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%

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

300 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

Internet Provider Competition Map For Armour

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Armour is the 210th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Wagner, Parkston, and Platte, but behind Lake Andes and Mitchell.

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

Fiber Availability: 13% of people living in Armour 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.

Approximately 73% of Armour residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Douglas County, approximately 300 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.

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

Provider Type Coverage Speed
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
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 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 )