Internet providers in Bismarck, ND

1. CenturyLink
80% available in Bismarck
Connection:
HSI
Download speeds up to
20Mbps

Self installation available 

2. Viasat
99% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Midcontinent Communications
99% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Northern Skies Wireless
28% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
768Kbps
5. BEK Communications Cooperative
10% available in Bismarck
6. Fusion
3% available in Bismarck
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
7. Lynch Interactive Corporation
1% available in Bismarck
1. CenturyLink
91% available in Bismarck
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
20Mbps

Self installation available 

2. Viasat
99% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Midcontinent Communications
99% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Dakota Carrier Network
69% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Northern Skies Wireless
28% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
768Kbps
6. BEK Communications Cooperative
10% available in Bismarck
7. Fusion
3% available in Bismarck
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
8. Lynch Interactive Corporation
1% available in Bismarck
1. Verizon Wireless
Available in Bismarck
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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2. T-Mobile
Available in Bismarck
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Bismarck
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE

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How much internet speed do I need?

5+ Mbps

  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person

10+ Mbps

  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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What is the best internet provider in Bismarck?

Internet Provider Types in Bismarck


Cable

100%
Coverage


DSL

94%
Coverage


Fiber

1%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Bismarck


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

100%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

100%
Bismarck
83%
North Dakota
79%
USA

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Bismarck Residential Internet Coverage

Bismarck homes are some of the most expensive in the state of North Dakota. It's the second largest city in the state and home to both blue- and white-collar workers who are well-educated and work in administrative support and sales roles. They tend to be wealthy as well. In addition, there's a large population of Native American residents. Bismarck residents rely on their internet services to connect with the community and learn about opportunities in the area. Compared with just 83% of North Dakota, 100% of Bismarck residents have access to high-speed internet.

Midcontinent Communications is the only cable internet provider in the area, reaching 100% of homes. While CenturyLink reaches 93% of homes with DSL, they're not the only provider of the service. 3% of residents east of the Missouri River can get DSL from OrbitCom, Inc. A final option for 1% of residents is fiber optics from CenturyLink.

Businesses in Bismarck have greater access to fiber optics. 73% of commercial users can get fiber optics from Dakota Carrier Networks. Another option from Dakota Carrier Networks for 1% of businesses is copper wire.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Bismarck

Midcontinent Communications offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

BEK Communications Cooperative offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

Viasat offers internet at speeds up to 25 Mbps

CenturyLink offers internet at speeds up to 20 Mbps

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Summary of Bismarck internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
CenturyLink HSI 20 Mbps 2.0/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Midcontinent Communications Cable 1000 Mbps 3.5/5
Northern Skies Wireless Fixed Wireless 768 Kbps N/A
BEK Communications Cooperative Fiber 100 Mbps N/A
Fusion DSL 3 Mbps N/A
Lynch Interactive Corporation DSL 768 Kbps N/A

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

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