Internet Service Providers in Alexandria, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Alexandria, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 17.12 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0%

Internet Access in Alexandria, South Dakota

There are 5 ISPs in Alexandria marketing home service, and a total of 7 including smb, enterprise, and mobile providers.

Taking a look at network technology available around the area, we see that the most common wired broadband technology infrastructures are Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber (98.45 percent coverage). Fiber technology uses newer fiber-optic cables, which are composed of dense glass strands which can deliver digital data as light. Fiber network technology results in stronger speed, but in some cases may switch to older copper cables in the "last mile" near a subscriber. Copper-based last mile connections slow speeds, but they are still usually faster than regular cable/DSL.

The information on this page is primarily sourced from provider coverage reports. Data is confirmed against privatized databases and direct provider reporting to create more useful listings than governmental websites. Data on speed and pricing of listed Internet plans is generated by our data experts, who gather tens of thousands of data points each year. There are a total of 116 collected plans in Alexandria from 2014 to the present, with 21 Internet plans currently on the market.

99.5 percent of Alexandria residents (1,000 residents total) are limited to a single choice for home residential broadband, or in some rare cases, none at all.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widespread Internet option on the whole, covering practically one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, is available to approximately near one hundred percent of the population. The fastest download speed recorded for Viasat reaches 35 Mbps, while HughesNet offers packages up to 25 Mbps. In general, any speed above 10 Mbps will be enough for streaming SD video on WiFi, but is likely to become problematic for large households or bandwidth-intensive services like Google Hangouts and multiplayer gaming. Refer to the coverage map below to see Internet options at the census block level.

  • There are 6 internet providers in Alexandria with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Alexandria is the 253rd most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Parkston and Salem, but behind Mitchell, Parker, and Freeman.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Alexandria: Farmer

Internet Statistics 2021



Alexandria, SD

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Alexandria, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
TrioTel Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Santel Communications 500 Mbps Fiber 16s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Alexandria, South Dakota

  • TrioTel - 98.5% Availability in Alexandria - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Santel - 1.8% Availability in Alexandria - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Alexandria - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Alexandria - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alexandria

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Alexandria is the 253rd most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Parkston and Salem, but behind Mitchell, Parker, and Freeman.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 300 people in Hanson County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Alexandria have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

In Hanson County, approximately 500 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Internet access in Alexandria neighborhoods

To date, we've collected information about Internet access for these neighborhoods within Alexandria: Farmer.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Alexandria

Provider Type Coverage Speed
TrioTel Communications Fiber 98.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Santel Communications Fiber and Fixed Wireless 58.7%+ 500 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
TrioTel Communications Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Santel Communications Fiber 10.9%+ 500 Mbps

Compare Alexandria to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alexandria 17.1 Mbps 5 $0.63 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +332 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +90 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +82.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +94.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +98.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )