Internet Providers in Clear Lake, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Clear Lake, SD
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $163.95

Internet Access in Clear Lake, South Dakota

For more sparsely populated areas such as Clear Lake, fixed wireless from towers and mobile LTE-type Internet services are the most prevalent broadband option. FCC records indicate no meaningful wired broadband Internet infrastructure availability for residential purposes, but fixed wireless Internet provides a decent replacement with availability for close to one hundred percent of the local population.

Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative is also a commonly available Internet choice for Clear Lake, offering Fiber service available to near one hundred percent of Clear Lake. RC Technologies is another alternative wireless service to practically one hundred percent of the local area. Keep in mind that it requires roof access or proximity to a RC Technologies tower or access point.

The majority of Clear Lake homes have 2 providers with service at their building. Competition is good. It tends to improve pricing and service reliability. This competition isn't universal, though. In fact, a surprising 100 of the local population still has only one option for broadband services.

Since FCC data is currently collected twice a year and only made public 6+ months after filing, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. Our process incorporates coverage data directly from many Internet providers to help fix this problem.

According to the most recent FCC filings, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest Internet providers in Clear Lake as measured by coverage. As the maps below show, the more common providers frequently compete at addresses in different blocks around Clear Lake.

  • There are 8 internet providers in Clear Lake with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Clear Lake is the 204th most connected city in South Dakota behind Watertown, Canby, Madison, Milbank, and Brookings.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Clear Lake: Altamont
  • The fastest zip code in Clear Lake for April 2021 is 57226. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021



Clear-Lake, SD

2,000 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 Clear Lake, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Clear Lake, South Dakota

  • Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative - Fiber - 100.0% Availability in Clear Lake - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Clear Lake - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Clear Lake - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Clear Lake

Clear Lake Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Clear Lake is the 204th most connected city in South Dakota behind Watertown, Canby, Madison, Milbank, and Brookings.

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

Approximately 3 people in Deuel 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: 100% of people living in Clear Lake 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.

As of this month, 57226 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Clear Lake.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

Data Caps and Cord Cutting in Clear Lake

Data from our research team shows that many of the top ISPs in the area currently place a limit on streaming for their home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because consumers view them as a strategy to discourage streaming services, while providers explain data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming services, which easily eats up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Internet access in Clear Lake neighborhoods

Broadband data for Clear Lake is available for these specific neighborhoods: Altamont.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Clear Lake

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
RC Technologies Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
Data Truck Fixed Wireless 8.2%+ 40 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Data Truck Fixed Wireless 14.7%+ 25 Mbps

Compare Clear Lake to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Clear Lake 18.4 Mbps 5 $2.41 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +397 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +100.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +97.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +109 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +109.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )