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Internet providers in Bismarck, ND

1. T-Mobile Home Internet
44% available in Bismarck
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps

Order online and get a $200 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to T-Mobile Home Internet.

2. CenturyLink
19% available in Bismarck
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
20Mbps

Order online, Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps for $55/mo

3. Hughesnet
99% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

4. Viasat
99% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
5. Northern Skies Wireless
39% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
30Mbps
6. Midco
79% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Hughesnet
99% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

2. Viasat
99% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
3. Zayo Group
26% available in Bismarck
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Northern Skies Wireless
39% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
30Mbps
5. Ooma
50% available in Bismarck
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
6. Dakota Carrier Network
78% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Midco
79% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Bismarck
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Bismarck
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Verizon Wireless
33% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. AT&T Wireless
99% available in Bismarck
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Bismarck

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Bismarck area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$80.12/mo

Average speed
132.5 Mbps

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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.

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Average download speed
132.48 Mbps

Average upload speed
50.84 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
46.81 ms

Average jitter
26.84 ms

 

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Summary of Bismarck internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
CenturyLink DSL 20 Mbps 3.4/5 View Plans for CenturyLink
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
Northern Skies Wireless Fixed Wireless 30 Mbps N/A View Plans for Northern Skies Wireless
Midco Cable 1000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Midco

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.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Bismarck

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on internet providers in Bismarck.

Midco

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Devin T | 02-06-2023

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The ONLY thing I can say is that they have decent customer service. Otherwise, they will manipulate their pricing and squeeze every dollar they can out of you. I've had their internet for a year and I can say it has been ridiculously slow; the only way I could hit 200mb/s is when I had things plugged in with ethernet. Also, be aware they will eliminate the lower service options and require you to "upgrade" intermittently for a quick money grab.

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Midco

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Devin T | 02-06-2023

Verified User

The ONLY thing I can say is that they have decent customer service. Otherwise, they will manipulate their pricing and squeeze every dollar they can out of you. I've had their internet for a year and I can say it has been ridiculously slow; the only way I could hit 200mb/s is when I had things plugged in with ethernet. Also, be aware they will eliminate the lower service options and require you to "upgrade" intermittently for a quick money grab.

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