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%

Internet Access in Bruce, South Dakota

FCC data is the primary source of Bruce-area broadband coverage facts presented on BroadbandNow. [1] 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." [2]

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

500 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

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bruce

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Bruce is the 41st most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Arlington, Volga, Brookings, and Clear Lake, but behind Flandreau.

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

Approximately 79 people in Brookings 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: 28% of people living in Bruce 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 35% of Bruce 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 Brookings County, approximately 800 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 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

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 77.4%+ 60 Mbps
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
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 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 )