Internet Providers in Devils Lake, North Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Devils Lake, ND
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 35.48 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0%

Internet Access in Devils Lake, North Dakota

The average Devils Lake census block has access toan average of 2.87 telecom providers. As a result, the majority of households in the city will have at least 2 choices so far as Internet, and it is easier for residents to change services when dissatisfied with a company.

Taking a look at network technologies offered within the city, we see that the most frequently available hardwired broadband Internet connection options are Satellite (near one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (practically one hundred percent coverage). DSL Internet service is delivered via phone lines, and is sold by companies such as North Dakota Telephone Company that own copper phone lines. The twisted and bundled copper construction of telephone wires allows for a lower bandwidth ceiling compared to newer wire types such as cable and several times less than fiber.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) offers the widest availability for Devils Lake residents. They are accessible for near one hundred percent of Devils Lake addresses. HughesNet is the most common second choice, serving virtually one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite service. The fastest plan advertised by HughesNet in Devils Lake is 25 megabits per second.

North Dakota Telephone Company is a common alternative, serving Devils Lake with practically one hundred percent local availability and a maximum speed of 25 Mbps. There are 3 providers in Devils Lake with enterprise and business/smb technologies like point-to-point connectivity or custom fiber loops. Our listings include every provider with business packages advertised on their website, although some providers can connect both home and business-class Internet.

Internet coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on government data from the FCC and privatized data collected directly from ISPs or through unlisted third parties. Average statistics about speed averages is sourced via M-Labs, which is the speed test utility shown within BroadbandNow as well as Google and Chrome search results. Our researchers have manually aggregated pricing on 125 Internet plans for Devils Lake as of 2021.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Devils Lake with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Devils Lake is the 68th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of New Rockford, Carrington, and Langdon, but behind Harvey and Fort Totten.
  • The fastest zip code in Devils Lake for February 2021 is 58301. (see all below).

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Devils Lake, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
North Dakota 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 Devils Lake, North Dakota

  • North Dakota Telephone Company - 100.0% Availability in Devils Lake - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Midco - 87.3% Availability in Devils Lake - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Devils Lake - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Devils Lake - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Devils Lake

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Devils Lake is the 68th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of New Rockford, Carrington, and Langdon, but behind Harvey and Fort Totten.

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 Devils Lake 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 100% of Devils Lake 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.

As of this month, 58301 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Devils Lake.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

Data Caps and Cord Cutting Around Devils Lake

Data from our research team shows that many of the popular providers in the area use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because subscribers see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers explain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the problem is the same: streaming video, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Devils Lake

Provider Type Coverage Speed
North Dakota Telephone Company DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Midco Cable 87.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Copper 57.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Midco Business Cable 6.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) Copper 0.0%+ -- Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 0.0%+ -- Mbps

Compare Devils Lake to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Devils Lake 35.5 Mbps 5 $0.67 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +313.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +71.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +64.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +76.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +79.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )