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Fargo, ND internet providers

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CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL78%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic3.716%
Sparklight $30 15 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
MIDCO - 150 - 1,000 MbpsCable78%
VAL-ED Joint Venture L.L.P. - -DSL25%
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Fargo internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Fargo 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 Fargo area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Fargo residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 11% of those living in Fargo.

There are eight internet providers serving the Fargo area, and 99.34% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Fargo's eight internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Fargo

The largest internet providers in Fargo are CenturyLink, Sparklight, and Consolidated Communications bringing DSL and cable options to Fargo.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Fargo residents, covering 78% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Sparklight, which covers 100% of the area. Fargo’s third most-available internet provider, Consolidated Communications, offers DSL to around 16% of Fargo residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

78%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Fargo covering 78% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Fargo 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fargo, $42.00.

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 Fargo, $2.47.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Fargo. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fargo's providers, 274 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider
Sparklight
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Sparklight offers broadband to all households in Fargo covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Sparklight start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fargo, $42.00.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fargo, $2.47.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sparklight offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Fargo. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fargo's providers, 274 Mbps.

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Consolidated Communications DSL internet

Provider

Consolidated Communications

Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

16%

DSL from Consolidated Communications offers broadband to a limited number of households in Fargo covering 16% of the area.

DSL internet from Consolidated Communications uses telephone lines in Fargo 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 Consolidated Communications start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fargo, $42.00.

Consolidated Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fargo, $2.47.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Fargo. These download speeds are available to 16% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fargo's providers, 274 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Fargo and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Fargo at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Fargo at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Fargo residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Sparklight is the fastest internet provider in Fargo with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Fargo. The next fastest internet provider in Fargo is MIDCO, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 78% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Fargo with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fargo, $42.00.

VAL-ED Joint Venture L.L.P. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Fargo, covering 7.856% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Fargo and is available to 3.716% of households.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.