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Internet providers in 97301

Find internet providers serving the 97301 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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97301 internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.878%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL92%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 250 MbpsCable10%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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97301 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 97301 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 97301 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Salem, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the 97301 area, and 99.52% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 97301, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 97301

The largest internet providers serving the 97301 ZIP code are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and Wave Broadband bringing cable and DSL options to the area.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all in the 97301 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 92% of the area. Salem’s third most-available internet provider, Wave Broadband, offers cable to around 10% of residents in the 97301 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 97301 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 97301 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, $50.52.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $1.12.

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 97301 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 350 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

92%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 97301 ZIP code, covering 92% 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $50.52.

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 Salem, $1.12.

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 97301 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 350 Mbps.

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Wave Broadband cable internet

Provider

Wave Broadband

Starting price*
$69.95/mo.
Max download speed

250 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

10%

Cable from Wave Broadband offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 97301 ZIP code, covering 10% of the area.

Wave Broadband’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 97301 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Wave Broadband start at $69.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $50.52.

Wave Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $1.12.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Wave Broadband offers download speeds up to 250 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 97301 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 10% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 350 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 97301 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 97301 and the greater Salem area. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Salem at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Salem at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 97301 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 Salem 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 Salem cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 97301 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 97301 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.878% of households in 97301. The next fastest internet provider in the 97301 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 97301 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $50.52.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 97301 ZIP code, covering 0.878% of the city.

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.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.