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Internet Service in South Dakota

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INTERNET ACCESS IN South Dakota

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

South Dakota Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
78.2%
78.2% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
63.2%
63.2% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

35.6

37th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

89.4%

of South Dakotans have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

83.4%

of South Dakotans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

61.9%

of South Dakotans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.2%

of South Dakotans have access to wireline service.

31.9%

of South Dakotans have access to fiber-optic service.

67.4%

of South Dakotans have access to cable service.

77.4%

of South Dakotans have access to DSL service.

Largest Competing Providers In South Dakota

Coverage by County in South Dakota

County Name% Broadband Coverage
Aurora69.3%
Beadle85.5%
Bennett90.6%
Bon Homme66.8%
Brookings97.9%
Brown90.7%
Brule100.0%
Buffalo100.0%
Butte95.9%
Campbell76.0%
Charles Mix34.9%
Clark77.0%
Clay78.1%
Codington87.4%
Corson82.8%
Custer62.5%
Davison94.8%
Day72.4%
Deuel97.8%
Dewey73.6%
Douglas82.4%
Edmunds92.8%
Fall River92.0%
Faulk92.7%
Grant73.6%
Gregory91.6%
Haakon90.7%
Hamlin70.1%
Hand74.6%
Hanson83.0%
Harding100.0%
Hughes94.9%
Hutchinson99.7%
Hyde100.0%
Jackson74.2%
Jerauld100.0%
Jones54.2%
Kingsbury71.5%
Lake90.2%
Lawrence90.7%
Lincoln91.1%
Lyman78.5%
McCook76.5%
McPherson77.9%
Marshall96.4%
Meade88.5%
Mellette60.7%
Miner100.0%
Minnehaha98.5%
Moody69.6%
Pennington95.6%
Perkins98.7%
Potter100.0%
Roberts79.5%
Sanborn100.0%
Shannon70.6%
Spink70.4%
Stanley92.0%
Sully100.0%
Todd64.0%
Tripp90.6%
Turner61.1%
Union86.0%
Walworth99.0%
Yankton86.2%
Ziebach98.1%

Top 5 Fastest cities in South Dakota

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Garretson344.2 MBPS11 Providers
2.Flandreau149.5 MBPS11 Providers
3.Langford84.6 MBPS6 Providers
4.Chancellor80.7 MBPS10 Providers
5.Wessington Springs74.7 MBPS7 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in South Dakota

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Mediacom Cable69.2 MBPS
CenturyLink19.9 MBPS
Golden West Telecommunications19.9 MBPS
Rise Broadband4.8 MBPS
SpeedConnect2.6 MBPS

GOV'T FUNDING

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 109 internet providers in South Dakota.
  • There are 84,000 people in South Dakota without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 222,000 people in South Dakota that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 23,000 people in South Dakota don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

South Dakota CITIES

Average speed over time
Aberdeen98.1%7 providers
Belle Fourche94.2%8 providers
Black Hawk99.0%9 providers
Box Elder94.4%10 providers
Brandon96.9%9 providers
Brookings100.0%11 providers
Canton87.4%12 providers
Custer81.1%7 providers
Dell Rapids87.7%11 providers
Eagle Butte84.7%6 providers
Harrisburg90.3%10 providers
Hartford96.7%10 providers
Hot Springs89.5%5 providers
Huron91.3%9 providers
Lead90.9%7 providers
Madison88.8%11 providers
Milbank86.0%8 providers
Mission68.7%5 providers
Mitchell92.6%8 providers
Mobridge100.0%7 providers
North Sioux City99.1%15 providers
Pierre94.6%12 providers
Pine Ridge93.6%6 providers
Rapid City97.5%11 providers
Sioux Falls98.9%16 providers
Sisseton98.6%7 providers
Spearfish97.1%9 providers
Sturgis91.5%10 providers
Tea96.8%11 providers
Vermillion85.2%8 providers
Watertown90.8%11 providers
Winner86.8%5 providers
Yankton94.2%9 providers
Last Updated on 2/6/2020.