Internet providers in Salem, IN

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Salem, IN internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL93%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Mainstream Fiber Networks $49.95 50 - 200 MbpsFiber-optic48%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 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 cable, which covers 100% of Salem residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% 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 $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

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*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

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 $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $46.58.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $0.79.

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 Salem. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 112 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Salem, $46.58.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $0.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 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, 112 Mbps.

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Mainstream Fiber Networks fiber-optic internet

Provider

Mainstream Fiber Networks

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

200 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, $46.58.

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, $0.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mainstream Fiber Networks offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Salem. These download speeds are available to 48% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 112 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Salem at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 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

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Salem with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Salem. The next fastest internet provider in Salem is Mainstream Fiber Networks, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 48% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Salem with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $46.58.

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

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Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

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