Internet Providers in Oshkosh, WI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Oshkosh, WI
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.26

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.

  • There are 19 internet providers in Oshkosh with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Oshkosh is the 3rd most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Neenah, Winneconne, Menasha, Larsen, and Omro.
  • The fastest zip code in Oshkosh for July 2021 is 54901. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 97.5%
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 Provider Competition Map For Oshkosh

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Oshkosh is the 3rd most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Neenah, Winneconne, Menasha, Larsen, and Omro.

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

Approximately 500 people in Winnebago 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.

Fiber Availability: 8% of people living in Oshkosh 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.

Approximately 98% of Oshkosh residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 54901 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Oshkosh.

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

In Winnebago 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.

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 )