Internet providers in Grand Forks, ND

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

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Top high-speed internet providers in Grand Forks

The largest internet providers in Grand Forks are CenturyLink, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing DSL 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 satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Grand Forks’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Grand Forks 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 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Grand Forks, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Grand Forks, $5.89.

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 slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Grand Forks's providers, 43 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, $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 Grand Forks, $5.89.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Grand Forks's providers, 43 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 Grand Forks covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. 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 ViaSat, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Grand Forks, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Grand Forks, $5.89.

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 Grand Forks. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Grand Forks's providers, 43 Mbps.

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Grand Forks, ND internet providers

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Provider
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%
InvisiMax Inc. - - Wireless 14%
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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 $49/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Grand Forks, $53.00.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

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.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.