Internet Providers in Oxford, AL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Oxford, AL
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $61.75

Internet Access in Oxford, Alabama

There are 4 providers in the Oxford area with residential connections, and a total of 11 including smb, enterprise, and mobile providers such as Uniti Fiber.

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.

Since most houses come pre-wired for one telephone (DSL) provider and cable networks don't generally overlap, the majority of Oxford residents have 2 wired broadband service providers to choose from. 1.98% of the Oxford area — 300 people — are limited to one or fewer choices for which provider to use. Regardless of alternative technologies in the area, including satellite, DSL and cable Internet services almost always provide the most reasonable price and data policies for home use.

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. [1] 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.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Oxford with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Oxford is the 180th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Anniston, Weaver, Jacksonville, and Alexandria, but behind Eastaboga.
  • The fastest zip code in Oxford for July 2021 is 36203. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 97.7%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 98.5%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Oxford

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Oxford is the 180th most connected city in Alabama ahead of Anniston, Weaver, Jacksonville, and Alexandria, but behind Eastaboga.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 5,000 people in Calhoun County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 20% of people living in Oxford have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 98% of Oxford residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 36203 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Oxford.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Calhoun County, approximately 9,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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 73.2 Mbps 5 $0.61 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +461.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +75.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +87.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +96.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +88.9 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )