Internet Providers in Plaza, North Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Plaza, ND
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 53.36 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 9.49%

Internet Access in Plaza, North Dakota

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the strongest coverage footprint in Plaza. HughesNet is also a common option.

Plaza residents who are able to get any sort of Internet service are likely to overpay. The main reason is that areas with only one choice don't incentivize companies to lower pricing.

The packages shown above are manually collected by our research staff.

Due to the lack of Internet infrastructure, satellite and wireless broadband are the only services offering broad coverage for most addresses in Plaza and the surrounding area.

Outside of the Internet providers listed above, Reservation Telephone Cooperative is another option to consider. They have coverage in 73 percent of the Plaza area.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Plaza, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Reservation Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
SRT Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Plaza, North Dakota

  • Reservation Telephone Cooperative - 73.1% Availability in Plaza - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • SRT - 9.9% Availability in Plaza - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Plaza - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Plaza - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Plaza

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Plaza is the 59th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of New Town, Minot, and Garrison, but behind Stanley and Minot Afb.

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

Approximately 600 people in Mountrail 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.

Fiber Availability: 78% of people living in Plaza 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 Mountrail County, approximately 600 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 Plaza

Data collected by our research team suggests that common providers in the area place a limit on streaming for their residential broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers view them as a strategy to limit streaming services, while providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can eat up 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Plaza

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Reservation Telephone Cooperative Fiber and DSL 73.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
SRT Communications Fiber 9.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Reservation Telephone Cooperative Fiber and DSL 77.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Copper 100% 1,000 Mbps

Compare Plaza to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Plaza 53.4 Mbps 5 $0.23 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +295.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +53.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +46.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +58.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +61.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )