Internet Providers in Bowbells, ND

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bowbells, ND
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $116.75

Internet Access in Bowbells, North Dakota

Information below is calculated from the twice-annual FCC provider coverage reporting. We leverage direct reporting from providers to further validate that information. Plane and pricing information is collected manually through our data analysis division. Locally, we've aggregated 87 broadband plans in and near Bowbells. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 85 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Most Bowbells households have 2 providers with service at that location. This is a high level of market competition. It results in two ISPs competing so far as prices. This Internet access isn't distributed evenly, however. In fact, a surprising 98.68 of residents still have only one option for broadband access.

Wireless Internet connections such as satellite suffer from a variety of notable issues that make them not particularly ideal for broadband access. data limits present the biggest inconvenience.

Northwest Communications Cooperative is also a commonly available broadband choice for Bowbells, offering primarily Fiber service in virtually one hundred percent of Bowbells. Northwest Communications Cooperative is another alternative wireless service for practically one hundred percent of the area, although it has to have roof access or line of site with a Northwest Communications Cooperative access point.

According to the most recent FCC filings, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Bowbells as measured by coverage. These companies frequently cover the same addresses around Bowbells.

Internet Statistics 2021

500 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Bowbells, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Northwest Communications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Reservation Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bowbells, North Dakota

  • NCC - 99.6% Availability in Bowbells - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Reservation Telephone Cooperative - 1.3% Availability in Bowbells - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Bowbells - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Bowbells - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bowbells

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Bowbells is the 121st most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Tioga, but behind Stanley, Minot Afb, New Town, and Minot.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 8 people in Burke County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Bowbells have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

In Burke County, approximately 200 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps in Bowbells

Data from our researchers shows that top ISPs use data caps on residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since customers view them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting". Providers insist that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is streaming services, which easily uses anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bowbells

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Northwest Communications Cooperative Fiber and Fixed Wireless 99.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Reservation Telephone Cooperative Fiber 1.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Northwest Communications Cooperative Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Copper 87.9%+ 3.0 Mbps
Reservation Telephone Cooperative Fiber 7.4%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Bowbells to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bowbells 35.5 Mbps 5 $1.05 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +379.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +83.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +80.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +91.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +92.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )