Internet Providers in Portal, ND

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Residential Internet Statistics for Portal, ND
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $103.08

Internet Access in Portal, North Dakota

Satellite infrastructure and DSL are prevalent broadband varieties in Portal, featuring close to one hundred and 94.89 percent coverage within city limits.

The broadband coverage information on this page is sourced via FCC filings. Data is validated against privatized databases and direct provider reporting to output more accurate listings than is available from the FCC directly. Address-level data isn't available for all providers. Speed and pricing data is generated by our research team, who gather thousands of plans each year. We've analyzed 80 Portal Internet plans since 2014. There are 26 Internet or bundled plans currently marketed.

Midstate Telephone Company is an alternative to the primary providers. They offer 94 percent local availability and a top speed of 50 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only way to get Internet access in Portal. For example, fixed wireless outfits such as Northwest Communications Cooperative can achieve 8 Mbps over wireless hardware.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most likely Internet provider in Portal. They are accessible for close to one hundred percent of Portal. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, providing virtually one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest Internet plan we've seen for HughesNet in Portal is 25 megabits per second.

To summarize, the average Portal resident has 2 options for Internet. This is around the norm for North Dakota. Portal is the 62nd most connected city as measured by the density of broadband availability per resident.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Portal, North Dakota

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Portal, North Dakota

  • Midstate Telephone Company - 94.9% Availability in Portal - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Northwest Communications Cooperative - 5.1% Availability in Portal - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Reservation Telephone Cooperative - 2.0% Availability in Portal - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Portal - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Portal - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Portal is the 62nd most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Williston, New Town, and Tioga, 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 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.

Fiber Availability: 98% of people living in Portal 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.

Approximately 95% of Portal residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Portal

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Midstate Telephone Company DSL and Fiber 94.9%+ 50 Mbps
Northwest Communications Cooperative DSL, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless 8.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Reservation Telephone Cooperative Fiber 2.0%+ 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 31.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Reservation Telephone Cooperative Fiber 2.1%+ 1,000 Mbps