Internet Providers in Armour, South Dakota
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Residential Internet Statistics for Armour, SD
|Wired Internet Providers:||5|
|Average Speed Test Result:||17.79 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||1,000 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||25.09%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Armour, South Dakota
Internet Access in Armour, South Dakota
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the strongest coverage footprint in Armour. HughesNet is also widely available.
In terms of network technology being used around the Armour area, we see that the most common hardwired broadband Internet technology options are Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (96.81 percent coverage). Telephone companies usually offer DSL Internet service, because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," transmits digital information via phone lines. DSL underperforms when compared with all other major wired broadband technologies except dial-up.
Golden West Telecommunications provides an alternative, serving Armour with a maximum speed of 77 Mbps.
As of the latest FCC reports, 27.22 percent of Armour residents are limited to a single choice for wired Internet, or none at all.
The broadband coverage insights on the page below are based on a mix of government data and privatized data we collect directly from telecoms or via unlisted third parties. Statistics regarding speed averages is sourced primarily via M-Labs. Our in-house market researchers have hand-validated package pricing on 87 Internet offerings in Armour as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
27.2% of consumers in Armour300 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 Armour, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Midstate Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|Santel Communications||500 Mbps||Fiber||16s|
|Golden West Telecommunications||100 Mbps||DSL, Cable, and Fiber||1m 21s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||35 Mbps||Satellite||3m 54s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Armour, South Dakota
- Golden West Telecommunications - 96.8% Availability in Armour - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Midstate - 6.0% Availability in Armour - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Santel - 2.6% Availability in Armour - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Armour - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Armour - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Armour
Data from our researchers suggests that popular ISPs in Armour use data caps for their home broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue because users view caps as a strategy to discourage video streaming. Providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Armour
|Golden West Telecommunications||DSL, Cable, and Fiber||96.8%+||100 Mbps|
|Midstate Communications||Fiber||6.0%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Santel Communications||Fiber||2.6%+||500 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||35 Mbps|
|Golden West Telecommunications||DSL, Fiber, and Cable||100%||100 Mbps|
|Santel Communications||Fiber||4.2%+||500 Mbps|
Compare Armour to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Armour||17.8 Mbps||7||$0.42 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +331.3 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +89.3 Mbps )||18 ( +11 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +81.9 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +93.9 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.21 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +97.5 Mbps )||9 ( +2 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|