1.13)
  • 403 Tests ↑ (+149)

97308

  • #8 (0)
  • 44.75 Mbps ↑ (+37.79)
  • 12 Tests ↑ (+2)

Publicly Funded Internet Access in Salem

In Salem we've found two libraries and public institutions that offer publicly funded internet access points. These locations may offer free internet to the public on a schedule. Because schedules vary we recommend contacting the institution ahead of time.

  • Salem Public Library
    585 Liberty St Se
    Salem, OR 97301
  • Salem Public Library- West Salem Branch Library
    395 Glen Creek Rd Nw
    Salem, OR 97304

Salem is the 37th most connected city in Oregon ahead of Turner, Independence, and Jefferson, but behind Gervais and Aumsville.

Approximately 8,000 people in Marion County don't have access to any wired internet.

Fiber Availability: 12% of people living in Salem have residential fiber service available to them.

Approximately 94% of Salem residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

As of this month, 97305 Is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Salem.

In Marion County, approximately 19,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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 79.59 Mbps download, as opposed with 46.33 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. Data caps for cable bundles are usually in the neighborhood of one Terabyte, which is an issue for less than 1% of Internet users, according to reports from Comcast. Potential XFINITY from Comcast customers in Salem should double check data limits before signing a contract, and not assume them based on statements online.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Salem

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL and Fiber 96.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viser Fiber and Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 300 Mbps
Alyrica Networks, Inc. Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 93.2%+ 987 Mbps
OnlineNW Fixed Wireless 72.2%+ 11 Mbps
PEAK Internet Fixed Wireless 26.3%+ 6 Mbps
Wave Broadband Cable 10.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Datavision Communications Fiber 1.3%+ 100 Mbps
Ziply Fiber DSL 0.5%+ 24 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 81.1%+ 987 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
WiLine Networks Fixed Wireless 81.1%+ 10 Mbps
OnlineNW Fixed Wireless 78.1%+ 11 Mbps
PEAK Internet Fixed Wireless 28.2%+ 6 Mbps
Wave Business Cable 19.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Datavision Communications Fiber 5.9%+ 100 Mbps
Allstream Copper 8.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Zayo Fiber 2.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Ziply Fiber DSL 2.1%+ 24 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 1.7%+ -- 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 84.5 Mbps 13 $0.28
New York 183.8 Mbps (+99.3 Mbps) 15 (+2) $0.38 (+$0.10)
Los Angeles 82.6 Mbps (-1.9 Mbps) 17 (+4) $0.28 (+$0.00)
Chicago 74.8 Mbps (-9.8 Mbps) 18 (+5) $0.26 (-$0.02)
Houston 82.3 Mbps (-2.2 Mbps) 24 (+11) $0.29 (+$0.01)
Philadelphia 81.5 Mbps (-3.1 Mbps) 9 (-4) $0.38 (+$0.10)

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.

Last Updated on 7/9/2020.