Internet Providers in Colton, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Colton, SD
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 15
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $70.62

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 146 Internet plans in Colton since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 20 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 (64.58 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 64 percent coverage and a maximum download speed of 50 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 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

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 Colton, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Golden West Telecommunications 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Alliance Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Golden West Telecommunications 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Colton, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - Fiber - 42.6% Availability in Colton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Golden West Telecommunications - DSL - 64.6% Availability in Colton - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Midco - Cable - 50.1% Availability in Colton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Alliance Communications - Fiber - 4.8% Availability in Colton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Colton - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Colton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Colton

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Colton is the 106th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Hartford and Baltic, but behind Sioux Falls, Madison, and Dell Rapids.

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

Approximately 400 people in Minnehaha 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: 43% of people living in Colton 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 61% of Colton 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 Minnehaha County, approximately 1,000 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 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

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 42.6%+ 100 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 64.6%+ 50 Mbps
Midco Cable 50.1%+ 1,000 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 Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 100% 100 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 44.6%+ 100 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 43.1%+ 50 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 15.7 Mbps 8 $0.66 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +399.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +103.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +100.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +111.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +111.9 Mbps ) 8 $0.34 ( $0.00 )