Internet Providers in Fairdale, North Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fairdale, ND
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 14.81 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0%

Internet Access in Fairdale, North Dakota

The average Fairdale household can get access to broadband service through 1 different providers.

The data on this page is primarily sourced from FCC reports specific to Fairdale. Then, it's validated through privatized data sources to create more accurate resources than is available from the FCC directly. Data on pricing and speeds of current Internet plans is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans every year. There are a total of 67 collected plans in Fairdale from 2014 to the present, with 19 Internet or bundled deals currently on the market.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most common option for Fairdale residents. practically one hundred percent of Fairdale census blocks can receive access to them. HughesNet is the most likely second option, providing close to one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Fairdale is 25 megabits per second download.

Polar Communications is a common second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Fairdale with near one hundred percent local coverage and a top speed of 1,000 Mbps.

When choosing an broadband provider, fiber is the top-performing choice available in Fairdale, for those who use the Internet daily. All broadband providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Fairdale, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Polar Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
United/Turtle Mountain Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fairdale, North Dakota

  • Polar - 100.0% Availability in Fairdale - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • United Turtle Mountain - 3.0% Availability in Fairdale - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Fairdale - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Fairdale - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fairdale

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Fairdale is the 88th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Cavalier, Park River, Grafton, and Langdon, but behind Devils Lake.

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

Approximately 300 people in Walsh 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 Fairdale 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 Walsh County, approximately 800 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 Around Fairdale

Data collected by our research team shows that some of the top ISPs use data caps for their residential broadband connections. Data caps are controversial since subscribers view them as a strategy to limit video streaming, while providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the problem is over-the-top streaming services, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fairdale

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Polar Communications Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
United/Turtle Mountain Communications Fiber 3.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Polar Communications Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Fiber 90.9%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Fairdale to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fairdale 14.8 Mbps 4 $0.31 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +334.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +92.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +84.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +96.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +100.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )