Internet Service Providers in Rugby, North Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Rugby, ND
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 59.19 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0%

Internet Access in Rugby, North Dakota

The most commonly available network options within Rugby are Satellite lines followed by Fiber. FCC filings suggest Satellite has a near one hundred percent territory, compared to the 99.00 percent Fiber service. Fiber to the Building networks are prefered for transmitting data and offers faster download speed, although cable and DSL are almost always cheaper.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) or HughesNet are the main Internet options in Rugby.

Keep in mind that since FCC availability data is currently only collected biannually and only released six or more months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete. Our process incorporates coverage data directly from many providers to help reduce the delay.

The average Rugby home has 2-3 Internet providers to choose from. By North Dakota standards, this is a good amount of competition. It means most customers have at least two providers competing on pricing. This choice isn't universal, however. even in 2021, a surprising 8.87 of the local population still has only one option for true broadband service.

Aside from HughesNet and Viasat, North Dakota Telephone Company also serves Rugby with a recorded maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. See the map on this page to see broadband coverage on a granular level, or check the "Download Speeds" tab to see how Viasat compares to other Rugby options in speed tests.

  • There are 8 internet providers in Rugby with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Rugby is the 61st most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Dunseith, Belcourt, Bottineau, and Rolla, but behind Harvey.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Rugby: Orrin

Internet Statistics 2021



Rugby, ND

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 Rugby, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
North Dakota Telephone Company 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
SRT Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Rugby, North Dakota

  • North Dakota Telephone Company - 99.0% Availability in Rugby - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Midco - 71.9% Availability in Rugby - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • SRT - 1.1% Availability in Rugby - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Rugby - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Rugby - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Rugby

Rugby Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Rugby is the 61st most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Dunseith, Belcourt, Bottineau, and Rolla, but behind Harvey.

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

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Rugby 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 91% of Rugby 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.

Internet access in Rugby neighborhoods

We've compiled data and statistics about Broadband coverage in these communities in Rugby: Orrin.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Rugby

Provider Type Coverage Speed
North Dakota Telephone Company Fiber and DSL 99.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Midco Cable 71.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
SRT Communications Fiber 1.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Fiber 57.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Midco Business Cable 0.5%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Rugby to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Rugby 59.2 Mbps 6 $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +289.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +47.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +40.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +52.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +56.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )