Internet Service Providers in Bristol, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bristol, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 15.64 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 32.28%

Internet Access in Bristol, South Dakota

The Bristol area has two main Internet options: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. Their network offers speeds as high as 35 Mbps and coverage for practically one hundred percent of the local area. As for HughesNet, they market Satellite, with availability in near one hundred percent of Bristol and advertise download speeds up to 25 Mbps.

Broadband competition in the Bristol area is high, with most areas having 3-4 providers available to them. Internet access isn't spread out evenly. A notable 34.74 percent of addresses in the area are limited to one or zero options for true wired broadband services.

James Valley Telecommunications is another commonly available broadband option for Bristol. They offer DSL service with coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area. James Valley Telecommunications is another alternative wireless service worth taking note of to close to one hundred percent of the area. Keep in mind it needs roof access and proximity to a James Valley Telecommunications access point.

Cable and DSL Internet service providers like James Valley Telecommunications are the primary Internet service systems with availability in Bristol.

The coverage data on this page comes via FCC data, which compels Internet companies in Bristol to report availability data biannually. Using direct relationships with telecom companies, BroadbandNow is able to verify this data against private data including lit addresses reported by telecoms. Our speed averages are calculated from actual speed tests from Bristol households in the M-Labs database, which is integrated with Chrome search results and BroadbandNow. [1]

  • There are 7 internet providers in Bristol with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Bristol is the 191st most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Groton, Britton, and Clark, but behind Aberdeen and Webster.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Bristol: Butler

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Bristol, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
James Valley Telecommunications 500 Mbps DSL and Fiber 16s
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative 500 Mbps Fiber 16s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bristol, South Dakota

  • James Valley Telecommunications - 100.0% Availability in Bristol - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Midco - 63.5% Availability in Bristol - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative - 1.8% Availability in Bristol - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Bristol - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Bristol - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bristol

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Bristol is the 191st most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Groton, Britton, and Clark, but behind Aberdeen and Webster.

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

Fiber Availability: 64% of people living in Bristol 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 65% of Bristol 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 Day 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.

Internet access in Bristol neighborhoods

Internet availability information for Bristol is available in these local communities: Butler.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bristol

Provider Type Coverage Speed
James Valley Telecommunications DSL, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless 100% 500 Mbps
Midco Cable 63.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative Fiber 1.8%+ 500 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Midco Business Cable 3.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
James Valley Telecommunications Fiber 2.7%+ 250 Mbps

Compare Bristol to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bristol 15.6 Mbps 7 $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +333.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +91.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +84.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +96.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +99.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )