Best Oakland Internet Service Providers
Oakland, MD has a total of 5 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 5 internet service options in Oakland. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Oakland is Shenandoah. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Shenandoah||Cable||1000 Mbps||10 Mbps||99.8%|
|2||Declaration Networks Group||wireless||25 Mbps||10 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||Mountain Communications||Fiber||100 Mbps||100 Mbps||39.7%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Oakland MD 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:
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Oakland are compared to Garrett County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Maryland overall?
Average download speeds in Oakland of 32.48 Mbps are faster than the Garrett County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Maryland.
Oakland Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in Oakland is 32.48 Mbps based upon 44608 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 99.8% of the Oakland population
Fiber optic internet is available to 40.2% of Oakland residents
There are 5 residential internet providers in Oakland, MD providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Oakland is 31.4% faster than the Garrett County average and 0.2% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 75.4% of Garrett County residents
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 Shenandoah as the top provider for Oakland, Maryland.
Who has the fastest internet service in Oakland?
Shenandoah with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Oakland.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Oakland, Maryland?
The following zip codes were used: 21550
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.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Oakland compare to other cities in Maryland?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Oakland - Mountain Communications.
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, Maryland?
Declaration Networks Group 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.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages