Internet Providers in Ocean View, DE

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ocean View, DE
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $57.49

Internet Access in Ocean View, Delaware

There are currently an average of 2.97 ISPs in each census block in Ocean View. Practically speaking, this means that the majority of households in the area will have at least 2 choices so far as Internet, and it is easier for residents to switch if disappointed with a particular company.

Viasat Internet has the widest availability for Ocean View residents. They are available to near one hundred percent of Ocean View census blocks. HughesNet is also a common choice, serving practically one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan we've found for HughesNet for Ocean View is 25 Mbps.

Mediacom Cable provides an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Ocean View with 99 percent coverage and a top download speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only option for Internet for residents of Ocean View. fixed wireless providers such as Bloosurf can deliver 15 Mbps over wireless hardware. There are also 5 companies in the city selling specialized enterprise-level products and services such as T1 or custom fiber loops. Our search results include every provider with business services on their website.

The data on this page comes from FCC reports specific to Ocean View, and is cross-validated through privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to provide more useful results than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans each year.

In summary, Ocean View's broadband situation follows a common pattern in US cities and towns: widespread coverage of cable and DSL service, except that a majority of houses or apartments are limited to only one provider for either service. The cable/DSL pattern comes from the fact that Broadband providers have their roots as cable TV and telephone corporations. So, they use these conveniently pre-built wired infrastructures for delivering their broadband bundles.

  • There are 14 internet providers in Ocean View with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Ocean View is the 32nd most connected city in Delaware ahead of Bethany Beach and Bishopville, but behind Frankford, Dagsboro, and Selbyville.
  • The fastest zip code in Ocean View for July 2021 is 19970. (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 Ocean View, Delaware

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.0%
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 1.3%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ocean View

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Ocean View is the 32nd most connected city in Delaware ahead of Bethany Beach and Bishopville, but behind Frankford, Dagsboro, and Selbyville.

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 Sussex 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.

Approximately 94% of Ocean View 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, 19970 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Ocean View.

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

In Sussex County, approximately 11,000 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 Ocean View

Data collected by our market research team shows that some of the top providers in Ocean View use data caps on home broadband plans. Data caps are disliked because customers see caps as a strategy to limit video streaming. Providers explain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming services, which easily eats up 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Ocean View to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ocean View 79.4 Mbps 7 $0.38 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +455 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +69.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +81.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +90.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +82.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )