Internet providers in Salem, OR

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Salem internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Salem 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 Salem area will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of Salem residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.580% of those living in Salem.

There are seven internet providers serving the Salem area, and 96.24% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Salem's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Salem

The largest internet providers in Salem are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Salem.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Salem residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 81% of the area. Salem’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Salem residents.

Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Salem covering 97% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Salem 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 Salem, $45.79.

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 Salem, $2.69.

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 Salem. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 791 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

81%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Salem covering 81% 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Salem, $45.79.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $2.69.

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 Salem. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 791 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, $45.79.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $2.69.

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 much slower than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 791 Mbps.

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Salem, OR internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.051%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 MbpsCable97%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.317%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 140 MbpsDSL81%
WaveDivision Holdings, LLC - -Cable7.065%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Salem with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.051% of households in Salem. The next fastest internet provider in Salem is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 2.317% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Salem with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $45.79.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Salem, covering 2.317% of the city. Xfinity also offers fiber internet in Salem and is available to 0.051% of households.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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