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Internet Providers in Winston, Oregon
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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 248 broadband plans in the area around Winston since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 176 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.
When we look at Internet service options, Winston has widespread coverage for every major wired broadband types: fiber, cable, and/or DSL. Fiber is overall the more robust network type. Fiber has a 60.01 percent footprint in Winston.
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
4.8% of consumers in Winston300 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||Availability|
|Douglas Fast Net||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||93.2%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||90.5%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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.
Compare Winston to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Winston||63.2 Mbps||9||$0.37 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +471.2 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +85.6 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +97.4 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +106.3 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +98.9 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|