Internet Providers in Fort Yates, North Dakota
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Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Yates, ND
|Wired Internet Providers:||2|
|Average Speed Test Result:||96.9 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||1,000 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||0.28%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Fort Yates, North Dakota
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 51 Internet plans in and near Fort Yates in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 94 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 (formerly Exede) 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
19.8% of consumers in Fort Yates400 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 and DSL||8s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||35 Mbps||Satellite||3m 54s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fort Yates, North Dakota
- West River Telecommunications Cooperative - 99.7% Availability in Fort Yates - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Fort Yates - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Fort Yates - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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. Looking at 94 speed tests reported over the past year at addresses within two miles of Sitting Bull College campus, performance averages are close to 96.9 Mbps — far above the lowest connection speed needed for streaming video and interfacing with cloud or communication platforms.
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
|West River Telecommunications Cooperative||Fiber and DSL||99.7%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||35 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||96.9 Mbps||4||$0.12 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +252.2 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +10.2 Mbps )||18 ( +14 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +2.8 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +14.8 Mbps )||21 ( +17 )||$0.21 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +18.4 Mbps )||9 ( +5 )||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|