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. Ziply Fiber
57% available in Portland
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
6000Mbps

User Rating (43)
3. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband
17% available in Portland
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (0)
4. CenturyLink
98% available in Portland
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Order online – Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps for $50/mo for 12 months

5. T-Mobile Home Internet
99% available in Portland
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

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6. HughesNet
99% available in Portland
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
7. Viasat
99% available in Portland
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
8. Ultra Home Internet
99% available in Portland
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

User Rating (0)
9. Stephouse Networks
59% available in Portland
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. Whiz to Coho, Inc.
67% available in Portland
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. Comcast Business
97% available in Portland
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (10)
2. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband
17% available in Portland
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (0)
3. CenturyLink
98% available in Portland
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Order online – Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps for $50/mo for 12 months

4. HughesNet
99% available in Portland
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
5. Viasat
99% available in Portland
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. Ooma
87% available in Portland
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. Coast Communications
23% available in Portland
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. infoStructure
35% available in Portland
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
250Mbps
9. LS Networks
54% available in Portland
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. Stephouse Networks
59% available in Portland
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. Whiz to Coho, Inc.
67% available in Portland
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
12. Zayo Group
68% available in Portland
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
13. WiLine
99% available in Portland
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
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. AT&T Wireless
Available in Portland
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

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

User Rating
5. Mint
Available in Portland
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

User Rating
6. Visible
Available in Portland
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

User Rating

How much internet speed do I need?

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 fastest internet provider in Portland?

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Portland, delivering download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps. Xfinity scored better than any other Portland internet service provider (ISP) in our fastest internet providers in 2022 analysis

Portland also has some good fiber internet providers, like Ziply Fiber and CenturyLink, that provide symmetrical gigabit speeds. 

ProviderMax speeds (download/upload)Internet type
Xfinity1,200 Mbps/35 MbpsCableView Plans
Ziply Fiber1,000 MbpsFiberView Plans
Astound Broadband1,000 Mbps/10 MbpsCableView Plans
CenturyLink940 Mbps/940 MbpsFiberView Plans

Wireless speeds may vary.

 

What is the cheapest internet provider in Portland?

The cheapest internet providers in Portland are Xfinity, Astound Broadband, and Ziply Fiber—all with plans starting around $20 per month. Astound Broadband’s 100 Mbps Internet provides the most value, with 100 Mbps download speeds for $19.95 per month. 

Ziply Fiber’s Internet 50/50 plan gives half the download speed of Astound Broadband’s budget plan, but it comes with the increased reliability and symmetrical speeds of a fiber internet connection.

ProviderPriceMax speeds
Astound Broadband$19.95/mo.*100 MbpsView Plans
Ziply Fiber$20.00/mo.**50 MbpsView Plans
Xfinity*$19.99/mo.***Up to 50 MbpsView Plans

*12-month Internet Pricing. Equipment priced separately. Experienced speeds may vary.**For the first 3 months.

**For 12 months for new customers with paperless and autopay

***For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement. Includes $10/mo automatic payments and paperless billing discount.

 

What are the fiber internet providers in Portland?

Portland’s two fiber internet providers are CenturyLink and Ziply Fiber. Both of these ISPs offer gigabit speeds at similar rates, but Ziply Fiber has more variety with its fiber internet plans and has slightly better pricing. 

 

Fiber internet providers in Portland

 

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 $19.99 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 2.5/5
Ziply Fiber DSL & Fiber 6000 Mbps 1.5/5
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband Cable 1000 Mbps N/A
CenturyLink DSL & Fiber 940 Mbps 1.5/5
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps 4.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 1.5/5
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 1.5/5
Ultra Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps N/A
Stephouse Networks Fixed Wireless 1000 Mbps N/A
Whiz to Coho, Inc. Fixed Wireless 25 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).

Ziply Fiber offers internet at speeds up to 6000 Mbps

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Stephouse Networks offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

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 1,200 Mbps. 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 Connect package goes for $19.99 per month.

For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement. Includes $10/mo automatic payments and paperless billing discount.

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

XFINITY

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Maxx K | 05-27-2022

The Internet is the most unreliable I've ever had. It goes out multiple times a day for no reason and sometimes only specific sites. This Oligopoly of a company should be dissolved.

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AT&T

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Sharon E | 03-20-2022

Twelve days, two visits to the store and multiple calls from another phone on the account and my phone still isn’t able to make or receive calls. Yes, it’s a newer phone and 5g compatible. They have put in several “tickets” to have the problem solved, and closed out those same “tickets” saying everything is fine. It is not fine, I still don’t have phone service, funny because texting works. I need my phone to work, unlike AT&T which isn’t working on my phone issue. Come on AT&T do your job!

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CenturyLink

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Mary B | 01-05-2022

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Yesterday I spent almost 5 hours trying to get help through CenturyLink's call center because I lost my landline and my wifi. One agent even told me rudely to go buy a new phone. The tech repair person who finally came was awesome, totally professional and fixed the problem (a broken outside line). However, the amount of time I spent on hold trying to get someone to identify the problem, the rudeness of some of the telephone employees, the overall lack of coordination and helpfulness at the call center was overwhelmingly disappointing, to say the least. This is a communication company! Why can't they learn to communicate with their customers? Where is their training? Very bad service (with the exception of the repair person).

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