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Internet providers in Salem, IN

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Salem, IN internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL93%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Mainstream Fiber Networks $49.95 50 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic48%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Salem internet service at a glance

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

The vast majority of those living in the Salem area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Salem residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 48% of those living in Salem.

There are seven internet providers serving the Salem area, and 96.74% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Salem's seven internet providers, prices start at $49.95 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Salem

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Frontier 8 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 98 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Salem

The largest internet providers in Salem are Frontier, Spectrum, and Mainstream Fiber Networks bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Salem.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Salem residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Salem’s third most-available internet provider, Mainstream Fiber Networks, offers fiber-optic to around 48% of Salem residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Salem covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Salem 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 $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Salem, $52.49.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Salem covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Salem, $52.49.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $0.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Salem. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 134 Mbps.

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Mainstream Fiber Networks fiber-optic internet

Provider

Mainstream Fiber Networks

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

48%

Fiber-optic from Mainstream Fiber Networks offers broadband to about half of households in Salem covering 48% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Mainstream Fiber Networks is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Salem than other internet types.

Internet prices for Mainstream Fiber Networks start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Salem, $52.49.

Mainstream Fiber Networks customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $0.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mainstream Fiber Networks offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Salem. These download speeds are available to 48% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 134 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Salem, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Salem, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Salem and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Salem at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Salem at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Salem residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Blueriver Networking Services is the fastest internet provider in Salem with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 66% of households in Salem. The next fastest internet provider in Salem is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Citizens Communications offers the cheapest internet in Salem with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $52.49.

Mainstream Fiber Networks is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Salem, covering 48% of the city.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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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.