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.
92%
92% BROADBAND COVERAGE
30%
30% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

27.1

18th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

92.9%

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

90.2%

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

67.8%

of North Dakotans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.3%

of North Dakotans have access to wireline service.

40.6%

of North Dakotans have access to fiber-optic service.

67.4%

of North Dakotans have access to cable service.

70.6%

of North Dakotans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of North Dakotans have access to mobile broadband service.

48.5%

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.Valley City63.8 MBPS11 Providers
2.West Fargo53.4 MBPS14 Providers
3.Grand Forks48.8 MBPS12 Providers
4.Williston40.8 MBPS9 Providers
5.Wahpeton33.2 MBPS10 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in North Dakota

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
BEK Communications Cooperative41.9 MBPS
Cable ONE33.0 MBPS
702 Communications20.3 MBPS
North Dakota Telephone Company17.8 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 94.4% of North Dakotans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 99 internet providers in North Dakota.
  • There are 49,000 people in North Dakota without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 180,000 people in North Dakota that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 25,000 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
Bismarck97.2%12 providers
Devils Lake99.3%7 providers
Dickinson100.0%10 providers
Fargo99.0%18 providers
Grafton79.9%10 providers
Grand Forks93.6%12 providers
Jamestown98.3%9 providers
Mandan91.0%8 providers
Minot92.6%8 providers
Minot Afb83.3%8 providers
Rugby100.0%8 providers
Valley City99.9%11 providers
Wahpeton81.2%10 providers
West Fargo98.6%14 providers
Williston94.9%9 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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