Internet Providers in Kulm, North Dakota
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Residential Internet Statistics for Kulm, ND
|Wired Internet Providers:||1|
|Average Speed Test Result:||49.03 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||1,000 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||0%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Kulm, North Dakota
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 72 broadband plans in Kulm in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 19 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 (formerly Exede) 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
100.0% of consumers in Kulm500 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 (formerly Exede)||35 Mbps||Satellite||3m 54s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Kulm, North Dakota
- DRN - 100.0% Availability in Kulm - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Kulm - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Kulm - 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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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
|Dickey Rural Networks||Fiber and Fixed Wireless||100%||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||35 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||49 Mbps||4||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +300.1 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +58.1 Mbps )||18 ( +14 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +50.7 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +62.7 Mbps )||21 ( +17 )||$0.21 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +66.3 Mbps )||9 ( +5 )||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|