In Oregon, approximately 98.50% of the state has internet service with speeds of 15 Mbps available for purchase through internet service providers; however, approximately 35.70% of the state’s residents have little to no internet connection readily available to them. Some of those with limited internet access have dial-up or legacy copper DSL internet service, but their internet is so slow that streaming, video conferencing, online gaming and other activities requiring high-speed internet are out of reach.
Wireless providers reach 99.80% of the state of Oregon, but other forms of internet technology are less widely available in Oregon than in other states. Only 96.70% of the population of Oregon has access to DSL internet service. Cable internet is available to 86.80%, while only 99.80% have access to fiber internet. Less than 82.30% of Oregon is served by three or more wired internet providers (DSL, cable and fiber internet).