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Internet providers in Salem, MO

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Salem, MO internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 40 MbpsDSL95%
CoBridge Communications - 4 - 250 MbpsCable100%
Steelville Telephone Exchange $39.95 5 - 100 MbpsDSL2.716%
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 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 $39.95 and available download speeds reach up to 250 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Salem

The largest internet providers in Salem are CenturyLink, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL 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 satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Salem’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, 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, $48.73.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $2.87.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 45 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, $48.73.

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, $2.87.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 45 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Salem covering 100% of the area.

Viasat 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 Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Salem, $48.73.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $2.87.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Salem. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 45 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CoBridge 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, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 2.716% of the area.

Steelville Telephone Exchange offers the cheapest internet in Salem with plans starting at $39.95/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $48.73.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.