Internet Service Providers in Buffalo, North Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Buffalo, ND
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 10.8 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 41.43%

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 24 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 (formerly Exede).

Inter-Community Telephone Company as well as Midco also offer Internet service in Buffalo, although local speed test data suggests that Inter-Community Telephone Company may be more robust.

As is expected with a city of Buffalo'ssomewhat low level of broadband competition, the average speeds recorded within city limits fall below the state average. (10.8 Mbps, in contrast to North Dakota's 73.3 Mbps average in the past twelve months.)

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 (formerly Exede) 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 Company 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Buffalo, North Dakota

  • Inter-Community Telephone Company - 100.0% Availability in Buffalo - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Midco - 51.4% Availability in Buffalo - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Buffalo - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Buffalo - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Buffalo

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Buffalo is the 258th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Casselton, but behind West Fargo, Lisbon, Horace, 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 4,000 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.

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 8,000 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 and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Dickey Rural Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
Midco Cable and Fixed Wireless 51.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Copper 40.0%+ 3.0 Mbps
Midco Business Fixed Wireless and Cable 31.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Inter-Community Telephone Company Fiber 1.8%+ 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 10.8 Mbps 7 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +338.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +96.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +88.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +100.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +104.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )