Internet Providers in Center, ND

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Residential Internet Statistics for Center, ND
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 2,500 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $67.09

Internet Access in Center, North Dakota

Center has 5 residential Internet providers, and 8 if you include business and mobile. Consumers have access to 5 broadband choices ("wired" meaning technologies like cable, DSL, and fiber).

Zooming in on less fortunate areas within Center, as many as 500 people are left with one or fewer choices for wired Internet.

Coverage from the two most common companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As you might predict, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

cable and fiber are the primary network types within the Center area. Fiber services will usually install a fiber line for the full distance to a customer's location, but in some neighborhoods the fiber line can switch to coax wireat a fiber terminal before actually reaching the residence. Cable broadband is built on copper-based television lines for the "last mile" distance to subscribers, only using fiber for data transit.

Coverage data on this page comes via FCC provider-reported data. Internet providers in Center are required to submit there coverage area data biannually. By leveraging direct relationships with ISPs, BroadbandNow is able to further verify this data against privatized data submitted by Internet providers directly. The speed averages displayed here are calculated based on real-world speed tests originating from the Center area in the M-Labs database. Some of the other datapoints and statistics presented here originate from NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration) and Census Bureau databases.

Internet Statistics 2021



Center, ND

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 Center, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
BEK Communications Cooperative 2,500 Mbps Fiber 3s
West River Telecommunications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Center, North Dakota

  • West River Telecommunications Cooperative - Fiber - 93.0% Availability in Center - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Midco - Cable - 51.3% Availability in Center - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • BEK Communications - Fiber - 9.8% Availability in Center - Speeds up to 2,500 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Center - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Center - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Center is the 187th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of New Salem, Hazen, and Beulah, but behind Mandan and Washburn.

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

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Center 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 54% of Center 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Center

Provider Type Coverage Speed
West River Telecommunications Cooperative Fiber 93.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Midco Cable 51.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
BEK Communications Cooperative Fiber 9.8%+ 2,500 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Copper 78.4%+ 3.0 Mbps
Midco Business Cable 1.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Center to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Center 62.7 Mbps 5 $0.63 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +352.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +56.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +53.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +64.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +64.9 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )