Internet providers in Portland, OR

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1. Xfinity
99% available in Portland
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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2. CenturyLink
97% available in Portland
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

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3. Ziply Fiber
20% available in Portland
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Wave Broadband
20% available in Portland
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Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Portland
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
99% available in Portland
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

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7. Sawtooth Technologies
28% available in Portland
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
8. Stephouse Networks
27% available in Portland
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
9. infoStructure
8% available in Portland
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
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1. Comcast Business
99% available in Portland
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Cable
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1000Mbps

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2. Viasat
99% available in Portland
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Ooma
99% available in Portland
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. EasyStreet
99% available in Portland
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. WiLine Networks, Inc.
99% available in Portland
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
6. Zayo Group
23% available in Portland
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Stephouse Networks
10% available in Portland
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
8. LS Networks
2% available in Portland
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Portland
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Portland
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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3. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Portland
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

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4. AT&T Wireless
Available in Portland
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

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5+ Mbps

  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person

10+ Mbps

  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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What is the best internet provider in Portland?

Xfinity is the best internet provider in Portland. It has the widest coverage, the fastest speeds, and options for cheap internet starting at under $50 per month.

CenturyLink comes in behind Xfinity, boasting equally widespread coverage but a more limited set of options. CenturyLink’s fiber internet plan is a steal of a deal, but most Portland customers will likely be stuck with the provider’s much slower DSL connection.

Several smaller providers, including Ziply, InfoStructure, and Sawtooth Technologies, also offer fiber and DSL options for homes and businesses. Those living in rural areas can tap into satellite internet with Viasat or HughesNet.

Summary of Portland internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
CenturyLink DSL & Fiber 940 Mbps 2.0/5
Ziply Fiber Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Wave Broadband Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Sawtooth Technologies Fiber & Fixed Wireless 50 Mbps N/A
Stephouse Networks Fixed Wireless 50 Mbps N/A
infoStructure DSL & Other Copper Wireline 50 Mbps N/A

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Highest-rated internet providers in Portland

Xfinity and CenturyLink are basically neck and neck in our annual customer satisfaction survey. Both got relatively low average ratings for speed, price, reliability, customer service, and overall satisfaction.

Xfinity comes in slightly lower than CenturyLink for price, while CenturyLink gets lower ratings for speed. But when we quizzed customers in more detail, it appeared that both providers have definite positives.

In our survey, 87% of Xfinity customers said their speeds usually or always meet the needs of their house—which is above average. Likewise, only 42% of customers reported getting unexpected fees or price hikes.

While CenturyLink scored lowest for speed, with a ranking of 3.4, this is largely due to the provider’s DSL service—DSL internet in general never tops out at over 100 Mbps. but CenturyLink also has fiber service, and its fiber customers gave a very respectable 3.7 rating for speed in our survey.

When it comes to price, CenturyLink rates better for unexpected price hikes and hidden fees. Over half of CenturyLink’s customers reported in our survey that they haven’t experienced either. That’s probably thanks to CenturyLink’s Price for Life offer on DSL plans (although that offer is sadly no longer available).

Fastest internet service providers in Portland

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Ziply Fiber offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Wave Broadband offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

CenturyLink offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

Xfinity offers a 1,000 Mbps Gigabit plan if you’re looking for top speeds. This makes it an excellent choice for households that frequently use video streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.

CenturyLink also has a gigabit plan, which comes at a decent price and gives you up to 940 Mbps download speeds. It may be hard to find since it runs on a fiber connection, which is far less widely available than CenturyLink’s slower DSL network. But if you can get this fiber gigabit plan, we recommend it.

Ziply has gigabit internet, using the fiber infrastructure formerly operated by Frontier. Ziply doesn’t get the best ratings and availability in Portland seems limited, judging from our own searches using Ziply’s availability tool. But it has decent prices for fiber options.

*Rate requires paperless billing and excludes taxes. Additional fees apply. Speeds may not be available in your area. Maximum download/upload speed of up to 940 Mbps via a wired connection.

