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Internet Providers in Davis, South Dakota
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Internet Access in Davis, South Dakota
DSL Internet is the only wired network type with widespread availability for residents of Davis proper. As of our latest data pull, it's available to 89.86 percent of the city. DSL Internet reaches subscribers overtraditional landline telephone wires, which is the reason it often comes from traditional phone operators like Vast Broadband.
The broadband access information on this page is primarily sourced from FCC coverage reports, and is confirmed using private data sources and direct provider reporting to output more accurate listings than governmental websites. Data on pricing and speeds of listed Internet plans is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points each year.
Since many houses are only wired for one telephone (DSL) provider and one cable television provider, the average home in Davis has 2-3 wired broadband options available to them. 100% of the Davis area — 200 people in total — are limited to one or fewer options for their Internet service provider. Regardless of other services available, cable and DSL Internet services usually offer the most agreeable pricing for home use.
Viasat Internet is the most common choice for Davis residents. The company is available to near one hundred percent of Davis. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite broadband service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Davis is 25 Mbps download.
Besides the Internet providers listed above, Vast Broadband is a third option for wired broadband in 89 percent of Davis. Wireless companies like Vast Broadband and satellite Internet providers like are also worth looking at, but the incumbent wired options usually offer a better deal so far as performance.
Internet Statistics 2021
100.0% of consumers in Davis200 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 Davis, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||42.8%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Vast Broadband||15 Mbps||DSL||9m 6s||89.9%|
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.
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 Davis
Data collected by our researchers shows that top providers in Davis currently use data caps on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because consumers see caps as a strategy to limit "cord cutting", while providers explain that data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which can use one to seven Gigabytes per hour.