Internet Providers in Fort Ransom, North Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Ransom, ND
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 88.64 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0%

Internet Access in Fort Ransom, North Dakota

Information on BroadbandNow is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual coverage reports. We also use direct provider coverage reports to enhance the data down to the census block level. Plane and pricing data on this page is gathered by our market research team. Locally, we've found and verified 59 Internet deals in Fort Ransom since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 219 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Fixed wireless is the only Internet service option for many Fort Ransom residents, discounting Internet choices such as satellite broadband. Our data shows that near one hundred percent of Fort Ransom has coverage by fixed wireless.

Dickey Rural Networks is one of the top three providers in Fort Ransom, available to near one hundred percent of residents. Dickey Rural Networks is another company worth knowing about — while fixed wireless isn't as well-known as cable or DSL, it can provide an equivalent service quality in some cases.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

To summarize, Internet access isn't perfect in Fort Ransom, but the average home still has around 2 companies to choose from. Explore the interactive map below to discover which neighborhoods have broadband competition. For the time being, only 300 Fort Ransom locals have access to fewer than one providers.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Fort Ransom, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Dickey Rural Networks 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 Fort Ransom, North Dakota

  • DRN - 100.0% Availability in Fort Ransom - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Fort Ransom - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Fort Ransom - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fort Ransom

Fort Ransom Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Fort Ransom is the 160th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Jamestown, Valley City, and Casselton, but behind Lisbon and Oakes.

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

Approximately 6 people in Ransom 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 Fort Ransom 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 Ransom County, approximately 31 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 and Cord Cutting in Fort Ransom

Data collected by our research team shows that many of the popular ISPs in Fort Ransom place a limit on streaming on residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue because users view caps as a tactic to discourage video streaming, while providers explain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: video streaming, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Internet access in Fort Ransom neighborhoods

Fort Ransom coverage info is available for these neighborhoods: Englevale.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fort Ransom

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Dickey Rural Networks Fiber and Fixed Wireless 100% 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Fiber 83.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Fort Ransom to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fort Ransom 88.6 Mbps 4 $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +260.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +18.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +11.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +23.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +26.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )