Internet Providers in Big Stone City, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Big Stone City, SD
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $61.47

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

900 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
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
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

Internet Provider Competition Map For Big Stone City

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Big Stone City is the 67th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Appleton, Dawson, Milbank, and Ortonville, but behind Madison.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Grant 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: 8% of people living in Big Stone City 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 Grant County, approximately 1,000 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 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

Provider Type Coverage Speed
RC Technologies Fixed Wireless 57.7%+ 20 Mbps
Midco Cable 44.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 15.2%+ 100 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
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 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 )