Best Oakland Internet Service Providers

There are a total of 3 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Oakland, Pennsylvania and meet the minimum accepted broadband definition of 25 Mbps download speed. Our proprietary ranking calculation takes into account different aspects of useable download speed, upload speed and coverage area. For example, an increase of 100 Mbps download speed from 200 Mbps to 300 Mbps is much more significant for users than an increase from 1000 Mbps to 1100Mpbs. Also, for nearly all users download speed is much more important than upload speed. Our ranked ordering of internet service providers in Oakland:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings IICable1000 Mbps53 Mbps99.8%
2ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
3HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Oakland PA Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Oakland of 7.19 Mbps are faster than the Butler County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Pennsylvania.

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Oakland Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Oakland is 7.19 Mbps. This is 25.8% slower than the average in Pennsylvania and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Oakland is 26.1% faster than the Butler County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Oakland is 7.19 Mbps. This is 0.7% faster than the Butler County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 97.0% of Butler County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 9.4% of Butler County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Butler County is 25.62 Mbps based upon 242448 samples taken in the past year

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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 Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II as the top provider for Oakland, Pennsylvania.

How do the internet speeds in Oakland compare to other cities in Pennsylvania?

Click through to see how the Oakland broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Amity Gardens, Conneaut Lakeshore, East Washington, Fleetwood, Highland Park, Red Hill, Slatington

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 3 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Oakland, PA residents.

What is cable internet service?

Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.

What is Mbps?

Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.

What download speed do I need to stream movies?

For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.

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

The following zip codes were used: 15902, 15904, 16001, 16002, 16025, 16061, 16101, 16301, 16317, 16323, 16354 and 18847

Who has the fastest internet service in Oakland?

Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in 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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