North Dakota Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

North Dakota Internet Facts in 2022

  • North Dakota currently ranks 13th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly zero in ten North Dakota residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that five in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,862 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

North Dakota, with 95.4% of people having access to 100Mbps broadband, ranked 13th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Adams 100%
Bowman 100%
Cavalier 100%
Eddy 100%
Emmons 100%
Foster 100%
Hettinger 100%
Kidder 100%
LaMoure 100%
Logan 100%
Lowest
Golden Valley 2.44%
Billings 55.56%
Steele 81.57%
Traill 84.19%
Walsh 84.60%
McKenzie 86.38%
Bottineau 88.10%
Richland 89.63%
Grand Forks 91.51%
Renville 93.64%

North Dakota, with 94.5% of people having access to 1G broadband, ranked 4th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in North Dakota

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 84%
  • Without: 16%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 84%
  • Cellular data only: 10%
  • Satellite: 5%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 5%
  • 18-64: 7%
  • 65+ adults: 9%

  • <$20,000: 37%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 18%
  • $75,000+: 6%

  • Black: (Unavailable)
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 12%
  • Asian: (Unavailable)
  • Mixed race: (Unavailable)
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9%
  • White: 7%

  • Employed: 7%
  • Unemployed: 9%

  • Less than high school: 11%
  • Some college or associate degree: 9%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 5%

Internet Speed in Top North Dakota Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Fargo 97.0 MBPS 19 Providers
Bismarck 116.9 MBPS 14 Providers
Grand Forks 92.1 MBPS 15 Providers
Minot 154.5 MBPS 10 Providers
West Fargo 190.7 MBPS 17 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in North Dakota

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 100.0%
Barnes 98.3%
Benson 99.6%
Billings 72.7%
Bottineau 94.7%
Bowman 100.0%
Burke 99.4%
Burleigh 97.7%
Cass 96.2%
Cavalier 100.0%
Dickey 99.8%
Divide 98.5%
Dunn 99.3%
Eddy 100.0%
Emmons 100.0%
Foster 100.0%
Golden Valley 87.3%
Grand Forks 94.3%
Grant 96.9%
Griggs 100.0%
Hettinger 100.0%
Kidder 100.0%
LaMoure 100.0%
Logan 100.0%
McHenry 99.9%
McIntosh 100.0%
McKenzie 86.5%
McLean 96.5%
Mercer 100.0%
Morton 99.4%
Mountrail 97.4%
Nelson 100.0%
Oliver 100.0%
Pembina 100.0%
Pierce 100.0%
Ramsey 100.0%
Ransom 99.3%
Renville 99.0%
Richland 92.8%
Rolette 100.0%
Sargent 100.0%
Sheridan 100.0%
Sioux 97.9%
Slope 99.5%
Stark 99.4%
Steele 81.6%
Stutsman 98.5%
Towner 100.0%
Traill 85.7%
Walsh 92.9%
Ward 96.3%
Wells 100.0%
Williams 97.9%

