Internet Providers in Scranton, North Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Scranton, ND
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 26.24 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0%

Internet Access in Scranton, North Dakota

The average census block in Scranton is serviceable by, on average, 2.46 companies. So, the majority of households within city limits will have at least 2-3 options so far as Internet, and residents can switch service if they are dissatisfied with a particular company.

The packages listed here are collected individually through our data science team. The 21 Internet plans displayed above are the most recent of 86 broadband plans we've collected in Scranton to date.

cable and fiber have the highest availability of all network options in Scranton. Fiber plans generally stretch a fiber-optic cable the full distance to a subscriber address. In some cases it may switch to a coaxial wire in the street. Cable uses coaxial cable TV lines to cover the "last mile" distance to customers. Cable only uses fiber for data transit over long distances.

Coverage from the biggest companies, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Scranton.

Besides the Internet options detailed above, Consolidated Telcom is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in near one hundred percent of the Scranton area. Fixed wireless providers like Consolidated Telcom are worth considering, but the main wired providers are usually a stronger deal when it comes to speed and pricing.

  • There are 7 internet providers in Scranton with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Scranton is the 200th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Bowman, Lemmon, and Baker, but behind Dickinson and Hettinger.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Scranton: Gascoyne

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 Scranton, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Consolidated Telcom 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 Scranton, North Dakota

  • Consolidated - 100.0% Availability in Scranton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Midco - 46.8% Availability in Scranton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Scranton - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Scranton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Scranton

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Scranton is the 200th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Bowman, Lemmon, and Baker, but behind Dickinson and Hettinger.

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

Approximately 5 people in Slope 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 Scranton 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 47% of Scranton 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 Slope County, approximately 5 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 Scranton

Data from our researchers shows that many of the top providers in Scranton use data caps on residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue lately because subscribers view caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the problem is over-the-top streaming services, which easily uses anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Internet access in Scranton neighborhoods

Scranton coverage info is available in the following communities: Gascoyne.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Scranton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Telcom Fiber and Fixed Wireless 100% 1,000 Mbps
Midco Cable 46.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Fiber 70.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Midco Business Cable 1.3%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Scranton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Scranton 26.2 Mbps 5 $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +322.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +80.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +73.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +85.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +89.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )