Internet Providers in Edgemont, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Edgemont, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 5
Average Speed Test Result: 10.04 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 13.56%

Internet Access in Edgemont, South Dakota

The average Edgemont location can get broadband service through 1.26 providers.

Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might predict, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Edgemont.

As a result of the lack of Internet infrastructure, wireless options like satellite Internet are the only technologies with realistic coverage to most households in Edgemont and the surrounding area.

The packages shown above are manually gathered through our research team.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, Golden West Telecommunications provides a third choice for coverage in 76 percent of the Edgemont area.

Internet Statistics 2021

900 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 Edgemont, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Range Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Golden West Telecommunications 100 Mbps Fiber, DSL, and Cable 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Edgemont, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - 76.3% Availability in Edgemont - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Range Telephone Cooperative - 14.8% Availability in Edgemont - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Edgemont - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Edgemont - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Edgemont

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Edgemont is the 52nd most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Lusk, Hot Springs, Custer, and Hill City, but behind Newcastle.

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

Fiber Availability: 83% of people living in Edgemont 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 26% of Edgemont 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 Fall River County, approximately 500 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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Edgemont

Data from our research team suggests that popular ISPs in the area place a limit on streaming on home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because consumers see caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers explain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Edgemont

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber, DSL, and Cable 76.3%+ 100 Mbps
Range Telephone Cooperative DSL and Fiber 14.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL, Fiber, and Cable 100% 100 Mbps
Range Telephone Cooperative DSL and Fiber 13.8%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Edgemont to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Edgemont 10 Mbps 7 $3.14 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +339.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +97.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +89.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +101.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +105.3 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )