- Oklahoma City is primarily served by Cox Cable Internet and AT&T DSL Internet.
- Both providers have been working to expand fiber coverage in recent years. While Oklahoma City is listed as a potential Google Fiber city, the current pause on Google Fiber expansion means that it likely won’t arrive anytime soon.
- The average speed recorded in Oklahoma City is 51.83 Mbps.
Best Residential Internet Providers
Cable Internet from Cox is our top pick for Oklahoma City, offering the best overall speeds, reliability, and availability. AT&T’s DSL service is a close runner up, and can even beat Cox on reliability in some neighborhoods.
Cox Communications - Top Pick
- Pricing: $1999 - $12999
- Max Down: 300 Mbps
- Max Up: 30 Mbps
Cox’s cable network offers some of the strongest overall speeds and performance in the area. Building on their background as a television provider, Cox offers competitively priced TV/Internet “double play” bundles that are a good fit for customers who value appointment television and premium entertainment options like HBO.
AT&T Internet - Runner Up
- Pricing: $5000 - $8000
- Max Down: 1,000 Mbps
- Max Up: 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Internet, formerly known as “U-Verse,” is one of the most common options for Internet service in the area, and for good reason — their speeds are more than enough to support streaming, and their TV options are flexible and affordable.
Residential Internet Providers Available in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City has a handful of smaller, less common options for home and apartment Internet access. Here is a table showing exactly which providers offer service to OKC addresses.
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|$5000+|| 97% |
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|$7995+|| 30% |
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Best Business Internet Providers
We picked this provider for offering the best combination of speed and price alongside critical business features like dedicated IP, on-call support, and symmetrical upload/download speeds.
Rise Broadband - Business Pick
- Max Down: 1,000 Mbps
- Max Up: 1,000 Mbps
Fixed Wireless is quickly transforming from an unknown technology to the forefront of enterprise connectivity solutions. Rise Broadband is at the cutting edge of this trend, and offers some of the most comprehensive and flexible wireless business services in the area.
Business Internet Providers Available in Oklahoma City
Business Internet has somewhat more availability for high speed options than residential broadband in Oklahoma City, thanks to smaller specialized providers. See this list below for a complete rundown on business options.
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|$5000+|| 100% |
|$8500+|| 65% |
|$6995+|| 30% |
|N/A|| 9% |
|N/A|| 3% |
Map of Broadband Internet Competition in Oklahoma City
As you can see in the interactive competition map below, OKC is really a “cable vs DSL” town. Sure, there are some limited fiber options and even fixed wireless, but most of us are stuck picking between cable from Cox or DSL from AT&T.
Provider Competition Map
Oklahoma City Internet Speed Overview
We’ve found the top speed in Oklahoma City to be around 126.37 Mbps. Meanwhile, the average speed accounting for all districts is 51.83 Mbps.
|Average Speed||90th Percentile Speed|
|51.83 Mbps||126.37 Mbps|
Average Residential download speeds within Oklahoma City
Top Factors to Consider When Shopping for Internet Service in Oklahoma City
Keep an eye on your Netflix habit — data caps that charge users for going overboard on Internet use are unfortunately common in the OK City area. Be sure to verify your specific data limit and fee details with any potential home Internet provider before signing up. Finally, consider a dedicated TV service or TV bundle if you watch a lot. Considering you have to pay for access to premium channels either way, it will likely save you money if you watch daily.
Early Termination Fees
Often, the best monthly pricing will come with multi-year contracts. These are a good deal, since the Internet provider can offer a lower monthly cost if they know you’ll stick around and make it worth their while. The problem comes if you need to move or switch service before the contract ends. Early termination fees can run into the hundreds of dollars, although competing providers in Oklahoma City have offered to “buy out” contracts for customers willing to sign a new multi-year contract with their services.
Oklahoma City Is a Potential Google City… but don’t hold your breath
Oklahoma City is marked on Google Fiber’s website as a potential Google Fiber city. Unfortunately, Google has been pausing and slowing down the expansion of Google Fiber networks. It’s not clear if Google will be able to continue with their plans of providing fiber Internet service in OK City in the long term. In the short term, the project is paused.
On the bright side, Google has been increasing fixed wireless gigabit service through Webpass, who they acquired in 2016. Millimeter wave wireless technology from Webpass can be a more flexible option for deploying high-speed affordable Internet. The technology is currently being deployed in test markets around the US, although it is mostly only available in units with 10 or more residents due to technical and cost constraints.
What the Future Holds for Oklahoma City Internet Options
The fact that Oklahoma City was seriously considered for Google Fiber is a good sign that city officials have a favorable pro-tech attitude. While public/private options don’t currently exist, it’s possible that they will evolve in the near future with sufficient support from local advocates and locals.
References and Footnotes
Ana De Castro
Ana De Castro cut her teeth as a SAP consultant for Deloitte during the original tech boom, and now works in a communications role in the telecom industry. When she isn’t explaining technical concepts to confused consumers, she enjoys traveling with her husband and two rambunctious kids.
James Webb is a tech and gadgets expert with a focus on educational content development. He draws on his background in the startup world to make complicated technologies and topics easy to understand for normal folks.