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|
|1||Reservation||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
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:
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.
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
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?
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Watford City - Reservation.
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.
What is fixed wireless internet service?
Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 3 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Watford City, ND residents.
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 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.
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.
- 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