Washburn, North Dakota Broadband Internet Service

There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Washburn, 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 Washburn:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1WRTFiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps100.0%
2Midcontinent CommunicationsCable1000 Mbps20 Mbps99.5%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%

Washburn 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

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Washburn are compared to McLean County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to North Dakota overall?
Average download speeds in Washburn of 64.72 Mbps are faster than the McLean County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for North Dakota.


Washburn Internet Access Facts

  • Cable internet is available to 98.3% of the Washburn population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 85.3% of McLean County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 74.0% of Washburn residents

  • There are 4 residential internet providers in Washburn, ND providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Washburn is 78.5% faster than the average in North Dakota and 99.8% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 7.0% of the McLean County population


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 Washburn 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 WRT as the top provider for Washburn, North Dakota.

Who has the fastest internet service in Washburn?

WRT and Midcontinent Communications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Washburn.

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

The following zip codes were used: 58425 and 58577

What is fiber internet service?

Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Washburn internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
Zero latency gaming

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

Click through to see how the Washburn broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Cooperstown, Ellendale, Rolla, Rugby, Tioga, West Fargo, Williston

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Washburn - WRT.

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 Washburn, North Dakota?

WRT provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Washburn.

Washburn 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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