How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Sheldon, North Dakota
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Internet Access in Sheldon, North Dakota
The Sheldon area has two main Internet options: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. Their network offers download speeds as high as 35 Mbps and coverage for near one hundred percent of the population. As for HughesNet, they provide Satellite, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the area.
The information on this page is primarily sourced from FCC filings. Data is cross-validated using privatized data sources to output more useful resources than governmental websites. Address availability information isn't always available. Data about speeds and pricing of current broadband plans is sourced by our research and analysis team, who gather tens of thousands of data points annually. There are a total of 106 plans in Sheldon since 2014, with 29 Internet packages currently marketed.
In terms of network technologies installed the area, we see that the most prevalent wired Internet connection options are Satellite and Fiber, with virtually one hundred percent and 99.38% respectively. Fiber is composed of future-proofed fiber-optic cables composed of tiny, thin glass or plastic strands that can deliver Internet data using light. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to to copper connections in the "last mile." Coaxial technology can hamper performance, but are almost always better than regular cable/DSL.
MLGC provides a common second choice to the primary providers, serving Sheldon with 99 percent local coverage and a top speed of 5,000 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only option for Internet service in Sheldon. fixed wireless companies like Dickey Rural Networks can offer 20 Mbps or more over direct wireless technology.
To summarize, most Sheldon residents have 2 choices for Internet. For North Dakota, this is around average. Sheldon is the 115th most connected city in terms of the amount of broadband competition at local addresses.
Internet Statistics 2022
99.4% of consumers in Sheldon300 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 Sheldon, North Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Red River Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||1.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Sheldon
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.