How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Zap, North Dakota
Most Popular Internet Providers in Zap, North Dakota:
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Internet Access in Zap, North Dakota
Viasat Internet 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 86 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 2022
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||Availability|
|West River Telecommunications Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||100.0%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Zap
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.
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.
Compare Zap to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Zap||62.8 Mbps||4||$0.55 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +482.8 Mbps )||21 ( +17 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +98.5 Mbps )||20 ( +16 )||$0.35 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +118.1 Mbps )||19 ( +15 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +123.8 Mbps )||26 ( +22 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +116.3 Mbps )||10 ( +6 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|