Internet providers in 97838

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable87%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.709%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL90%
Eastern Oregon Telecom $79.95 100 - 20 MbpsDSL69%
Eastern Oregon Telecom $79.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic28%
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97838 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 97838 ZIP code is comparable to the rest of Oregon - 96%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 97838 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 96% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 28% of those living in the 97838 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 97838 area, and 92.24% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 97838, prices start at $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 97838

The largest internet providers serving the 97838 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Eastern Oregon Telecom bringing cable and DSL options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all in the 97838 ZIP code, covering 87% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 90% of the area. Hermiston’s third most-available internet provider, Eastern Oregon Telecom, offers DSL to around 69% of residents in the 97838 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

87%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 97838 ZIP code, covering 87% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 97838 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hermiston, $55.99.

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 Hermiston, $0.41.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in 97838 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 87% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hermiston's providers, 474 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 97838 ZIP code, covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines 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 significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hermiston, $55.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hermiston, $0.41.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 97838 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hermiston's providers, 474 Mbps.

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Eastern Oregon Telecom DSL internet

Provider

Eastern Oregon Telecom

Starting price*
$79.95/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

69%

DSL from Eastern Oregon Telecom offers broadband to most households in the 97838 ZIP code, covering 69% of the area.

DSL internet from Eastern Oregon Telecom uses telephone lines 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 Eastern Oregon Telecom start at $79.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Hermiston, $55.99.

Eastern Oregon Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hermiston, $0.41.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Eastern Oregon Telecom offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in 97838 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 69% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hermiston's providers, 474 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 97838 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 97838 and the greater Hermiston area. HughesNet starting prices are about average in Hermiston at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are lower than average in Hermiston at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 97838 ZIP, 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 Hermiston may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 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 Hermiston DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 97838 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 97838 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.709% of households in 97838. The next fastest internet provider in the 97838 ZIP code is Eastern Oregon Telecom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 28% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 97838 ZIP with service starting at $44.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Hermiston, $55.99.

Eastern Oregon Telecom is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 97838 ZIP code, covering 28% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in 97838 and is available to 0.709% of households.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.