Best Bend Internet Service Providers

There are a total of 6 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Bend, Oregon and meet the minimum accepted broadband definition of 25 Mbps download speed. Our proprietary ranking calculation takes into account different aspects of useable download speed, upload speed and coverage area. For example, an increase of 100 Mbps download speed from 200 Mbps to 300 Mbps is much more significant for users than an increase from 1000 Mbps to 1100Mpbs. Also, for nearly all users download speed is much more important than upload speed. Our ranked ordering of internet service providers in Bend:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber940 Mbps940 Mbps89.0%
2Telephone and Data SystemsCable, Fiber600 Mbps20 Mbps99.0%
3Sureline Broadbandwireless100 Mbps100 Mbps96.8%
4Webformixwireless40 Mbps10 Mbps98.9%
5ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Bend OR Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Bend of 4.62 Mbps are faster than the Deschutes County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Oregon.

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Bend Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Deschutes County is 16.83 Mbps based upon 549512 samples taken in the past year

  • The average upload speed in Bend is 4.62 Mbps. This is 37.9% slower than the average in Oregon and 60.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Bend is 34.9% faster than the Deschutes County average and 29.9% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Bend is 4.62 Mbps. This is 17.3% faster than the Deschutes County average and 60.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 87.2% of Deschutes County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 25.4% of Deschutes County residents

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Internet Access Technologies

DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Bend residents who have access to each of these technology types.


Internet Service FAQs

Who has the best internet service near me?

Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks CenturyLink as the top provider for Bend, Oregon.

Who has the fastest internet service in Bend?

CenturyLink with a download speed of 940 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Bend.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Bend, Oregon?

The following zip codes were used: 97701, 97702, 97708 and 97709

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Bend internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
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How do the internet speeds in Bend compare to other cities in Oregon?

Click through to see how the Bend broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Bethany, Cave Junction, Clatskanie, Eagle Crest, Lyons, Newport, Oak Grove

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Bend - CenturyLink and Telephone and Data Systems.

What is DSL internet service?

DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Bend, Oregon?

Telephone and Data Systems provides broadband internet service to 99.0% of Bend.

What is cable internet service?

Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.




Bend Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services

Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.


DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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