Portland is one of the few cities to boast nearly 100% coverage rate for DSL, cable and fiber internet technologies. Access to different internet types offers plenty of internet speed options for browsing, streaming, gaming and more.
Comcast Xfinity and CenturyLink lead the way as Portland’s biggest internet providers with service throughout the city. Frontier is available in select areas, mostly in southwest Portland neighborhoods. Each provider offers a variety of internet choices.
With Allconnect, you can compare plans from all the different providers in your area. No need to call several providers or spend hours trying to find prices on websites. Allconnect’s free service shows you the latest deals and specials from every internet provider in your area.
Portland internet by the numbers
Three main internet technologies serve the Portland area.
CABLE | Delivered on the same lines as TV, cable internet covers 99.4% of Portland’s residential areas. The national average is 88.8%. Comcast Xfinity is the leading provider of cable internet service in Portland.
DSL | Using the same lines but different frequencies than telephone service, DSL is available everywhere in Portland. Nationally, 90% of residents live in DSL-served areas. CenturyLink and Frontier offer DSL service in select areas of Portland.
FIBER | Portland has much broader access to fast fiber-optic internet (almost 100%) compared to the national average (25.4%). CenturyLink is the leading provider of fiber internet in Portland, OR.
How fast is internet in Portland?
Essentially, all Portlanders live in areas where speeds from 10Mbps to 100Mbps are available. In Portland neighborhoods where fiber internet is available, you can find speeds up to 1,000 Mbps.
Greater internet speed has many implications:
Capacity for gaming and streaming media
Capacity for multiple devices connecting simultaneously
Internet speed is measured in megabits per second (Mbps). The higher the number, the faster your connection and greater capacity for multiple users and media-rich activity.
Which internet providers are available in my area?
Here are the three major players in the internet service provider landscape in Portland:
| With speeds reaching 200 Mbps, Xfinity offers bundling options for cable internet and TV. A price lock is available if you sign a one-year agreement.
| Choose speeds up to 1,000 Mbps (or 1 Gig). CenturyLink offers a Price for Life promotion that guarantees your rate won’t change for the life of your service with them (but a one-year agreement is required).
| The fiber-optic network can deliver speeds as fast as 115 Mbps or 30 Mbps on DSL. Free installation is available with Triple Play bundles (TV, internet and phone packages). A free Wi-Fi router and price-lock guarantees of one or two years are also available.
Not all Portland internet providers cover the same areas, and not all offers are available in every service area. Click below to see which are available at your address.
How to find the best internet in Portland
Not all U.S. cities are as well connected for internet as Portland. Some factors to consider when choosing service include availability, speed and price. Here are the top providers in Portland in each category.
*Availability, price and speed vary by location. Call Allconnect to check on specific deals available in your neighborhood.
Which internet plan and provider are right for your Portland home or business? That’s for you to decide. Use Allconnect to find all the internet plans available in your area, then order the one that offers the availability, speeds and pricing that meet your needs.
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