Internet Providers in Elkton, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Elkton, SD
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $109.47

Internet Access in Elkton, South Dakota

FCC datasets are the backbone of Internet availability data listed here. We've verified 1,663 rows of governmental and private data catalogues about Internet availability in Elkton. We don't have enough speed test data to show how real-world network speeds compare to marketed plan speeds in Elkton.

Fiber and cable bundles are the most prevalent among all network options around Elkton. Fiber services will usually install a fiber cable all the way to the customer house. In some neighborhoods the physical fiber line can switch to a coax or ethernet cable before actually reaching the residence. Cable uses coaxial cable TV infrastructure to cover the "last mile" stretch near customers, only using fiber lines for data transit.

Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative as well as Mediacom Cable also offer Internet service in Elkton, with 91 percent and 49 percent coverage respectively.

50.07 percent of Elkton is stuck with only one or zero choices for Internet service. Accounting for all census blocks in city limits, the average customer can find at least 2-3 Internet providers available. In most cases, addresses that have more competition will get reduced prices, since providers are incentivized to improve their services to win customers.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option on the whole, registered with coverage in near one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet has coverage for practically one hundred percent of the population. The top speed advertised for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised packages up to 25 Mbps. In general, any speed above 10 Mbps will be enough to stream SD video on WiFi, but becomes an issue for large households or high-bandwidth services like video chat, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. Refer to the Internet availability maps below to see Internet options on a granular level in Elkton.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Elkton with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Elkton is the 140th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Brookings, but behind Pipestone, Flandreau, Tyler, and Volga.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Elkton: Ward

Internet Statistics 2021



Elkton, SD

700 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 Elkton, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 49.9%
Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s 91.6%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Elkton

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Elkton is the 140th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Brookings, but behind Pipestone, Flandreau, Tyler, and Volga.

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

Approximately 58 people in Brookings 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: 92% of people living in Elkton 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 50% of Elkton 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 Brookings County, approximately 600 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 in Elkton

Internet companies have been moving to add data "plans" to residential broadband plans as of late. The market trend holds true for Elkton, with local providers like Mediacom adding capped plans. This won't really matter for most residents, but may affect users who share their WiFi or techies who download or upload a lot of high-def content. For residents with data use concerns, look for fiber plans in your area with the search bar above. Fiber is frequently a bit pricier. However, they usually provide non-capped data use because fiber line doesn't have cable or DSL's bandwidth limitations.

Internet access in Elkton neighborhoods

Broadband information for Elkton is available in these local neighborhoods: Ward.