Internet Providers in Hitchcock, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Hitchcock, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 66.14 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.95%

Internet Access in Hitchcock, South Dakota

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Hitchcock. HughesNet is also widely available.

Venture Communications is one of the top three providers in Hitchcock. They are available to 98 percent of the area. Aside from the incumbent providers, Northern Valley Communications is also a common option. While fixed wireless isn't as well known as cable, it can be an equivalent service quality.

Fixed wireless is the top Internet service technology available much of the Hitchcock population. Fixed wireless usually outperforms network technologies such as satellite broadband Internet. Current coverage data shows that 94.31 percent of the area has access to fixed wireless. This footprint will likely expand as fixed wireless technology improves.

The packages shown on this page are manually collected by our data science team.

In summary, Internet coverage could stand improvement in Hitchcock. Explore the interactive map to understand which streets in Hitchcock have more or less competition. As it stands, only 500 Hitchcock residents are limited to fewer than one options.

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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 Hitchcock, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Venture Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Hitchcock, South Dakota

  • Venture - 98.7% Availability in Hitchcock - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Hitchcock - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Hitchcock - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Hitchcock

Hitchcock Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Hitchcock is the 161st most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Clark, but behind Huron, Redfield, De Smet, and Miller.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Beadle 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: 99% of people living in Hitchcock 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 Beadle 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 in Hitchcock

Data from our market research team suggests that many of the top ISPs in the area use data caps on residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since consumers view them as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: video streaming, which easily uses 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Hitchcock

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Venture Communications Fiber 98.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Northern Valley Communications Fixed Wireless 91.7%+ 25 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 27.7%+ 100 Mbps
Santel Communications Cooperative Fixed Wireless 20.7%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Venture Communications Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps

Compare Hitchcock to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hitchcock 66.1 Mbps 6 $0.47 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +283 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +41 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +33.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +45.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +49.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )