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Internet Providers in Fort Meade, South Dakota
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Internet Access in Fort Meade, South Dakota
Data here is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage filings. We also use direct reporting from providers to further validate and enhance the data. Plan and pricing information on this page is gathered through our research division. We've analyzed 190 bundled Internet deals for Fort Meade since 2014. FCC broadband coverage data is updated every two quarters, but often appears to BroadbandNow up to six months ahead of FCC releases (for most providers, anyway).
Broadband competition available for the Fort Meade area is overall strong. The average home has at least 3-4 providers available in their area. Access isn't always distributed evenly, however — a surprising 57.14 percent of addresses in the area still only have one or zero options for broadband service.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Fort Meade's most widely available wired Internet options.
Midco is another commonly available broadband option in Fort Meade, offering Cable service in practically one hundred percent of the area. Celerity Networks is another alternative wireless service worth noting for virtually one hundred percent of Fort Meade, although it requires roof access or proximity to a Celerity Networks tower or access point.
Satellite is the best-performing kind of broadband with coverage in Fort Meade worth considering. Enter a zip code into the search tool to see detailed results.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Fort Meade, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Vast Broadband||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||36.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||6.4%|
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.
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 Cap Issues Around Fort Meade
Data collected by our market researchers shows that common ISPs in Fort Meade use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked because users see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming services, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.