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Internet providers in Portland, MI

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Portland, MI internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL100%
WOW! $29.99 200 - 1,200 MbpsCable99%
Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association $44.95 50 - 50 MbpsFiber-optic15%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Portland internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Portland is comparable to the rest of Michigan - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Portland area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Portland residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 85% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 16% of those living in Portland.

There are six internet providers serving the Portland area, and 99.22% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Portland's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Portland

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 7 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Portland

The largest internet providers in Portland are AT&T, WOW!, and Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Portland.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Portland residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from WOW!, which covers 99% of the area. Portland’s third most-available internet provider, Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association, offers fiber-optic to around 15% of Portland residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Portland covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T 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 AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Portland, $58.31.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portland, $1.12.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 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, 280 Mbps.

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WOW! cable internet

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

1,200 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from WOW! offers broadband to all households in Portland covering 99% of the area.

WOW!’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 WOW! start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $58.31.

WOW! customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.15 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portland, $1.12.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, WOW! offers download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Portland. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Portland's providers, 280 Mbps.

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Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association fiber-optic internet

Provider

Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association

Starting price*
$44.95/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

15%

Fiber-optic from Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association offers broadband to a limited number of households in Portland covering 15% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Portland than other internet types.

Internet prices for Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association start at $44.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $58.31.

Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.90 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portland, $1.12.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Portland. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Portland's providers, 280 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Portland may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Portland DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Portland with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Portland. The next fastest internet provider in Portland is WOW!, offering download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps to 99% of the area.

WOW! offers the cheapest internet in Portland with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $58.31.

Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Portland, covering 15% of the city.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.