Internet Providers in Portland, TX

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Residential Internet Statistics for Portland, TX
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $68.33

Internet Access in Portland, Texas

The average address in Portland is serviceable by around 4 companies This is a good amount of choice in comparison to other cities. Competition of two or more ISPs in a city is correlated with better regional pricing.

Coverage from the two biggest companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Portland.

The packages listed above are gathered individually through our data science team.

Cable service is the most common network type around Portland. It uses coaxial cable networks already controlled by TV companies as a method for sending broadband Internet and bundled Internet/TV services to subscribers.

Outside of the Internet options detailed above, Spectrum is another option to consider. They have Internet in 94 percent of Portland. Wireless providers like AwesomeNet and satellite providers like are worth looking at, but the main wired options usually offer a stronger deal when it comes to speed and pricing.

  • There are 15 internet providers in Portland with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Portland is the 346th most connected city in Texas ahead of Taft, Gregory, Ingleside, and Aransas Pass, but behind Corpus Christi.
  • The fastest zip code in Portland for April 2021 is 78374. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

9,000 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 Portland, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Portland, Texas

  • Spectrum - Cable - 94.9% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Sparklight - Cable - 40.7% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 9.3% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Portland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Portland

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Portland is the 346th most connected city in Texas ahead of Taft, Gregory, Ingleside, and Aransas Pass, but behind Corpus Christi.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in San Patricio 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.

Approximately 42% of Portland 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, 78374 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Portland.

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

In San Patricio 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 Cap Issues Around Portland

Data collected by our market researchers shows that many of the popular ISPs in Portland currently use data caps on residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue because customers view them as a strategy to discourage "cord cutting", while providers maintain that caps are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming video, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Portland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AwesomeNet Fixed Wireless 100% 15 Mbps
Ranch Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 94.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
VTX Communications Fixed Wireless 93.5%+ 25 Mbps
GTEK Communications Fixed Wireless 56.2%+ 512 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 40.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 9.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Ranch Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
AwesomeNet Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
GTEK Communications Fixed Wireless 97.2%+ 512 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 26.5%+ 1.5 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 5.4%+ 987 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 7.3%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Portland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Portland 121.7 Mbps 9 $0.16 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +293.7 Mbps ) 16 ( +7 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -2.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.16 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -5.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +5.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +5.9 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )