Internet Providers in Big Stone City, SD
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Residential Internet Statistics for Big Stone City, SD
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$61.47|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Big Stone City, South Dakota
Internet Access in Big Stone City, South Dakota
Zooming in on broadband service technologies, cable Internet is currently the primary high-speed network type within Big Stone City limits. It is the only high speed Internet option for most all blocks in Big Stone City.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As you might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Big Stone City.
The packages displayed on this page are manually gathered by our research team. The 28 packages displayed are the most current out of 180 broadband packages we've gathered in Big Stone City to date.
Midco is one of the top three providers in Big Stone City, available to 44 percent of local addresses. RC Technologies is also a common option. While fixed wireless Internet isn't as well-known as cable, it it offers similar speed and quality.
For more info, explore the map below and use the zoom tools to navigate. You'll find that the average density of market availability is 1.26 companies in each census block. This leaves 93.49 percent of residents with only one option, or no coverage at all.
Internet Statistics 2021
93.5% of consumers in Big Stone City900 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 Big Stone City, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Farmers Mutual Telephone Company||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit||940 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Big Stone City, South Dakota
- Midco - Cable - 44.7% Availability in Big Stone City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- CenturyLink - DSL - 15.2% Availability in Big Stone City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 6.5% Availability in Big Stone City - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Farmers Mutual Telephone Company - Fiber - 1.9% Availability in Big Stone City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Big Stone City - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Big Stone City - 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.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 Cord Cutting in Big Stone City
Data collected by our research team suggests that popular ISPs currently place a limit on streaming on home broadband packages. Data caps are disliked because customers view them as a tactic to limit streaming. Providers explain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming video, which easily uses anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Big Stone City
|RC Technologies||Fixed Wireless||57.7%+||20 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit||Fiber||6.5%+||940 Mbps|
|Farmers Mutual Telephone Company||Fiber||1.9%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||50 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||Fiber||31.2%+||20 Mbps|
|Farmers Mutual Telephone Company||Fiber||18.0%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Midco Business||Cable||16.9%+||1,000 Mbps|
Compare Big Stone City to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Big Stone City||49.6 Mbps||7||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +365.8 Mbps )||16 ( +9 )||$0.70 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( +69.3 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( +66.6 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +77.8 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +78 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.37 ( $0.00 )|