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Internet providers in 97236

Find internet providers serving the 97236 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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97236 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL14%
Frontier $54.99 VariesFiber-optic14%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL84%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic72%
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97236 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 97236 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 97236 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 15% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 14% of those living in the 97236 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 97236 area, and 99.18% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 97236, 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
Frontier 127 Mbps 149 Mbps DSL
Ziply Fiber 163 Mbps 93 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 159 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 134 Mbps 136 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 97236

The largest internet providers serving the 97236 ZIP code are Frontier and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to many in the 97236 ZIP code, covering 14% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from Frontier, which covers 14% of the area. Portland’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of residents in the 97236 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

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

Varies

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

14%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 97236 ZIP code, covering 14% 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, $48.33.

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Frontier fiber-optic internet

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

Varies

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

14%

Fiber-optic from Frontier offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 97236 ZIP code, covering 14% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Frontier is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 97236 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $48.33.

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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

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 97236 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 97236 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, $48.33.

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, $1.18.

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 97236 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Portland's providers, 445 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 97236 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 97236 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 97236 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 97236 frequently asked questions

Ziply Fiber is the fastest internet provider in the 97236 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 14% of households in 97236. The next fastest internet provider in the 97236 ZIP code is Ziply Fiber, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 14% of the area.

Ziply Fiber offers the cheapest internet in the 97236 ZIP with service starting at $20/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $48.33.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 97236 ZIP code, covering 72% of the city. Frontier also offers fiber internet in 97236 and is available to 14% of households.

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%.

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