Internet Providers in Fort Meade, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Meade, SD
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $56.87

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 186 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 (formerly Exede) 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.

DSL 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
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Vast Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fort Meade, South Dakota

  • Midco - 100.0% Availability in Fort Meade - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Vast Broadband - 36.5% Availability in Fort Meade - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 6.4% Availability in Fort Meade - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Fort Meade - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Fort Meade - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fort Meade

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Fort Meade is the 2nd most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Sturgis, Piedmont, Whitewood, Lead, and Deadwood.

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

Approximately 400 people in Meade 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.

Approximately 43% of Fort Meade 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 Meade County, approximately 2,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fort Meade

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Midco Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Celerity Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
Western Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
Vast Broadband Cable 36.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 6.4%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Midco Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Celerity Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
Western Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 95.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Vast Broadband Fiber 1.2%+ 1,000 Mbps