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Internet providers in Dickinson, ND

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CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.139%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 20 MbpsDSL98%
Consolidated Telcom - -Fiber-optic100%
Consolidated Telcom - -Cable98%
MIDCO - 150 - 200 MbpsCable77%
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Dickinson internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Dickinson 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 Dickinson area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of Dickinson residents. Cable 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 98% of those living in Dickinson.

There are five internet providers serving the Dickinson area, and 98.35% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Dickinson's five internet providers, prices start at $45 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Dickinson

The largest internet providers in Dickinson are CenturyLink, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to Dickinson.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Dickinson residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Dickinson’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Dickinson residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Dickinson covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Dickinson 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 $45/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Dickinson, $51.66.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dickinson, $2.58.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Dickinson. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Dickinson's providers, 350 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 Dickinson covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Dickinson 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 Dickinson, $51.66.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dickinson, $2.58.

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 Dickinson. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Dickinson's providers, 350 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

5 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Dickinson covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Dickinson 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 start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Dickinson, $51.66.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dickinson, $2.58.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Dickinson. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Dickinson's providers, 350 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Dickinson with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.139% of households in Dickinson. The next fastest internet provider in Dickinson is MIDCO, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 77% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in Dickinson with plans starting at $45/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Dickinson, $51.66.

Consolidated Telcom is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Dickinson, covering 100% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Dickinson and is available to 0.139% of households.

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%.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.