Internet Providers in Sharon, North Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sharon, ND
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 0 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 2,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 4%

Internet Access in Sharon, North Dakota

As is common for less densely populated areas such as Sharon, fixed wireless and other wireless Internet technologies are the most common connectivity option. FCC records and our private datasets show no meaningfultrue wired broadband Internet network availability for residential purposes, but fixed wireless Internet is a decent replacement that is available to 84.44 percent of the area.

MLGC is another common Internet choice in Sharon. They offer Fiber service in 96 percent of the area. Midco offers an alternative wireless service to 84 percent of the area. Keep in mind that it needs roof access or line of site with a Midco tower or access point.

Since FCC coverage data is currently collected biannually and only published six months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete. Our process incorporates coverage and plan data directly from many major companies to help reduce the lag.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Sharon's primary wired broadband options.

For a detailed look at how broadband access changes throughout the area, explore the map below. The average amount of broadband competition is 1.84 companies in each census block. This low amount of competition leaves 96% of residents with only one provider, or no coverage at all.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Sharon, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
MLGC 2,000 Mbps Fiber 4s
Polar Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sharon, North Dakota

  • MLGC - 96.0% Availability in Sharon - Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
  • Polar - 4.0% Availability in Sharon - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Sharon - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Sharon - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sharon

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Sharon is the 158th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Grand Forks Afb, Thompson, and Hillsboro, but behind Larimore and Mayville.

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

Approximately 200 people in Steele 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: 96% of people living in Sharon 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 Steele County, approximately 300 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 Video Streaming in Sharon

Data collected by our market research team shows that top ISPs in Sharon use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue because consumers see them as a tactic to stop streaming services. Providers explain that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming video, which easily eats up 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sharon

Provider Type Coverage Speed
MLGC Fiber 96.0%+ 2,000 Mbps
Midco Fixed Wireless 84.4%+ 50 Mbps
Polar Communications Fiber 4.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Fiber 81.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Midco Business Fixed Wireless 57.3%+ 50 Mbps
Polar Communications Fiber 15.4%+ 1,000 Mbps