Internet Providers in Winston, Oregon

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Residential Internet Statistics for Winston, OR
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 39.72 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 7.55%

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 229 broadband plans in the area around Winston since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 655 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 (formerly Exede) 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.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Winston with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Winston is the 16th most connected city in Oregon ahead of Roseburg, Riddle, Myrtle Creek, Canyonville, and Glendale.
  • The fastest zip code in Winston for February 2021 is 97496. (see all below).

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 DSL and Fiber 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Winston, Oregon

  • Douglas Fast Net - 93.2% Availability in Winston - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 91.1% Availability in Winston - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 82.2% Availability in Winston - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Winston - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Winston - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Winston

Winston Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Winston is the 16th 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 3,000 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: 57% 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.

As of this month, 97496 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Winston.

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

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 DSL, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless 93.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Umpqua Broadband Fixed Wireless 95.3%+ 25 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 91.1%+ 60 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 82.2%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Douglas Fast Net Fiber 93.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 69.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 24.8%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Winston to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Winston 39.7 Mbps 8 $0.56 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +309.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +67.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +60 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +72 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +75.6 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )