Internet Providers in Richardton, North Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Richardton, ND
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 48.89 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0%

Internet Access in Richardton, North Dakota

Richardton offers 6 residential Internet providers, or 10 when including business and mobile operators. Consumers have access to 5 choices for wired broadband ("wired" meaning technologies like cable, DSL, and fiber).

The plans listed on this page are collected manually by our data analysis staff. The 24 Internet packages displayed are the most current out of 93 broadband packages we've seen in Richardton to date.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

39.51 percent of Richardton is still left with one or fewer choices for broadband-level Internet services. Beyond these underserved blocks, the average resident has 2-3 Internet providers available. Areas with better competition usually get lower pricing and higher speeds, since providers will improve service to win customers.

Fiber Internet is the best Internet option for the average household in Richardton. All Internet providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber-optic connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Richardton, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
West River Telecommunications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Consolidated Telcom 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Richardton, North Dakota

  • Consolidated - 98.4% Availability in Richardton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Midco - 56.6% Availability in Richardton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • West River Telecommunications Cooperative - 5.5% Availability in Richardton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Richardton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Richardton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Richardton

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Richardton is the 77th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Hettinger, New Salem, Hazen, and Beulah, but behind Dickinson.

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

Approximately 55 people in Stark 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: 100% of people living in Richardton 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 60% of Richardton 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 Stark 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 in Richardton

Data collected by our researchers shows that common providers currently place a limit on data use on home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because subscribers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers maintain that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which can use one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Richardton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Telcom Fiber and Fixed Wireless 98.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Midco Cable 56.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
West River Telecommunications Cooperative Fiber 5.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Fiber 87.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Midco Business Cable 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Richardton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Richardton 48.9 Mbps 6 $0.17 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +300.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +58.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +50.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +62.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +66.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )