Internet Providers in Turtle Lake, ND

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Residential Internet Statistics for Turtle Lake, ND
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $67.09

Internet Access in Turtle Lake, North Dakota

Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Turtle Lake. HughesNet is also commonly available.

Since FCC data is tallied up twice a year and only published six months after, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

West River Telecommunications Cooperative is another commonly available broadband choice in Turtle Lake, offering primarily Fiber connections with coverage in practically one hundred percent of the area.

35.98 percent of Turtle Lake residents are cut off from choice for true broadband Internet service. This is not a shock, since competition between Internet providers is low. Locations in the local area usually have 1-2 choices for broadband service, accounting for the entire community.

When it comes down to choosing an broadband provider, fiber is the top-performing choice around Turtle Lake, for most customers. All broadband providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.

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 Turtle Lake, North Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
West River Telecommunications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Turtle Lake, North Dakota

  • West River Telecommunications Cooperative - Fiber - 100.0% Availability in Turtle Lake - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Midco - Cable - 64.0% Availability in Turtle Lake - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Turtle Lake - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Turtle Lake - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Turtle Lake

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Turtle Lake is the 253rd most connected city in North Dakota ahead of Beulah, but behind Harvey, Garrison, Washburn, and Hazen.

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 McLean 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 Turtle Lake 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.

Approximately 64% of Turtle Lake residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In McLean 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 Cap Issues in Turtle Lake

Data collected by our researchers suggests that popular providers in the area use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because customers view them as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers insist data caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is streaming video, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Turtle Lake

Provider Type Coverage Speed
West River Telecommunications Cooperative Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Midco Cable 64.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Fiber 81.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Midco Business Cable 1.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Turtle Lake to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Turtle Lake 86.2 Mbps 4 $0.63 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +329.2 Mbps ) 16 ( +12 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +32.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +30 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +41.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +41.4 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )