Best Carrington Internet Service Providers
There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Carrington, North Dakota and meet the minimum accepted broadband definition of 25 Mbps download speed. Our proprietary ranking calculation takes into account different aspects of useable download speed, upload speed and coverage area. For example, an increase of 100 Mbps download speed from 200 Mbps to 300 Mbps is much more significant for users than an increase from 1000 Mbps to 1100Mpbs. Also, for nearly all users download speed is much more important than upload speed. Our ranked ordering of internet service providers in Carrington:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Dakota Central Telecommunications||Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||Midcontinent Communications||Cable||200 Mbps||20 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Carrington ND Internet Access Options
Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.
Broadband Internet Speeds
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Carrington of 15.98 Mbps are faster than the Foster County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for North Dakota.
Carrington Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Carrington is 15.98 Mbps. This is 36.7% faster than the Foster County average and 37.8% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 57.3% of Foster County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 100.0% of Foster County residents
The average internet download speed in Foster County is 35.83 Mbps based upon 1536 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Carrington is 31.2% faster than the average in North Dakota and 46.8% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Carrington is 47.57 Mbps based upon 1088 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Carrington residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Dakota Central Telecommunications as the top provider for Carrington, North Dakota.
Who has the fastest internet service in Carrington?
Dakota Central Telecommunications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Carrington.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Carrington, North Dakota?
The following zip codes were used: 58421
How do the internet speeds in Carrington compare to other cities in North Dakota?
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Carrington, North Dakota?
Dakota Central Telecommunications and Midcontinent Communications provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Carrington.
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
What download speed do I need to stream movies?
For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Carrington internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
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Is there DSL internet service near me?
Unlikely. Our records indicate there are no DSL providers that offer coverage to more than 15% of residents in Carrington, North Dakota.
Carrington Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages