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Internet providers in 97305

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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable94%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL95%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 250 MbpsCable11%
Gervais Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic4.171%
Prime Time Ventures, LLC - -Fiber-optic1.161%
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97305 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 97305 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 97305 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 98% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 5.330% of those living in the 97305 ZIP code.

There are nine internet providers serving the 97305 area, and 95.64% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 97305, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 97305

The largest internet providers serving the 97305 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 97305 ZIP code, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 95% of the area. Salem’s third most-available internet provider, Wave Broadband, offers cable to around 11% of residents in the 97305 ZIP code.

Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

94%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in the 97305 ZIP code, covering 94% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 97305 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, $49.15.

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, $1.49.

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 97305 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 283 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

95%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 97305 ZIP code, covering 95% 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 Salem, $49.15.

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 Salem, $1.49.

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 97305 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 283 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

11%

Cable from Wave Broadband offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 97305 ZIP code, covering 11% of the area.

Wave Broadband’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 97305 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, $49.15.

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, $1.49.

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 97305 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 11% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 283 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 97305 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 97305 and the greater Salem area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly 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 97305 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 97305 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 97305 ZIP code with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 94% of households in 97305. The next fastest internet provider in the 97305 ZIP code is Wave Broadband, offering download speeds up to 250 Mbps to 11% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 97305 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $49.15.

Gervais Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 97305 ZIP code, covering 4.171% of the city. Prime Time Ventures, LLC also offers fiber internet in 97305 and is available to 1.161% of households.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

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%.