Internet providers in Oakland, NJ

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Oakland internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Oakland is comparable to the rest of New Jersey - 99%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Oakland area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Oakland residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 61% of those living in Oakland.

There are four internet providers serving the Oakland area, and 99.80% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Oakland's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 400 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Oakland

The largest internet providers in Oakland are Verizon and Optimum bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to Oakland.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Oakland residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 61% of the area. Oakland’s third most-available internet provider, Optimum, offers cable to around 100% of Oakland residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

150 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Oakland covering 99% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Verizon is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Oakland than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Oakland, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Oakland, $3.21.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 150 Mbps in Oakland. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Oakland's providers, 151 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

61%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Oakland covering 61% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Oakland to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Oakland, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Oakland, $3.21.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Oakland. These download speeds are available to 61% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Oakland's providers, 151 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

400 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in Oakland covering 100% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Oakland residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Optimum start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Oakland, $44.99.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Oakland, $3.21.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Oakland. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Oakland's providers, 151 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Oakland, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Oakland, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Oakland and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Oakland at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for Oakland at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Oakland residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Oakland, NJ internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 150 Mbps Fiber-optic 99%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 61%
Optimum $29.99/mo. 10 - 400 Mbps Cable 100%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in Oakland with download speeds up to 400 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Oakland. The next fastest internet provider in Oakland is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in Oakland with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Oakland, $44.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Oakland, covering 99% of the city.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.