Internet Providers in Buffalo, ND

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Residential Internet Statistics for Buffalo, ND
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 2,500 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $83.95

Internet Access in Buffalo, North Dakota

Buffalo broadband coverage information listed here is based on FCC data. Then, we ensure the data is cross-validated against privatized records. Since 2014, we've analyzed 1,742 rows of governmental data about broadband availability within Buffalo. Currently, there is a lack of meaningful speed test data on Buffalo. Data is limited to 10 total speed test recordings in the last 12 month period. For this reason, you should make note of the providers' advertised download rates shown above for local providers such as Viasat Internet.

Midco as well as Inter-Community Telephone also offer Internet service in Buffalo, offering 51 percent and 51 percent coverage of the area.

Fiber and cable Internet have the highest availability of all Internet service types within the Buffalo area. Fiber Internet providers will usually stretch a fiber-optic cable for the full distance to a subscriber address, but in some service areas the fiber line may switch over to coax or ethernet wire in the street. Cable, on the other hand, uses coaxial cable TV lines to cover the "last mile" stretch near subscribers. Cable only uses fiber for data transit over long distances.

48.59 percent of Buffalo is still left with only one or zero Internet choices as of 2021. Outside these less connected blocks, the average Internet user will have 2-3 providers available. In most cases, areas with more competition usually see reduced prices as companies are incentivized to upgrade their services to earn customers.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option on the whole. They offer coverage reaching close to one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, has registered availability to approximately practically one hundred percent of local residents. The fastest speed advertised for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps. HughesNet offers packages up to 25 Mbps. As a rule, any speed above 10 megabits per second (Mbps) will be enough to view standard definition video on WiFi, but is likely to become problematic when multiple users try to use high-bandwidth apps like Skype and multiplayer gaming. Explore our coverage maps below to compare Internet options at the census block level in Buffalo.

Internet Statistics 2021

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

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Buffalo, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Inter-Community Telephone 2,500 Mbps Fiber 3s
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Inter-Community Telephone Company 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Buffalo, North Dakota

  • Inter-Community Telephone Company - DSL - 48.9% Availability in Buffalo - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Midco - Cable - 51.4% Availability in Buffalo - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Inter-Community Telephone - Fiber - 51.2% Availability in Buffalo - Speeds up to 2,500 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Buffalo - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Buffalo - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Buffalo

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Buffalo is the 228th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Casselton, but behind West Fargo, Horace, Lisbon, and Valley City.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Cass 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: 51% of people living in Buffalo 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.

Approximately 51% of Buffalo residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Cass County, approximately 6,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Buffalo

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Inter-Community Telephone Company DSL 48.9%+ 100 Mbps
Dickey Rural Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
Midco Cable 51.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Inter-Community Telephone Fiber 51.2%+ 2,500 Mbps
Midco Fixed Wireless 24.3%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Copper 41.9%+ 3.0 Mbps
Midco Business Fixed Wireless 32.5%+ 50 Mbps
Inter-Community Telephone Company Fiber 6.7%+ 2,500 Mbps
Midco Business Cable 1.9%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Buffalo to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Buffalo 16.3 Mbps 7 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +399.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +9 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +102.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +99.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +111.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +111.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )