Wahpeton, North Dakota Broadband Internet Service

There are a total of 5 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Wahpeton, 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 Wahpeton:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Red River RuralFiber, wireless1000 Mbps1000 Mbps100.0%
2Midcontinent CommunicationsCable, wireless1000 Mbps20 Mbps94.1%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber60 Mbps5 Mbps20.1%

Wahpeton 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 Wahpeton 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 Wahpeton of 15.74 Mbps are faster than the Richland County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for North Dakota.


Wahpeton Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Wahpeton is 51.47 Mbps based upon 12584 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 56.4% of Richland County residents

  • Cable internet is available to 91.8% of the Wahpeton population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 49.5% of Richland County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Wahpeton residents

  • There are 5 residential internet providers in Wahpeton, ND providing service to at least 15% of the city


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 Wahpeton 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 Red River Rural as the top provider for Wahpeton, North Dakota.

How do the internet speeds in Wahpeton compare to other cities in North Dakota?

Click through to see how the Wahpeton broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Hillsboro, Kenmare, Mandan, Mapleton, Minot Afb, New Rockford, New Salem

What is Mbps?

Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.

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 locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Wahpeton, North Dakota?

The following zip codes were used: 58074, 58075 and 58076

Who has the fastest internet service in Wahpeton?

Red River Rural and Midcontinent Communications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Wahpeton.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Wahpeton - CenturyLink.

What is an internet data cap?

Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.

Wahpeton 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
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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