Internet Service Providers in Oakes, North Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Oakes, ND
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 52.41 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.41%

Internet Access in Oakes, North Dakota

Consumers have access to 8 Internet service providers (ISPs) in Oakes. 2 of these are mobile companies.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most common Internet options in Oakes.

Wireless internet services like satellite suffer from several notable problems, making wireless not particularly optimal for Internet service. Limited data use ("data caps") are the largest inconvenience, although fixed wireless data limits tend to be similar to those on wired DSL and cable plans.

We should note here that since FCC data is processed biannually and only made public six or more months after, availability shown in the results above might not reflect the latest network upgrades or regional changes.

To summarize, Oakes's broadband access is not high — most addresses will have about 2 providers available. 2,000 of local residents have only one option for wired broadband, or none at all — as can be seen by exploring the interactive ISP territory map below. (That's 99.59 percent of residents with a single source of Internet.) View the interactive map below to see how coverage varies between census blocks in the area, and compare speed test results between the most common providers.

  • There are 7 internet providers in Oakes with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Oakes is the 155th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Ellendale, Groton, and Britton, but behind Lisbon and Aberdeen.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Oakes: Ludden
  • The fastest zip code in Oakes for February 2021 is 58474. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021



Oakes, ND

2,000 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 Oakes, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Dickey Rural Networks 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Oakes, North Dakota

  • DRN - 99.6% Availability in Oakes - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Oakes - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Oakes - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Oakes

Oakes Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Oakes is the 155th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Ellendale, Groton, and Britton, but behind Lisbon and Aberdeen.

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

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Oakes 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.

As of this month, 58474 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Oakes.

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

In Dickey County, approximately 9 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.

Internet access in Oakes neighborhoods

Oakes Broadband data is available for the following specific communities: Ludden.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Oakes

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Dickey Rural Networks Fiber and Fixed Wireless 100% 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Fiber 77.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 0.0%+ -- Mbps

Compare Oakes to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Oakes 52.4 Mbps 4 $0.23 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +296.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +54.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +47.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +59.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +62.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )