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Internet providers in 97217

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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic88%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL48%
GTT Communications - -DSL9.518%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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97217 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 97217 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 97217 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 88% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 76% of those living in the 97217 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 97217 area, and 97.77% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 97217, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 97217

The largest internet providers serving the 97217 ZIP code are Xfinity and CenturyLink bringing cable, fiber-optic, and DSL options to the area.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all in the 97217 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from CenturyLink, which covers 88% of the area. Portland’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers DSL to around 48% of residents in the 97217 ZIP code.

Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 97217 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 97217 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $46.24.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portland, $2.43.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in 97217 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Portland's providers, 541 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

88%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 97217 ZIP code, covering 88% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from CenturyLink is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 97217 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $46.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.42 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portland, $2.43.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 97217 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Portland's providers, 541 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

48%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in the 97217 ZIP code, covering 48% 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Portland, $46.24.

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 Portland, $2.43.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 97217 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 48% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Portland's providers, 541 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 97217 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 97217 and the greater Portland area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Portland at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Portland at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 97217 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 97217 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 97217 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 88% of households in 97217. The next fastest internet provider in the 97217 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 97217 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $46.24.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 97217 ZIP code, covering 88% of the city.

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%.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.