Internet Providers in Grand Forks, ND
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Residential Internet Statistics for Grand Forks, ND
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$56.59|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Grand Forks, North Dakota
Internet Access in Grand Forks, North Dakota
Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Grand Forks. HughesNet is also widely available.
Looking at the network technology types within Grand Forks, you essentially see two choices: cable (providers such as Midco) and DSL (think CenturyLink).
Keep in mind that since FCC data is collected biannually and only published six or more months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete.
Midco is another commonly available Internet choice for Grand Forks. They offer Cable service available to 96 percent of the area.
In summary, Internet coverage is far from perfect in Grand Forks. As it stands, only 4,000 Grand Forks locals have access to fewer than one providers.
- There are 13 internet providers in Grand Forks with 6 of those offering residential service
- Grand Forks is the 143rd most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Crookston, Grand Forks Afb, East Grand Forks, and Thompson, but behind Warren.
- The fastest zip code in Grand Forks for April 2021 is 58201. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
9.0% of consumers in Grand Forks4,000 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 Grand Forks, North Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit||940 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Grand Forks, North Dakota
- CenturyLink - DSL - 93.6% Availability in Grand Forks - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Midco - Cable - 96.8% Availability in Grand Forks - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 11.3% Availability in Grand Forks - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Grand Forks - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Grand Forks - 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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 Grand Forks
Economic development reports often spot a large correlation between broadband access and improved education. For education, personal Internet access is virtually a requirement as colleges such as move web-based platforms to share student work.
Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Grand Forks
Data from our market research team shows that top ISPs in Grand Forks use data caps for their home broadband plans. Data caps are disliked since subscribers view caps as a tactic to discourage video streaming, while providers insist they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the culprit is streaming services, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Grand Forks
|Midco||Fixed Wireless||44.3%+||50 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit||Fiber||11.3%+||940 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||50 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||DSL||99.7%+||100 Mbps|
|Midco Business||Fixed Wireless||99.8%+||50 Mbps|
|Midco Business||Cable||35.5%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Dakota Carrier Network||Fiber||35.3%+||1,000 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||Fiber||9.1%+||940 Mbps|
|Verizon Business||Copper||1.5%+||1.5 Mbps|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||Copper||0.4%+||-- Mbps|
|GTT Communications||Copper||0.4%+||-- Mbps|
|Syringa Networks||Fiber||0.1%+||100 Mbps|
Compare Grand Forks to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Grand Forks||99.2 Mbps||6||$0.74 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +316.2 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.54 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( +19.7 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( +17 Mbps )||14 ( +8 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +28.2 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +28.4 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Grand Forks
I have had service for many years. It works and service has been great.
Best cable company I have ever had
Midco has made great improvements in their products and offerings during the last 6 years we have been with them. For the price (not on contract) the internet speed is a great value. Their customer service staff and service technicians have always been great.