Thompson, North Dakota Broadband Internet Service
There are a total of 3 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Thompson, 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 Thompson:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Midcontinent Communications||Cable, wireless||1000 Mbps||20 Mbps||99.3%|
|2||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Thompson 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 Thompson which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
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 Thompson of 10.17 Mbps are faster than the Grand Forks County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for North Dakota.
Thompson Internet Access Facts
The average download speed in Thompson is 87.9% faster than the Grand Forks County average and 58.3% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Thompson is 10.17 Mbps. This is 18.7% faster than the Grand Forks County average and 12.3% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 85.7% of Grand Forks County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 5.7% of Grand Forks County residents
The average internet download speed in Grand Forks County is 27.3 Mbps based upon 1216 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Thompson is 41.5% faster than the average in North Dakota and 58.3% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
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 Thompson 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 Midcontinent Communications as the top provider for Thompson, North Dakota.
Who has the fastest internet service in Thompson?
Midcontinent Communications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Thompson.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Thompson, North Dakota?
The following zip codes were used: 58278
How do the internet speeds in Thompson 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 Thompson, North Dakota?
Midcontinent Communications provides broadband internet service to 99.3% of Thompson.
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 Thompson 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 Thompson, North Dakota.
Thompson 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