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Internet providers in 97231

Find internet providers serving the 97231 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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97231 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL10%
Frontier $54.99 VariesFiber-optic4.414%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable69%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL76%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic20%
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97231 internet service at a glance

At 71%, broadband coverage in the 97231 ZIP code is slightly lower than the rest of Oregon - 96%, and slightly lower than broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 97231 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 69% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 12% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 6.870% of those living in the 97231 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 97231 area, and 64.76% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 97231, prices start at $20 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Portland

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Whiz to Coho 16 Mbps 10 Mbps Wireless
Xfinity 101 Mbps 22 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 66 Mbps 36 Mbps DSL
Viasat 14 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in 97231

The largest internet providers serving the 97231 ZIP code are Frontier, Xfinity, and CenturyLink bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to many in the 97231 ZIP code, covering 10% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 69% of the area. Portland’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers DSL to around 76% of residents in the 97231 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

10%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 97231 ZIP code, covering 10% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier 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 Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $45.49.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

69%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to most households in the 97231 ZIP code, covering 69% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 97231 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, $45.49.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portland, $1.34.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in 97231 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 69% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Portland's providers, 458 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

76%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 97231 ZIP code, covering 76% 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Portland, $45.49.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portland, $1.34.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 97231 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 76% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Portland's providers, 458 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 97231 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 97231 and the greater Portland area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly 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 in the 97231 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 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 providers in 97231 frequently asked questions

Ziply Fiber is the fastest internet provider in the 97231 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 10% of households in 97231. The next fastest internet provider in the 97231 ZIP code is Ziply Fiber, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 4.410% of the area.

Ziply Fiber offers the cheapest internet in the 97231 ZIP with service starting at $20/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $45.49.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 97231 ZIP code, covering 20% of the city. Frontier also offers fiber internet in 97231 and is available to 4.414% of households.

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.

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.

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.