Internet Providers in Bison, South Dakota
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Residential Internet Statistics for Bison, SD
|Wired Internet Providers:||2|
|Average Speed Test Result:||12.46 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||60 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||0.58%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Bison, South Dakota
Internet Access in Bison, South Dakota
Data on BroadbandNow is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reporting. We also use direct provider coverage reports to further validate and enhance that information. Plane and pricing information is collected manually through our data science team. To date, we've analyzed and verified 68 Internet plans in the area around Bison since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 422 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
Due to the lack of Internet infrastructure, satellite broadband are the only technologies with broad coverage for most households in Bison and the surrounding area.
Zooming in on the less developed neighborhoods in Bison, data shows that as many as 300 people have only one or fewer choices for broadband Internet.
Outside of the Internet providers listed above, West River Cooperative Telephone Company is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 99 percent of Bison.
Internet Statistics 2021
67.0% of consumers in Bison300 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 Bison, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|West River Cooperative Telephone Company||60 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||2m 16s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||35 Mbps||Satellite||3m 54s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bison, South Dakota
- West River Cooperative Telephone Company - 99.4% Availability in Bison - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Bison - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Bison - 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 Cord Cutting Around Bison
Data collected by our researchers shows that popular ISPs in Bison use data caps on residential broadband connections. Data caps are disliked since subscribers view caps as a strategy to stop streaming. Providers insist caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Bison
|West River Cooperative Telephone Company||Fiber and DSL||99.4%+||60 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||35 Mbps|
Compare Bison to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Bison||12.5 Mbps||4||$1.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +336.6 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +94.6 Mbps )||18 ( +14 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +87.2 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +99.2 Mbps )||21 ( +17 )||$0.21 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +102.8 Mbps )||9 ( +5 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|