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CenturyLink vs. Xfinity

Affordable gigabit plans make CenturyLink a big draw for families and large households. But Xfinity has wider coverage areas and breathtaking speeds, topping out at up to 2 Gbps (2,000 Mbps). Holy moly!

Read more about CenturyLink vs. Xfinity

Cable vs. Fiber: Which Internet Type Is Right for You?

Both fiber and cable internet are common types of broadband internet, but which connection is right for you?

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Viasat vs. HughesNet

Compare satellite internet providers Viasat and HughesNet. Compare plans, prices, data limits, and more.

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Portland residential internet coverage

Xfinity and CenturyLink are the two main internet providers in Portland. They both have very large networks in the city—although their speeds and packages are much different.

Xfinity is a cable provider, with fast speeds as well as many cheap packages and regular deals. CenturyLink is a DSL and fiber provider, with gigabit speeds available in limited areas but mostly slower speeds at a bargain rate.

Ziply is another somewhat large internet provider in Portland. It recently took over the fiber and DSL infrastructure previously operated by Frontier, so it provides both services to some parts of the city.

You can also get internet from local and regional providers like InfoStructure and Sawtooth Technologies. Either of them may be worth looking into, since local ISPs are known to offer more accessible and reliable customer service compared to national competitors.

Last but not least, HughesNet and Viasat provide satellite coverage in and around Portland. Satellite is generally quite expensive and has limited speeds and data, but it’s useful in areas where fiber, cable, or DSL options aren’t available. Hard to reach pockets of the Willamette Valley might require satellite service.

Portland has fast internet in the Silicon Forest

We can’t talk about Portland without mentioning the city of Hillsboro, the famed tech hub in Washington County.

The fastest internet you’ll find in the Silicon Forest comes from Xfinity, with speeds up to 2 Gbps (2,000) Mbps through the Gigabit Pro plan. CenturyLink also offers a fiber gigabit plan in Hillsboro, but you may have to be content with DSL if you’re going with CenturyLink.

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Featured customer reviews

Xfinity

 

“Outages are rare and bandwidth from the tap outside slightly exceeds what I pay them for. Comcast seems to do a good job of keeping their infrastructure up to date.”

–David B

CenturyLink

 

“They are really great if you never need anything fixed. The internet is good, the prices are cheap, and for the most part there aren’t any problems.”

–Emily C

Xfinity

 

“I like the fast internet connection. The downloads on my mobile are lighting fast and I never have any difficulty with using Skype. Overall they are a great company and are always willing to have tech support available to come to my home if need be.”

–Natasha S

Portland internet FAQ

What is the cheapest internet service in Portland, Oregon?

The cheapest internet service in Portland comes from Xfinity. Xfinity’s Performance Starter Plus package goes for $29.99 a month.

Who has the best home internet service?

Xfinity has the best home internet service in Portland. It has affordable prices, fast speeds, and a wide coverage area, giving customers lots of options to choose from.

Is fiber-optic internet available in my area?

Ziply, CenturyLink and Sawtooth Technologies maintain high-speed fiber-optic internet lines in Portland. Punch your ZIP code into the search tool below to see if they have that sweet fiber in your area.

What internet can I get in my area?

CenturyLink, Xfinity, and several local providers offer service across the Portland metro region.  Xfinity delivers cable internet and CenturyLink has both DSL and fiber-optic plans. Viasat and HughesNet have satellite internet.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Portland

CenturyLink

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Danielle P | 02-24-2019

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Horrible customer service. I cancelled my service in December and it took 3 months and over 3 hours on the phone and I still haven't gotten my refund!

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CenturyLink

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Borphus H | 02-08-2019

CenturyLink has shady shady business practices. Beware they will false advertise and raise your bill without telling you.

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12-30-2018

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My bill has been for exactly the same amount every month for the last two years. WONDERFUL! We had some technical issues getting our VOIP (phone) working but had great technical help working with us to get that fixed. And we have had no problems since. It just keeps on working all the time without any problems.

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