How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Colton, South Dakota
Most Popular Internet Providers in Colton, South Dakota:
Showing 1 to 7 Providers
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 148 Internet plans in Colton since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 8 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 Fiber and DSL (64.58 percent coverage).
Golden West Telecommunications is a common alternative to the primary providers. They offer 64 percent coverage and a maximum download speed of 100 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
39.1% of consumers in Colton500 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.
Are you a journalist or researcher writing about this topic?
Contact us and we'll connect you with a broadband market expert on our team who can provide insights and data to support your work.
Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Colton, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Golden West Telecommunications||250 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||32s||64.6%|
|Alliance Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||4.8%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
Compare Colton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Colton||20.5 Mbps||8||$0.56 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +513.9 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +128.3 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +140.1 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +149 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +141.6 Mbps )||8||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|