Internet Providers By City in North Dakota

Alexander 92.4% 9 providers
Anamoose 100.0% 8 providers
Beach 93.5% 6 providers
Belcourt 100.0% 8 providers
Belfield 78.0% 11 providers
Berthold 99.9% 8 providers
Beulah 100.0% 7 providers
Bismarck 97.6% 14 providers
Bottineau 90.9% 11 providers
Bowdon 100.0% 10 providers
Bowman 100.0% 9 providers
Buffalo 58.6% 11 providers
Cando 100.0% 10 providers
Carrington 100.0% 7 providers
Casselton 95.3% 11 providers
Cavalier 100.0% 9 providers
Center 100.0% 10 providers
Cooperstown 100.0% 9 providers
Crary 100.0% 6 providers
Crosby 100.0% 6 providers
Davenport 65.6% 11 providers
Devils Lake 100.0% 11 providers
Dickinson 100.0% 12 providers
Drayton 98.6% 8 providers
Dunseith 100.0% 10 providers
Edgeley 100.0% 9 providers
Edinburg 100.0% 7 providers
Edmore 100.0% 7 providers
Elgin 99.7% 8 providers
Ellendale 100.0% 9 providers
Enderlin 99.4% 9 providers
Epping 99.6% 9 providers
Fairmount 100.0% 9 providers
Fargo 97.9% 19 providers
Fessenden 100.0% 7 providers
Fingal 64.3% 12 providers
Finley 99.1% 8 providers
Flasher 100.0% 8 providers
Fordville 100.0% 9 providers
Forman 100.0% 9 providers
Fort Ransom 100.0% 8 providers
Fort Totten 100.0% 6 providers
Fort Yates 99.7% 8 providers
Gackle 100.0% 10 providers
Garrison 95.6% 10 providers
Glenburn 100.0% 9 providers
Grafton 92.8% 8 providers
Grand Forks 98.2% 15 providers
Gwinner 100.0% 6 providers
Halliday 100.0% 10 providers
Hankinson 100.0% 11 providers
Harvey 100.0% 10 providers
Hatton 61.0% 10 providers
Hazelton 100.0% 8 providers
Hazen 100.0% 9 providers
Hebron 100.0% 9 providers
Hettinger 100.0% 7 providers
Hillsboro 98.5% 9 providers
Hoople 100.0% 10 providers
Hope 99.7% 11 providers
Horace 90.7% 11 providers
Jamestown 99.2% 11 providers
Kenmare 94.6% 7 providers
Killdeer 99.9% 9 providers
Kindred 81.0% 12 providers
Lakota 100.0% 9 providers
Lamoure 100.0% 7 providers
Langdon 100.0% 9 providers
Leeds 99.9% 8 providers
Lidgerwood 100.0% 10 providers
Linton 100.0% 8 providers
Lisbon 100.0% 9 providers
Maddock 100.0% 8 providers
Mandan 99.3% 12 providers
Mapleton 82.8% 10 providers
Mayville 85.8% 11 providers
Mcclusky 100.0% 8 providers
Mcville 100.0% 9 providers
Menoken 100.0% 9 providers
Milnor 100.0% 9 providers
Minnewaukan 100.0% 8 providers
Minot 95.9% 10 providers
Mohall 100.0% 7 providers
Mooreton 98.8% 11 providers
Mott 100.0% 8 providers
Munich 100.0% 7 providers
Napoleon 100.0% 9 providers
New Rockford 100.0% 10 providers
New Salem 100.0% 10 providers
New Town 97.2% 8 providers
Northwood 76.8% 10 providers
Oakes 99.6% 6 providers
Oberon 100.0% 6 providers
Page 70.7% 9 providers
Park River 100.0% 8 providers
Parshall 95.1% 7 providers
Plaza 91.0% 7 providers
Powers Lake 100.0% 7 providers
Ray 100.0% 8 providers
Richardton 100.0% 10 providers
Rolette 100.0% 10 providers
Rolla 100.0% 7 providers
Rugby 100.0% 10 providers
Saint Thomas 100.0% 8 providers
Sheyenne 100.0% 6 providers
Solen 99.0% 8 providers
South Heart 99.6% 11 providers
Stanley 99.7% 8 providers
Stanton 100.0% 9 providers
Steele 100.0% 8 providers
Strasburg 100.0% 6 providers
Surrey 100.0% 7 providers
Tioga 100.0% 6 providers
Tolna 100.0% 7 providers
Underwood 100.0% 9 providers
Valley City 100.0% 12 providers
Wahpeton 90.6% 12 providers
Washburn 100.0% 10 providers
Watford City 96.3% 9 providers
West Fargo 99.2% 17 providers
Westhope 100.0% 8 providers
Williston 97.4% 10 providers
Wilton 100.0% 9 providers
Wimbledon 100.0% 13 providers
Wishek 100.0% 6 providers
Wyndmere 100.0% 9 providers
Zap 100.0% 7 providers