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Internet Providers in Oxford, Alabama
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Internet Access in Oxford, Alabama
There are 6 providers in the Oxford area with residential connections, and a total of 14 including smb, enterprise, and mobile providers such as Parker FiberNet.
Viasat Internet is the most likely choice in Oxford. They are accessible for virtually one hundred percent of Oxford. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, providing near one hundred percent of residents with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest package for Oxford is 25 Mbps.
26.03 percent of Oxford residents are limited to only one option for home residential broadband.
The data on this page is primarily sourced via FCC coverage reports. Then, it's enhanced using privatized databases to provide more accurate resources than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Data about pricing of current Internet plans is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans every year.
Overall, Oxford's Internet infrastructure follows a common pattern in US cities: strong coverage of cable and DSL, but limited options since most houses are limited to one option for setting up either service.  This pattern has a simple reason. Broadband providers are former TV and landline phone corporations. So, they use these pre-existing networks on utility poles for delivering their Internet service.
Internet Statistics 2022
26.0% of consumers in Oxford4,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Oxford, Alabama
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Hargray Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||71.1%|
|AT&T Internet||1,000 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||98.5%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||27.9%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||27.9%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Oxford
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues Around Oxford
Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the popular ISPs currently place a limit on streaming for their home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because subscribers view them as a tactic to limit streaming, while providers insist caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Oxford to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Oxford||76.8 Mbps||7||$1.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +468.8 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +84.5 Mbps )||20 ( +13 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +104.1 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +109.8 Mbps )||26 ( +19 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +102.3 Mbps )||10 ( +3 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|