Internet Providers in Lignite, ND

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Residential Internet Statistics for Lignite, ND
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $124.8

Internet Access in Lignite, North Dakota

The average Lignite household has access to broadband service from 2 providers.

Northwest Communications Cooperative is the third largest wired broadband provider in Lignite according to coverage area, available to 97 percent of the area. Northwest Communications Cooperative is another company worth knowing about — while fixed wireless Internet isn't as well known as cable, it can provide an interchangeable service quality.

The broadband plans shown above are manually collected by our research division. We've gathered 77 plans in the area around Lignite, in total.

DSL from telephone companies is widely available in comparison with other types of wired broadband within Lignite since it uses phone lines to transmit digital data. The copper line reaches the subscriber from a utility pole, and you plug in a modem to the phone jack inside to enable your Wifi.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Lignite so far as coverage area. As the interactive maps below illustrate, the more common ISPs often overlap around Lignite.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Lignite, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Northwest Communications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Lignite, North Dakota

  • Northwest Communications Cooperative - 97.3% Availability in Lignite - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Lignite - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Lignite - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Lignite

Lignite Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Lignite is the 96th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Tioga, but behind Stanley, Minot Afb, Williston, and New Town.

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

Approximately 8 people in Burke 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.

In Burke County, approximately 200 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 Caps Around Lignite

Data collected by our market research team suggests that popular providers in the area currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because subscribers see caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers insist that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Lignite

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Northwest Communications Cooperative DSL, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless 100% 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Copper 100% 3.0 Mbps
Northwest Communications Cooperative Fiber 19.7%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Lignite to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Lignite 0.7 Mbps 5 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +414.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +118.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +115.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +126.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +126.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )