Watford City, ND High Speed Internet Service

There are a total of 3 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Watford City, 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 Watford City:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1ReservationDSL, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps100.0%
2ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
3HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Watford City 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 Watford City which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Watford City are compared to McKenzie County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to North Dakota overall?
Average download speeds in Watford City of 51.21 Mbps are faster than the McKenzie County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for North Dakota.

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Watford City Internet Access Facts

  • Cable internet is available to 0.0% of McKenzie County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 66.3% of McKenzie County residents

  • The average internet download speed in McKenzie County is 39.58 Mbps based upon 4504 samples taken in the past year

  • The average download speed in Watford City is 41.3% faster than the average in North Dakota and 58.1% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Watford City is 54.27 Mbps. This is 39.6% faster than the McKenzie County average and 367.8% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 96.1% of Watford City residents

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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 Watford City 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 Reservation as the top provider for Watford City, North Dakota.

Who has the fastest internet service in Watford City?

Reservation with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Watford City.

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

The following zip codes were used: 58854

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

Click through to see how the Watford City broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Casselton, Cooperstown, Dickinson, Jamestown, Washburn, Williston, Wishek

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 Watford City, North Dakota?

Reservation provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Watford City.

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 Watford City 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
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Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Watford City - Reservation.




Watford City 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.


DISH

  • 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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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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Sling

  • 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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