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%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Zap, North Dakota
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.
Internet Statistics 2021
49.9% of consumers in Zap200 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|
|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
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
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.
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
|West River Telecommunications Cooperative||Fiber||100%||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 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 )|