Internet Providers in Sheldon, ND

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sheldon, ND
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 5,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $108.68

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 101 plans in Sheldon since 2014, with 24 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 2,000 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 119th most connected city in terms of the amount of broadband competition at local addresses.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Sheldon, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
MLGC 5,000 Mbps Fiber 1s 99.4%
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

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Sheldon is the 119th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Valley City and Casselton, but behind West Fargo, Horace, and Lisbon.

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

Approximately 6 people in Ransom 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 Sheldon 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 Ransom County, approximately 31 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.

Compare Sheldon to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sheldon 98.4 Mbps 6 $0.78 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +436 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +50.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +62.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +71.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +63.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )