Internet Providers in Kulm, ND

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Residential Internet Statistics for Kulm, ND
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 3
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $108.32

Internet Access in Kulm, North Dakota

Data on this page is based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage reporting. BroadbandNow also uses direct reporting from providers and other privatized data to further validate and enhance that data. Plan, pricing, and other data is collected by our data division. BroadbandNow has analyzed 78 broadband plans in Kulm in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 14 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.

Taking a look at the less developed neighborhoods in Kulm, our data shows that as many as 500 people are left with one (or zero) choices for broadband-level Internet service.

Fixed wireless is the top network option for many Kulm residents, and the only alternative to less ideal Internet services like satellite or LTE Internet. Current coverage data shows that 96.94 percent of of the population have access to fixed wireless.

Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

Aside from the Internet providers listed above, Dickey Rural Networks provides a third option for wired broadband in near one hundred percent of Kulm. Fixed wireless companies like Dickey Rural Networks are sometimes a good choice, but the incumbent wired providers usually offer a better value when it comes to speed.

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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 Kulm, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Dickey Rural Networks 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Kulm, North Dakota

  • DRN - Fiber - 100.0% Availability in Kulm - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Kulm - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Kulm - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Kulm

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Kulm is the 203rd most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Ipswich, but behind Lisbon, Oakes, Jamestown, and Ellendale.

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

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Kulm 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 Dickey County, approximately 9 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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Kulm

Data collected by our researchers shows that some of the common providers in Kulm currently use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since users view caps as a strategy for limiting streaming services, while providers explain that caps are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is over-the-top streaming, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Kulm

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Dickey Rural Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Dickey Rural Networks Fixed Wireless 96.9%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Fiber 73.6%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Kulm to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Kulm 57.4 Mbps 4 $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +358 Mbps ) 16 ( +12 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +61.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +58.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +70 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +70.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )