Internet Service Providers in Bruce, South Dakota
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Residential Internet Statistics for Bruce, SD
|Wired Internet Providers:||3|
|Average Speed Test Result:||23.54 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||1,000 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||34.16%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Bruce, South Dakota
Internet Access in Bruce, South Dakota
FCC data is the primary source of Bruce-area broadband coverage facts presented on BroadbandNow.  We have analyzed 1,276 rows of governmental and privatized data about Internet availability within Bruce. Our researchers have manually sourced pricing info and terms on 194 Internet plans in Bruce. We currently have limited speed test information from the Bruce area. Data is limited to 2 total recordings in the last twelve month period. With this in mind, residents should take note of the advertised speeds listed above for local Internet providers such as Viasat Internet (formerly Exede).
DSL Internet has lots of coverage in comparison with other Internet options in Bruce since pretty much every house in Bruce is wired with telephone wires — the acronym is short for "Digital Subscriber Line." 
CenturyLink is one of the top three providers in Bruce, available for 77 percent of the area.
In less fortunate communities around Bruce, as many as 500 people are left with one or fewer options for wired Internet.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most frequently available provider on the whole. They have Internet coverage for near one hundred percent of Bruce residents. HughesNet has availability for virtually one hundred percent of residents. The top speed advertised for Viasat is 35 Mbps. HughesNet advertised packages up to 25 Mbps. Anything over 10 Mbps will be enough to stream SD videos on WiFi. However, it may become an issue for multiple users or bandwidth-intensive services such as video conferencing, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. See the coverage maps below to compare broadband options at the census block level in Bruce.
Internet Statistics 2021
65.3% of consumers in Bruce500 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 Bruce, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative||500 Mbps||Fiber||16s|
|CenturyLink||60 Mbps||DSL||2m 16s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||35 Mbps||Satellite||3m 54s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bruce, South Dakota
- CenturyLink - 77.4% Availability in Bruce - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
- Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative - 28.2% Availability in Bruce - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
- Mediacom - 27.0% Availability in Bruce - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Bruce - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Bruce - 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.
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 Caps in Bruce
Internet service providers have added data limits on home WiFi and Internet plans in recent years. Some major Internet service providers in the area — CenturyLink included — have plans with data caps. Data caps vary quite a bit, and run from 250GB to one Terabyte or more. Data limits are generally quite high, which means that they won't pose a problem for most subscribers. Potential CenturyLink users in Bruce are advised to double check data caps when signing up. Don't assume the caps based on statements online.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Bruce
|Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative||Fiber||28.2%+||500 Mbps|
|Mediacom Cable||Cable||27.0%+||1,000 Mbps|
|RC Technologies||Fixed Wireless||24.6%+||4.0 Mbps|
|Celerity Broadband||Fixed Wireless||20.1%+||40 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||35 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||DSL||100%||60 Mbps|
|Celerity Broadband||Fixed Wireless||57.6%+||40 Mbps|
|Mediacom Business||Cable||2.7%+||1,000 Mbps|
Compare Bruce to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Bruce||23.5 Mbps||7||$0.50 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +325.6 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +83.6 Mbps )||18 ( +11 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +76.2 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +88.2 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.21 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +91.8 Mbps )||9 ( +2 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|