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Internet providers in Portland, CT

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Portland, CT internet providers

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL94%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Portland internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Portland is comparable to the rest of Connecticut - 100%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Portland area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Portland residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Portland, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Portland area, and 94.15% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Portland's four internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Portland

The largest internet providers in Portland are Frontier, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Portland.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Portland residents, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Portland’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Portland residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Portland covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Portland to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $41.99.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portland, $2.80.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Portland. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Portland's providers, 69 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Portland covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Portland residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $41.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portland, $2.80.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Portland. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Portland's providers, 69 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Portland covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Portland where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $41.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portland, $2.80.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Portland. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Portland's providers, 69 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Portland with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Portland. The next fastest internet provider in Portland is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Portland with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $41.99.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.