Internet Providers in Tower City, North Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Tower City, ND
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 12.71 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 18.58%

Internet Access in Tower City, North Dakota

Consumers have access to 10 Internet service providers (ISPs) in Tower City. There are 3 LTE providers.

We should note that since FCC coverage data is collected twice annually and only made public six months after, availability listed in the results might not reflect the most recent network expansions or regional changes.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are currently Tower City's most common wired broadband options.

Wireless internet services like LTE suffer from a few big issues that make wireless far from preferable for Internet access. Data caps impose the biggest inconvenience, although it's worth noting fixed wireless data and streaming caps tend to be similar to those on wired DSL and cable plans.

To summarize, broadband coverage isn't perfect in Tower City, but the average home still has at least 2 providers to choose from. For now, only 300 Tower City residents are limited to fewer than one providers.

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 Tower City, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Inter-Community Telephone 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
BEK Communications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Tower City, North Dakota

  • Inter-Community Telephone - 66.5% Availability in Tower City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • BEK Communications - 5.6% Availability in Tower City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Tower City - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Tower City - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Tower City

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Tower City is the 289th most connected city in North Dakota behind West Fargo, Lisbon, Horace, Valley City, and Casselton.

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

Approximately 4,000 people in Cass 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: 72% of people living in Tower City 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 Cass County, approximately 8,000 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 in Tower City

Data collected by our researchers shows that many of the top providers place a limit on streaming for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because customers see them as a tactic for limiting streaming services, while providers insist that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming video, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Tower City

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Dickey Rural Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
Inter-Community Telephone Fiber and DSL 66.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
BEK Communications Cooperative Fiber 5.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Copper 17.1%+ 3.0 Mbps
Inter-Community Telephone Company Fiber 9.5%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Tower City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
0 Mbps 0
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +336.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +94.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +18 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +87 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +99 Mbps ) 21 ( +21 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +102.6 Mbps ) 9 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )