Internet Providers in Zap, North Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Zap, ND
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 59.12 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0%

Internet Access in Zap, North Dakota

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Zap. HughesNet is also commonly available.

The information on this page is primarily sourced from provider coverage reports specific to Zap, and is validated through privatized databases and direct provider reporting to provide more useful results than is available from government websites. Information about speed and pricing of current Internet plans is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans each year. We've catalogued 80 Zap Internet plans since 2014, with 20 Internet deals currently on the market in the area.

Looking at network technologies offered in the area, we see that the most prevalent wired broadband Internet connection types are Satellite and Fiber, with near one hundred percent and virtually one hundred percent respectively. Fiber is built on future-proofed fiber-optic cables made of thousands of glass strands which deliver binary data using light. Some fiber connections switch to to copper connections in the "last mile." Copper technology can hamper performance, but they are still usually faster than cable or DSL.

49.89 percent of Zap residents (200 residents total) are limited to only one option for home broadband, or none.

Aside from the Internet providers detailed above, West River Telecommunications Cooperative is a third option for wired broadband in close to one hundred percent of the Zap area.

  • There are 7 internet providers in Zap with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Zap is the 315th most connected city in North Dakota behind Garrison, Washburn, New Salem, Hazen, and Beulah.
  • The fastest zip code in Zap for February 2021 is 58580. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Zap, 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 (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Zap, North Dakota

  • West River Telecommunications Cooperative - 100.0% Availability in Zap - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Midco - 50.1% Availability in Zap - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Zap - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Zap - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Zap

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Zap is the 315th most connected city in North Dakota behind Garrison, Washburn, New Salem, Hazen, and Beulah.

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

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Zap 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 50% of Zap 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.

As of this month, 58580 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Zap.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

Data Cap Issues in Zap

Data collected by our researchers shows that many of the top providers in Zap place a limit on streaming on home broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue because users view caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Zap

Provider Type Coverage Speed
West River Telecommunications Cooperative Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Midco Cable 50.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Dakota Carrier Network Copper 62.5%+ 3.0 Mbps
Midco Business Cable 0.4%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Zap to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Zap 59.1 Mbps 4 $0.16 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +290 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +48 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +40.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +52.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +56.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.25 ( + $0.00 )