Internet Providers in Winston, OR

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Residential Internet Statistics for Winston, OR
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $70.99

Internet Access in Winston, Oregon

Information on BroadbandNow is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reporting. We also use direct provider reports to validate that information. Plane and pricing information is hand-gathered manually by our market research team. To date, we've analyzed 240 broadband plans in the area around Winston since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 494 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Most people in Winston have more than one Internet providers at their address. That said, this number may rise and dip from neighborhood to neighborhood. The mapping tool provided below illustrates competition changes around the city.

DSL and cable are the main network types within Winston, fighting for subscribers at many addresses and competing with each other. Cable speed is usually stronger, but the overall speeds of either system are similar.

Coverage from the biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, Douglas Fast Net is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 93 percent of Winston. Fixed wireless companies such as Umpqua Broadband and satellite companies such as are also sometimes a good choice, but the incumbent wired providers usually offer a better deal when it comes to speed and price.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Winston, Oregon

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Douglas Fast Net 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
Douglas Fast Net 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Winston, Oregon

  • DFN - Fiber - 60.0% Availability in Winston - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 90.5% Availability in Winston - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Douglas Fast Net - DSL - 93.2% Availability in Winston - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 82.2% Availability in Winston - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 2.8% Availability in Winston - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Winston - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Winston - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Winston

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Winston is the 17th most connected city in Oregon ahead of Roseburg, Riddle, Myrtle Creek, Canyonville, and Glendale.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Douglas 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: 60% of people living in Winston 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 Winston 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.

In Douglas County, approximately 6,000 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.

Data Caps and Cord Cutting Around Winston

Data collected by our researchers shows that common ISPs in the area use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because subscribers view caps as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. Either way, the problem is streaming video, which easily consumes 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Winston

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Douglas Fast Net Fiber 60.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Umpqua Broadband Fixed Wireless 95.3%+ 25 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 90.5%+ 100 Mbps
Douglas Fast Net DSL 93.2%+ 40 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 82.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Douglas Fast Net Fixed Wireless 67.1%+ 10 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 2.8%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Douglas Fast Net Fiber 94.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 24.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 15.5%+ 40 Mbps

Compare Winston to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Winston 35.8 Mbps 9 $0.56 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +379.6 Mbps ) 16 ( +7 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +83.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +80.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +91.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +91.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )