Best Oakland Internet Service Providers

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 5 choices for service in Oakland, IA that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Oakland by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1FrontierDSL115 Mbps7 Mbps100.0%
2Future Technologieswireless100 Mbps10 Mbps100.0%
3Western Iowa Wirelesswireless50 Mbps5 Mbps88.4%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Oakland IA Internet Access Options

When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Oakland have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Oakland are compared to Pottawattamie County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Iowa overall?
Average download speeds in Oakland of 30.55 Mbps are faster than the Pottawattamie County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Iowa.

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Oakland Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Pottawattamie County is 19.85 Mbps based upon 146800 samples taken in the past year

  • The average download speed in Oakland is 5.8% faster than the average in Iowa and 5.7% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Oakland is 4.99 Mbps. This is 11.7% slower than the Pottawattamie County average and 57% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 0.0% of the Oakland population

  • DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Oakland residents

  • DSL internet is available to 68.3% of the Pottawattamie County population

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Internet Access Technologies

DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Oakland residents who have access to each of these technology types.


Internet Service FAQs

Who has the best internet service near me?

Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Frontier as the top provider for Oakland, Iowa.

Who has the fastest internet service in Oakland?

Frontier with a download speed of 115 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Oakland.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Oakland, Iowa?

The following zip codes were used: 51560

What is fiber internet service?

Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Oakland internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
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How do the internet speeds in Oakland compare to other cities in Iowa?

Click through to see how the Oakland broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Ackley, Bondurant, Estherville, Gowrie, Harlan, Sac City, Shell Rock

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Oakland, Iowa population.

What is DSL internet service?

DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Oakland, Iowa?

Frontier and Future Technologies provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Oakland.




Oakland Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services

Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.


DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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