Internet providers in Bismarck, ND

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Bismarck internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Bismarck is comparable to the rest of North Dakota - 99%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Bismarck area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Bismarck residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.380% of those living in Bismarck.

There are five internet providers serving the Bismarck area, and 94.34% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bismarck's five internet providers, prices start at $49 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Bismarck

The largest internet providers in Bismarck are CenturyLink, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing DSL and satellite options to Bismarck.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Bismarck residents, covering 74% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Bismarck’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Bismarck residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

74%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Bismarck covering 74% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Bismarck 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 CenturyLink start at $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bismarck, $53.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bismarck, $4.08.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Bismarck. These download speeds are available to 74% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bismarck's providers, 377 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Bismarck covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Bismarck where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Bismarck, $53.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bismarck, $4.08.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Bismarck. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bismarck's providers, 377 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

5 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Bismarck covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Bismarck where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for ViaSat, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bismarck, $53.00.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bismarck, $4.08.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Bismarck. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bismarck's providers, 377 Mbps.

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Bismarck, ND internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 2.375%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 100 Mbps DSL 74%
Midcontinent Communications - - Cable 99%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 5 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Bismarck with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.375% of households in Bismarck. The next fastest internet provider in Bismarck is Midcontinent Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 99% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in Bismarck with plans starting at $49/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bismarck, $53.00.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Bismarck, covering 2.375% of the city.

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Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.