Internet Providers in Freeman, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Freeman, SD
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 3
Fastest Speed Available: 250 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $81.95

Internet Access in Freeman, South Dakota

Information on this page is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reports. We leverage direct provider coverage reports and other private datasets to enhance the data. Plane and pricing data is collected manually by our market research team. We have analyzed 116 Internet plans in Freeman. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 42 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

96.74 percent of Freeman is without a choice so far as true broadband Internet service. This is not an unexpected fact, since competition between providers in the area is not strong. Residences in the local area have 1 options for service.

The main issue with wireless being the only major option is that, compared to wired broadband like cable, wireless service has lower speeds and data caps. This makes it challenging to use for Hulu, video conferencing, and other high-bandwidth apps.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Freeman's most common wired Internet options.

Besides the Internet options listed above, Golden West Telecommunications provides a third option for coverage in 95 percent of Freeman.

  • There are 6 internet providers in Freeman with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Freeman is the 249th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Parkston and Salem, but behind Tea, Lennox, and Parker.

Internet Statistics 2021



Freeman, SD

1,000 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 Freeman, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Golden West Telecommunications 250 Mbps Fiber 32s 95.8%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Vast Broadband 8 Mbps DSL 17m 4s 5.3%

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

Internet Provider Competition Map For Freeman

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Freeman is the 249th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Parkston and Salem, but behind Tea, Lennox, and Parker.

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

Approximately 14 people in Hutchinson 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: 96% of people living in Freeman 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.

In Hutchinson County, approximately 14 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 and Cord Cutting Around Freeman

Data collected by our research team shows that top providers in the area use data caps on residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue because customers see caps as a strategy to stop video streaming. Providers explain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Compare Freeman to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Freeman 28.2 Mbps 4 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +506.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +120.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +132.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +141.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +133.9 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )