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Internet providers in 97317

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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL100%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 250 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Alyrica Networks $39.99 -Wireless100%
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97317 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 97317 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 97317 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 six internet providers serving the 97317 area. Among six internet providers in 97317, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 97317

The largest internet providers serving the 97317 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 97317 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 100% of the area. Salem’s third most-available internet provider, Wave Broadband, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 97317 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 97317 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 97317 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 97317 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, 275 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in the 97317 ZIP code, covering 100% 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 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 97317 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 275 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

100%

Cable from Wave Broadband offers broadband to all households in the 97317 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Wave Broadband’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 97317 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 97317 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 275 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 97317 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 97317 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 97317 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 and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 97317 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 97317 ZIP code with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 97317. The next fastest internet provider in the 97317 ZIP code is Wave Broadband, offering download speeds up to 250 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 97317 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $49.15.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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