Internet providers in Grand Forks, ND

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Grand Forks, ND internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL74%
Midcontinent Communications $49.95 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 5 MbpsSatellite100%
InvisiMax $49.95 10 - 25 MbpsWireless14%
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Grand Forks internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Grand Forks residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Grand Forks, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Grand Forks area, and 90.15% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Grand Forks's five internet providers, prices start at $45 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Grand Forks

The largest internet providers in Grand Forks are CenturyLink, Midcontinent Communications, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Grand Forks.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Grand Forks residents, covering 74% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Midcontinent Communications, which covers 99% of the area. Grand Forks’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Grand Forks residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

74%

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks, $50.98.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Grand Forks, $3.40.

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 Grand Forks. These download speeds are available to 74% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Grand Forks's providers, 231 Mbps.

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Midcontinent Communications cable internet

Provider

Midcontinent Communications

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Midcontinent Communications offers broadband to all households in Grand Forks covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Midcontinent Communications start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Grand Forks, $50.98.

Midcontinent Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Grand Forks, $3.40.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Midcontinent Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Grand Forks. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Grand Forks's providers, 231 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 Grand Forks covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks, $50.98.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Grand Forks, $3.40.

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 Grand Forks. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Grand Forks's providers, 231 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Midcontinent Communications is the fastest internet provider in Grand Forks with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Grand Forks. The next fastest internet provider in Grand Forks is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 74% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in Grand Forks with plans starting at $45/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Grand Forks, $50.98.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.