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Internet providers in Salem, MO

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Salem, MO internet providers

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CenturyLink $45 12 - 40 MbpsDSL95%
Fidelity Communications $33.99 50 - 250 MbpsCable100%
Steelville Telephone Exchange, Inc. - -DSL2.716%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Salem internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Salem is slightly higher than the rest of Missouri - 90%, 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. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Salem, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Salem area, and 99.84% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Salem's five internet providers, prices start at $33.99 and available download speeds reach up to 250 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Salem

The largest internet providers in Salem are CenturyLink, Fidelity Communications, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Salem.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Salem residents, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Fidelity Communications, which covers 100% of the area. Salem’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Salem residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

40 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Salem covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Salem, $47.25.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $1.89.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 40 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Salem. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 82 Mbps.

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Fidelity Communications cable internet

Provider

Fidelity Communications

Starting price*
$33.99/mo.
Max download speed

250 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Fidelity Communications’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 Fidelity Communications start at $33.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $47.25.

Fidelity Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.68 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $1.89.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Fidelity Communications offers download speeds up to 250 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 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, 82 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 Salem covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Salem 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 Salem, $47.25.

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 Salem, $1.89.

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 Salem. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 82 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Fidelity Communications is the fastest internet provider in Salem with download speeds up to 250 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Salem. The next fastest internet provider in Salem is Steelville Telephone Exchange, Inc., offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 2.716% of the area.

Fidelity Communications offers the cheapest internet in Salem with plans starting at $33.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $47.25.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.