Best Hood River Internet Service Providers
There are a total of 6 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Hood River, 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 Hood River:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Spectrum||Cable||940 Mbps||35 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||Axxis Communications/Gorge Networks||DSL, Fiber, wireless||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||53.9%|
|3||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||100 Mbps||100 Mbps||42.1%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||Communications Access Holding Enterprise||Fiber||100 Mbps||20 Mbps||35.8%|
|6||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Hood River OR Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Hood River have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Hood River are compared to Hood River County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Oregon overall?
Average download speeds in Hood River of 15.21 Mbps are faster than the Hood River County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Oregon.
Hood River Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 33.8% of Hood River residents
The average upload speed in Hood River is 3.26 Mbps. This is 56.2% slower than the average in Oregon and 71.9% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 41.6% of the Hood River County population
Cable internet is available to 59.9% of Hood River County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 46.2% of Hood River residents
The average download speed in Hood River is 17.1% faster than the Hood River County average and 53.1% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
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 Hood River 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 Spectrum as the top provider for Hood River, Oregon.
Who has the fastest internet service in Hood River?
Axxis Communications/Gorge Networks with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Hood River.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Hood River, Oregon?
The following zip codes were used: 97031
How do the internet speeds in Hood River compare to other cities in Oregon?
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there are 2 DSL providers in Hood River - Axxis Communications/Gorge Networks and CenturyLink.
What is an internet data cap?
Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.
What is fixed wireless internet service?
Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 6 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Hood River, OR residents.
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
Hood River 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.
- 125+ channels
- Flexible packages
- 85,000 OnDemand titles
- All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app