Internet Providers in Oshkosh, WI
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Residential Internet Statistics for Oshkosh, WI
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$59.26|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Internet Access in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Oshkosh has only two major Internet service options to grapple with: coaxial cable (97.54% availability) and DSL (98.97% availability). Cable Internet is usually delivered by traditional cable TV providers using pre-existing copper coaxial television wires mounted on telephone poles. DSL is sent over phone wires. The vast majority of Oshkosh neighborhoods and addresses have access to both coaxial cable and DSL service from two or more companies.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
The packages displayed on this page are collected by hand through our research team.
Spectrum and AT&T Internet also provide Internet service in Oshkosh, with shared territory in some blocks.
Initialize our custom maps below to see broadband provider competition across specific neighborhoods. As of 2021, our data shows that the average census block in area has 4.19 or more Internet companies.
Internet Statistics 2021
2.1% of consumers in Oshkosh1,000 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 Oshkosh, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||96.3%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||26.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||1.8%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Northern Telephone and Data||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s||7.1%|
|TDS Telecom||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s||42.8%|
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Broadband for Education in Oshkosh
Economic development reports often spot a increasing pattern between internet availability and performance in schooling. Internet access is increasingly essential as colleges including University Of Wisconsin-Oshkosh switch to online platforms to share coursework. Looking at 10,615 speed tests reported over the past year at locations within 2 miles of University Of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus, performance averages are in the region of 169.03 Mbps — far above the lowest speeds needed for streaming video and interfacing with hosted or communication platforms.
Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Oshkosh
Data from our researchers shows that common providers in Oshkosh place some sort of limit on data use on residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue because customers view caps as a strategy to stop video streaming. Providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Oshkosh to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Oshkosh||139.1 Mbps||13||$0.53 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +395.3 Mbps )||17 ( +4 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +9.7 Mbps )||17 ( +4 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +21.5 Mbps )||15 ( +2 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +30.4 Mbps )||23 ( +10 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +23 Mbps )||8 ( -5 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|