Internet Providers in Bonesteel, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bonesteel, SD
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $93.95

Internet Access in Bonesteel, South Dakota

The average Bonesteel building can get access to Internet service from 1.31 different companies.

The data on this page is sourced from provider coverage reports, and is validated through privatized data sources to output more useful resources than governmental websites. Address-level information isn't available for all providers. Information on pricing and speed of individual broadband plans is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points each year.

Golden West Telecommunications is a common second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer a maximum speed of 100 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet in Bonesteel. fixed wireless companies such as Viaero Wireless are able to offer 15 Mbps or more using direct wireless links.

Taking a look now at network tech installed across Bonesteel, the most prevalent wired broadband tech infrastructures are Satellite (practically one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber (64.83 percent coverage). Fiber infrastructure uses more modern Fiber-optical transmission lines composed of hair-like glass strands that send digital data as light. Fiber network technology results in better speed and uptime, but in some cases may switch to slower copper cables in the "last mile" near subscribers. As a result, not all fiber connections offer true "gigabit" speeds.

According to the most recent FCC data, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Bonesteel in terms of coverage. The more common ISPs often overlap in most neighborhoods around Bonesteel.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Bonesteel, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Midstate Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Golden West Telecommunications 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Golden West Telecommunications 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bonesteel, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - Fiber - 64.8% Availability in Bonesteel - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Golden West Telecommunications - DSL - 50.8% Availability in Bonesteel - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Midstate - Fiber - 4.4% Availability in Bonesteel - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bonesteel - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bonesteel - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bonesteel

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Bonesteel is the 280th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Gregory and Platte, but behind Atkinson, Lake Andes, and Wagner.

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

Fiber Availability: 66% of people living in Bonesteel 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.

Data Caps Around Bonesteel

Data collected by our researchers shows that common ISPs in the area use data caps for their home broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue lately since consumers view them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain that data caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which can eat up 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bonesteel

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 64.8%+ 100 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 50.8%+ 50 Mbps
Viaero Wireless Fixed Wireless 14.8%+ 25 Mbps
Midstate Communications Fiber 4.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 9.5%+ 100 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 100% 50 Mbps

Compare Bonesteel to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bonesteel 15.2 Mbps 6 $1.64 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +400.2 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +103.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +101 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +112.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +112.4 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )