Best Park River Internet Service Providers
There are a total of 3 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Park River, 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 Park River:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Polar Communication Mutual Aid||Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Park River ND Internet Access Options
More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Park River which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Park River compare to Walsh County? The average speed in Park River is 34.4 Mbps which is faster than Walsh County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the North Dakota average of 36.25 Mbps.
Park River Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Park River is 24.57 Mbps. This is 103.7% faster than the Walsh County average and 111.8% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 41.7% of Walsh County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 41.8% of Walsh County residents
The average internet download speed in Walsh County is 24.48 Mbps based upon 69216 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Park River is 5.1% slower than the average in North Dakota and 6.2% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Park River is 34.4 Mbps based upon 2648 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 Park River 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 Polar Communication Mutual Aid as the top provider for Park River, North Dakota.
Who has the fastest internet service in Park River?
Polar Communication Mutual Aid with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Park River.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Park River, North Dakota?
The following zip codes were used: 58270
How do the internet speeds in Park River 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 Park River, North Dakota?
Polar Communication Mutual Aid provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Park River.
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 Park River 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 Park River, North Dakota.
Park River 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