Internet Providers in Oakford, Illinois

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Residential Internet Statistics for Oakford, IL
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 1.69 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 50 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 40.57%

Internet Access in Oakford, Illinois

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Oakford. HughesNet is also widely available.

The packages listed on this page are collected individually by our data science and research team. We've gathered 136 packages in the area around Oakford, in total.

Regular cable is the most commonly available network option around Oakford, but some residents might find that their only choice is wireless service. As can be seen in the mapping tool below, Internet coverage is not distributed evenly throughout the area.

CASSCOMM is one of the top three providers in Oakford. They are available for 58 percent of the area.

In summary, Internet service choice is extremely poor in Oakford. This is clear in the map below, which illustrates how many companies have coverage for a given block.

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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 Oakford, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
CASSCOMM 50 Mbps Cable and DSL 2m 43s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Oakford, Illinois

  • CASSCOMM - 58.9% Availability in Oakford - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - 27.7% Availability in Oakford - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Oakford - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Oakford - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Oakford

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Oakford is the 1,004th most connected city in Illinois behind Mason City, Athens, Petersburg, Havana, and Ashland.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Menard 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.

In Menard County, approximately 3,000 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 in Oakford

Data from our market researchers shows that many of the common ISPs in the area use data caps on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because users view them as a strategy to limit streaming, while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Oakford

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CASSCOMM Cable and DSL 58.9%+ 50 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 27.7%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps

Compare Oakford to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Oakford 1.7 Mbps 5 $1.17 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +347.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +105.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +98 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +110 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +113.6 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )