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Internet Providers in South Heart, North Dakota
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Internet Access in South Heart, North Dakota
South Heart offers 8 residential Internet providers, and 11 if you include business and mobile services. There are 8 choices for wired broadband (Technologies like cable, DSL, and fiber).
In less fortunate neighborhoods within South Heart, as many as 100 people are left with one or fewer choices for broadband-level Internet.
cable and fiber have the highest availability of all technology types around the South Heart area. Fiber plans will usually stretch fiber lines the full distance to a subscriber address, but in some neighborhoods the fiber line can switch to coaxial cable before actually reaching the residence. Cable service uses copper-based TV infrastructure to cover the "last mile" journey. Cable only uses fiber for data transit over long distances.
Coverage from the most common companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.
Internet availability stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on government data from the FCC and privatized datasets collected directly from providers. Statistics regarding speed and performance averages is sourced primarily from M-Labs. The BroadbandNow market research team has manually filed package pricing on 199 Internet packages in the South Heart market as of 2022.
Internet Statistics 2022
31.8% of consumers in South Heart100 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 South Heart, North Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Consolidated Telcom||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||98.1%|
|Consolidated Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||2.1%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||21.7%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||21.7%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||4.3%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For South Heart
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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 South Heart
Data from our market research team suggests that some of the common providers in the area place some sort of limit on data use for their residential broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue because consumers view them as a strategy to stop streaming. Providers insist that data caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming, which can use 1–7GB per hour.
Compare South Heart to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|South Heart||303.1 Mbps||8||$0.51 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +242.5 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -141.8 Mbps )||20 ( +12 )||$0.35 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -122.2 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -116.5 Mbps )||26 ( +18 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -124 Mbps )||10 ( +2 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|