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Internet Providers in Castlewood, South Dakota
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Internet Access in Castlewood, South Dakota
Satellite lines and DSL infrastructure are the most widely available wired broadband technologies within Castlewood, with virtually one hundred percent and 2.29 percent network reach respectively.
Broadband competition in the Castlewood area is high, with most homes having 3-4 providers available to them. Internet access isn't spread out equally — as a surprising 52.06 percent of addresses in the area are still limited to one option.
Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative is also a commonly available Internet option for Castlewood. They offer Fiber service with coverage in 98 percent of the area. RC Technologies offers an alternative wireless service to practically one hundred percent of Castlewood. Keep in mind that this option has to have roof access and proximity to a RC Technologies tower or access point.
Since FCC data is currently only collected twice annually and only published six months after filing, providers shown above may not include the most recent expansions.
Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option overall, with coverage for virtually one hundred percent of Castlewood residents. HughesNet has registered availability for practically one hundred percent of residents. The top download speed advertised for Viasat is 35 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised up to 25 Mbps. As a rule, anything above 10 megabits per second (Mbps) is enough to stream SD videos on WiFi, but is likely to become an issue for multiple users or high-bandwidth services such as video chat and multiplayer gaming. Explore the availability map on this page to see how broadband coverage compares at the census block level in Castlewood.
- There are 10 internet providers in Castlewood with 7 of those offering residential service
- Castlewood is the 121st most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Brookings and Clear Lake, but behind Watertown, Arlington, and Volga.
- The fastest zip code in Castlewood for July 2021 is 57223. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
52.1% of consumers in Castlewood700 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 Castlewood, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||46.8%|
|Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||98.9%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||2.3%|
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 Among Castlewood Internet Service Providers
Many Internet providers have been moving to increase the use of "data caps" to their home broadband plans lately. The trend is certainly true for the Castlewood market, with common ISPs like Mediacom selling capped plans. This won't matter for the majority of Internet subscribers, but might affect users that download or upload a lot of high-def content. If you have data use concerns, start by checking for fiber plans in your area using the search tool at the top of this page. Fiber is frequently a bit higher priced, but can offer unlimited data and streaming because the fiber infrastructure doesn't share cable or DSL's bandwidth ceiling.
Compare Castlewood to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Castlewood||51.9 Mbps||7||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +482.5 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +96.9 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +108.7 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +117.6 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +110.2 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|