Internet Providers in Sterling, North Dakota

Most Popular Internet Providers in Sterling, North Dakota:

Showing 1 to 3 Providers

  • 1. 1. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 2. 2. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. BEK Communications
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    2500 Mbps
    Download
    1250 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 500-2500mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Standard installation and activation is waived.
    • Price Range: $96.5 - $136.5
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 1. 1. BEK Communications
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    2500 Mbps
    Download
    1250 Mbps
    Upload
    View BEK Communications Details
    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 500-2500mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $106.5 - $186.5
    • Contracts: 3 Years - 3 Years required
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Dakota Carrier Network
    92.5% Available
    92.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
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  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Sterling, North Dakota

The average Sterling household can get Internet service from 1 providers.

Taking a look at network technologies available across the city, the most widespread hardwired Internet connection options are Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber (practically one hundred percent coverage). Fiber infrastructure uses more modern Fiber-optical lines composed of thousands of glass strands that transmit Internet data using light. Some fiber connections switch to to copper connections in the "last mile." As a result, not all fiber connections offer "gigabit" speeds.

Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area in Sterling. They are accessible for virtually one hundred percent of Sterling. HughesNet is also a common option, providing close to one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. The fastest plan advertised by HughesNet for Sterling is 25 Mbps.

BEK Communications Cooperative is a common alternative. They offer virtually one hundred percent coverage and a maximum speed of 2,500 Mbps.

The Internet coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from governmental data from the FCC and privatized data we source directly from providers. Statistics regarding speed and performance data is sourced primarily from M-Labs, which is the speed test tool shown within our site as well as Google and Chrome queries. Our in-house market research team has hand-filed price on 58 Internet plans and bundles for Sterling as of 2021.

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 Sterling, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
BEK Communications Cooperative 2,500 Mbps Fiber 3s 100.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sterling

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Sterling is the 238th most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Fort Yates and Linton, but behind Mandan, Bismarck, and Washburn.

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

Approximately 300 people in Burleigh 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 Sterling 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 Burleigh 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 Caps and Cord Cutting Around Sterling

Data from our market researchers suggests that some of the popular ISPs use data caps for their home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since users view them as a tactic to discourage "cord cutting". Providers insist data caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the culprit is video streaming, which can use 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Sterling to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sterling 57.2 Mbps 3 $0.42 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +477.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +14 ) $0.48 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +91.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +103.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +12 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +112.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +20 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +104.9 Mbps ) 8 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )