Internet Providers in Colton, South Dakota
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Residential Internet Statistics for Colton, SD
|Wired Internet Providers:||4|
|Average Speed Test Result:||13.36 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||1,000 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||7.43%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Colton, South Dakota
Internet Access in Colton, South Dakota
Information on BroadbandNow is calculated from biannual FCC broadband coverage reports. We leverage direct reporting from providers and other private datasets to validate the information. Plane and pricing information shown here is collected manually through our data division. We've found and verified 133 Internet plans in Colton since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 24 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Taking a look now at network tech available the area, the most frequently available wired Internet tech types are Satellite (near one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (67.49 percent coverage). Phone companies are the main source for DSL Internet service, which makes technical sense because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," transmits data via telephone lines. As copper wires go, the twisted copper bundle makeup seen in telephone wires results in lower speeds and bandwidth compared to more modern techs like cable and several times less than fiber.
Golden West Telecommunications is a common alternative to the primary providers. They offer 67 percent coverage and a maximum download speed of 85 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only way to get Internet access in Colton. fixed wireless outfits like LTD Broadband can deliver 100 Mbps over direct wireless technology.
39.14 percent of households (500 residents total) have a single option for home residential broadband, or none at all.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Colton as measured by coverage area. These providers frequently cover the same addresses in different neighborhoods around Colton.
Internet Statistics 2021
39.1% of consumers in Colton500 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 Colton, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Golden West Telecommunications||100 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||1m 21s|
|Alliance Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||35 Mbps||Satellite||3m 54s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Colton, South Dakota
- Golden West Telecommunications - 67.5% Availability in Colton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Midco - 50.1% Availability in Colton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Alliance Communications - 4.8% Availability in Colton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Colton - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Colton - 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 and Cord Cutting in Colton
Data collected by our research team shows that top providers in the area use data caps on residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since users see caps as a tactic to discourage streaming. Providers insist that data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is video streaming, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Colton
|Golden West Telecommunications||DSL and Fiber||67.5%+||100 Mbps|
|LTD Broadband||Fixed Wireless||16.1%+||100 Mbps|
|SpeedConnect||Fixed Wireless||8.0%+||15 Mbps|
|Alliance Communications||Fiber||4.8%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||35 Mbps|
|Golden West Telecommunications||Fiber and DSL||100%||100 Mbps|
|Midco Business||Cable||1.0%+||1,000 Mbps|
Compare Colton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Colton||13.4 Mbps||8||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +335.7 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +93.7 Mbps )||18 ( +10 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +86.3 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +98.3 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.21 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +101.9 Mbps )||9 ( +1 )||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|