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Internet Providers in Oxford, Iowa
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Internet Access in Oxford, Iowa
The average residence in Oxford has 2.85 providers available. This is a normal level of competition, seeing as most companies that provide Internet packages were formerly cable TV or telephone providers, and most houses have long been wired for one of each.
Looking closer at Internet service options, Oxford has coverage for all three major wired Internet varieties: fiber, cable, and DSL. Generally speaking, Fiber is the fastest medium for transmitting Internet. Fiber is closely followed by cable, which is followed by DSL. Cable is commonly seen as default choice.
The broadband packages displayed above are gathered manually by our data science team.
Coverage from the biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.
While the main providers are HughesNet and Viasat, South Slope also serves Oxford with Fiber and DSL service in 94 percent of residents and a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. Fixed wireless providers such as Sharon Telephone Company can deliver as much as 1 Mbps using direct wireless links. There are 5 providers with enterprise-level service like MPLS. Explore the map below to compare how many options residents have on a granular level, or check our speed data to see how local ISPs compare in real-world speed tests.
Internet Statistics 2021
6.2% of consumers in Oxford100 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, Iowa
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|South Slope||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||95.0%|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||43.3%|
|Windstream||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||88.6%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||4.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Sharon Telephone Company||100 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||1m 21s||8.7%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||11.9%|
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 Caps in Oxford
Many Internet providers have been moving to impose data "plans" to their residential broadband plans recently. This trend is certainly true for the Oxford market, with Internet companies such as Mediacom featuring plans with data caps. It's not a large concern for the majority of residents, but may affect users that stream a large amount of high-def content. Data caps on cable packages are generally in the neighborhood of one Terabyte. This is a problem for fewer than one percent of Internet users. Mediacom Cable customers in Oxford should verify data caps before signing up.
Compare Oxford to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Oxford||12.9 Mbps||14||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +521.5 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +135.9 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +147.7 Mbps )||15 ( +1 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +156.6 Mbps )||23 ( +9 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +149.2 Mbps )||8 ( -6 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|