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Internet Providers in Elgin, Oklahoma
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Internet Access in Elgin, Oklahoma
3-4 Internet providers are available for the average Elgin resident. This is actually a lot of choice compared with other cities. Robust competition of two or more providers in a city often results in lower pricing.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Elgin's primary wired Internet providers.
Looking at the broadband technologies within Elgin, there are essentially two primary options: cable (Southern Plains Cable, for example) and DSL (providers like TDS Telecom).
Rise Broadband is another common Internet option for Elgin. They offer primarily Fixed Wireless service available to 98 percent of the area.
The broadband access insights on the page below are calculated from a mix of public government data from the FCC and privatized data collected directly from ISPs or via private sources. Statistics regarding speed and performance data comes from M-Labs, which is the speed test utility shown within BroadbandNow as well as Google and Chrome queries. The BroadbandNow research team has manually collected price and plan details for 262 Internet offerings in the Elgin market to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
34.9% of consumers in Elgin1,000 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 Elgin, Oklahoma
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|TDS Telecom||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||79.8%|
|Southern Plains Cable||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||28.9%|
|Hilliary Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||21.1%|
|Southern Plains Cable||250 Mbps||Cable||32s||40.3%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||98.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|Pioneer Telephone Cooperative||35 Mbps||DSL||3m 54s||8.1%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Elgin
Data from our researchers shows that many of the common providers in the area use data caps for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are disliked since consumers see them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain data caps are a necessary strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: video streaming, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Elgin to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Elgin||57.6 Mbps||12||$0.82 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +476.8 Mbps )||17 ( +5 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +91.2 Mbps )||17 ( +5 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +103 Mbps )||15 ( +3 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +111.9 Mbps )||23 ( +11 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +104.5 Mbps )||8 ( -4 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Elgin
Excellent Local ISP
Medicine Park Telephone Company is doing an amazing job providing low latency, high throughput internet in places that only had access to low-quality DSL before. I always get within 5 Mbps of what I pay for, and I am extremely satisfied with my fiber to the home service. It is a small miracle to get this kind of service in a rural community, and I am extremely grateful for them supporting the community like they do.