Internet Providers in Fort Yates, ND

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Yates, ND
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 2
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $89.95

Internet Access in Fort Yates, North Dakota

Data below is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reporting. We leverage direct provider coverage reports and other private datasets to validate that data, down to the census block or lit address level. Plan, pricing, and other data is collected manually through our data team. Locally, we've aggregated 57 Internet plans in and near Fort Yates in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 48 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.

Zooming in on less fortunate areas in Fort Yates, data shows that as many as 400 people have only one or fewer options for wired Internet service.

Coverage from the two biggest companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Fort Yates.

West River Telecommunications Cooperative is currently one of the top three providers in Fort Yates by coverage area, available to near one hundred percent of residents.

When it comes down to choosing an broadband Internet provider, fiber is the top-performing choice in Fort Yates, for most customers. All broadband providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber-optic 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



Fort-Yates, ND

400 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 Fort Yates, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
West River Telecommunications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
West River Telecommunications Cooperative 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fort Yates, North Dakota

  • West River Telecommunications Cooperative - DSL - 80.2% Availability in Fort Yates - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
  • West River Telecommunications Cooperative - Fiber - 99.7% Availability in Fort Yates - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Fort Yates - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Fort Yates - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fort Yates

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Fort Yates is the 245th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Mobridge, Linton, and Mc Laughlin, but behind Mandan and Bismarck.

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

Approximately 86 people in Sioux 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 Yates 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 80% of Fort Yates 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 Sioux County, approximately 86 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.

Internet for Education in Fort Yates

Economic development studies regularly identify a large pattern between internet availability and improved education. At the college level, personal Internet access is almost a requirement as colleges such as Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates switch to web-based platforms to distribute out-of-class work. Conveniently for students living near campus, fiber has high availability with a practically one hundred% reported coverage in the zip code around Sitting Bull College. Fiber has strong availability with a practically one hundred% footprint in the area.

Data Cap Issues Around Fort Yates

Data collected by our researchers shows that top providers in the area currently place some sort of limit on data use for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked since subscribers view them as a strategy to discourage "cord cutting", while providers explain they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. Either way, the problem is streaming video, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fort Yates

Provider Type Coverage Speed
West River Telecommunications Cooperative DSL 80.2%+ 40 Mbps
West River Telecommunications Cooperative Fiber 99.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Copper 75.2%+ 3.0 Mbps

Compare Fort Yates to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fort Yates 124 Mbps 4 $1.04 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +291.4 Mbps ) 16 ( +12 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -5.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -7.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +3.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +3.6 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )