Internet providers in North Dakota
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Internet providers in North Dakota
As with many of the mid-western states, North Dakota has a lot of land and relatively few people. That generally translates to hit-or-miss internet coverage and speeds, but in the cities, at least, customers in North Dakota can find robust internet connections. Some “hometown” internet service providers offer 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps) or better download speeds.
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North Dakota internet at a glance
While some rural areas of North Dakota are lacking internet service, several cities have access to 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps) download speeds, with multiple companies offering it, and one company, BEK, claiming a 2.5 Gbps (2,500 Mbps) download speed in Valley City.
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96.3% of North Dakota homes have access to some kind of internet.
Cable – 82.04%
DSL – 78.86%
Fiber optic – 37.04%
Fixed Wireless – 31.47%
Fastest internet in North Dakota
The fastest internet connection possible will likely leave you most satisfied, as a fast connection means quicker results when downloading large files such as graphics. It also gives you the best streaming performance, with less (or no) buffering of movies and videos. And, online gaming demands a fast connection to be effective.
Providers using cable and fiber may offer download speeds up to 1 Gbps, and Valley City has the fastest available internet, 2.5 Gbps from BEK.
- BEK: 2,500 Mbps
- Sparklight: 1,000 Mbps
- Consolidated Communications: 1,000 Mbps
Cheapest internet in North Dakota
Some internet users won’t have a need to stream video and may simply want to send and receive email and similar, non-data heavy uses. If that’s the case, an inexpensive plan may do the job. Northern Skies offer plans starting at $29.95/mo. and Consolidated Communications has a $27.86/mo. plan. You’ll want to look for unexpected charges, such as installation, which may be waived with a contract, or a fee to purchase a satellite dish or fixed wireless antenna.
- Consolidated Communications: $27.86/mo.
- Northern Skies: $29.95/mo.
- Sparklight: $45/mo.
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 10/13/20.
Summary of North Dakota internet providers
Use the outline below to find the internet service providers in North Dakota that best suit your budget, speed preferences and availability:
|Provider||Starting price*||Download speed range||Tech||State availability|
|BEK Communications Co-op||$66.50/mo.||Up to 2,500 Mbps||Fiber||2.77%|
|Cable Services, Inc.||$31.99/mo.||Up to 100 Mbps||Cable||4.19%|
|Consolidated Communications||$27.86/mo.||Up to 1,000 Mbps||Cable, Fiber, Fixed Wireless||4.91%|
|CenturyLink||$49.00/mo.||Up to 940 Mbps||Fiber, DSL||59.28%|
|HughesNet||$59.99/mo.||Up to 25 Mbps||Satellite||100.00%|
|Northern Skies||$29.95/mo.||Up to 30 Mbps||Wireless||7.60%|
|Sparklight||$45.00/mo.||Up to 1,000 Mbps||Cable||25.07%|
|Viasat||$50.00/mo.||Up to 100 Mbps||Satellite||100.00%|
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