Internet providers in Fargo, ND

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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 $49 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Fargo

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Fargo residents, covering 78% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Fargo’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Fargo residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fargo, $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 Fargo, $4.08.

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 slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Fargo's providers, 90 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 Fargo covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Fargo 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 Fargo, $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 Fargo, $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 Fargo. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Fargo's providers, 90 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 Fargo covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Fargo 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 Fargo, $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 Fargo, $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 Fargo. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Fargo's providers, 90 Mbps.

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Fargo, ND internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 140 MbpsDSL78%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic3.716%
Cable One, Inc. - -Cable100%
Midcontinent Communications - -Cable78%
VAL-ED Joint Venture L.L.P. - -DSL25%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cable One, Inc. 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 Midcontinent Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 78% of the area.

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

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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.