Internet Service in North Dakota

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INTERNET ACCESS IN North Dakota

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

North Dakota Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
93%
93% BROADBAND COVERAGE
29%
29% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

31.7

17th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

93.5%

of North Dakotans have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

91.6%

of North Dakotans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

72.3%

of North Dakotans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.0%

of North Dakotans have access to wireline service.

41.8%

of North Dakotans have access to fiber-optic service.

69.0%

of North Dakotans have access to cable service.

70.7%

of North Dakotans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of North Dakotans have access to mobile broadband service.

48.0%

of North Dakotans have access to fixed wireless service.

Largest Competing Providers In North Dakota

Top 5 Fastest cities in North Dakota

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Neche93.8 MBPS8 Providers
2.Mercer86.8 MBPS7 Providers
3.Zahl77.2 MBPS7 Providers
4.Golden Valley70.3 MBPS7 Providers
5.Sheldon64.1 MBPS8 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in North Dakota

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Cable ONE38.3 MBPS
SRT Communications25.7 MBPS
702 Communications22.2 MBPS
Consolidated Communications13.8 MBPS
CenturyLink7.1 MBPS

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, North Dakota Broadband has been awarded $3,664,087 in federal grants for North Dakota's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $10,781,157, accounting for 0.3% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in North Dakota.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 78.8% to 95.2% of North Dakotans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 92 internet providers in North Dakota.
  • There are 45,000 people in North Dakota without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 178,000 people in North Dakota that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 21,000 people in North Dakota don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

North Dakota CITIES

Average speed over time
Belcourt99.7%6 providers
Bismarck99.4%12 providers
Devils Lake99.3%8 providers
Dickinson100.0%10 providers
Fargo99.6%16 providers
Grafton80.0%9 providers
Grand Forks91.8%13 providers
Jamestown99.0%9 providers
Mandan91.7%9 providers
Minot96.5%8 providers
Minot Afb98.6%7 providers
Rugby100.0%8 providers
Valley City99.1%11 providers
Wahpeton82.6%10 providers
West Fargo99.2%14 providers
Williston94.9%8 providers
Last Updated on 11/13/2018.

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