Internet Providers in Live Oak, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Live Oak, FL
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $54

Internet Access in Live Oak, Florida

As it stands, there are 5 ISPs in Live Oak marketing residential connections, and a total of 10 including specialized business and mobile providers like Windstream and Crown Castle Fiber. (Some may be "doubles" as many incumbent providers market residential service and enterprise services separately.)

As of the latest FCC reporting, 49.37 percent of residents are limited to a single option for home Internet, or none at all.

Viasat Internet is the most likely option in Live Oak. The company is available to virtually one hundred percent of Live Oak. HughesNet is the most common second option in the area, providing virtually one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. The fastest package advertised by HughesNet for Live Oak is 25 megabits per second download.

Looking at network technology available within the city, the most common physical wire broadband Internet technology varieties are Cable and Satellite, with 46.62% and near one hundred percent respectively. Cable connections are sold by former television operators, using their already-built coaxial cable TV networks. Local customers of cable companies such as XFINITY from Comcast overwhelmingly pick cable due to the combination of low prices for decent speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.)

Broadband coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of government data and private data collected from ISPs, or via private third parties. Average statistics shown below regarding speed data is sourced primarily via M-Labs, which is a speed test tool shown within BroadbandNow as well as Google and Chrome search results. Our market researchers have manually filed pricing and service data for 330 Internet plans in the Live Oak market to date.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Live Oak with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Live Oak is the 326th most connected city in Florida ahead of O Brien, White Springs, Jasper, Wellborn, and Mc Alpin.
  • The fastest zip code in Live Oak for April 2021 is 32060. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

13,000 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 Live Oak, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Windstream 300 Mbps DSL 27s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Live Oak, Florida

  • Windstream - DSL - 98.1% Availability in Live Oak - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 46.6% Availability in Live Oak - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 31.6% Availability in Live Oak - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Live Oak - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Live Oak - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Live Oak

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Live Oak is the 326th most connected city in Florida ahead of O Brien, White Springs, Jasper, Wellborn, and Mc Alpin.

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

Approximately 500 people in Suwannee 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: 25% of people living in Live Oak 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 51% of Live Oak 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, 32060 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Live Oak.

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

In Suwannee County, approximately 2,000 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 and Video Streaming Around Live Oak

Data from our research team suggests that top ISPs in the area place a limit on data use for their home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since consumers view caps as a tactic to discourage streaming services. Providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the problem is the same: streaming video, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Live Oak

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 98.1%+ 300 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 46.6%+ 1,200 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 31.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 49.5%+ 987 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 26.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 14.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 0.1%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Live Oak to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Live Oak 20.6 Mbps 5 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +394.8 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +98.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +95.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +106.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +107 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )