Internet Providers in Howes, South Dakota

  • 1. 1. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 2. 2. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority
    73.9% Available
    73.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    150 Mbps
    Download
    50 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 6
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 30-150mbps
    • Connection: Fiber and DSL
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $74 - $125
    • Contracts: 6 Months - 6 Months required
  • 4. 4. Western Communications
    26.1% Available
    26.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    30 Mbps
    Download
    4 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-30mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes standard installation.
    • Price Range: $48 - $88
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 5. 5. Golden West Telecommunications
    24.8% Available
    24.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    250 Mbps
    Download
    100 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-250mbps
    • Connection: Fiber and DSL
    • Price Range: $61.95 - $101.95
  • 1. 1. Golden West Telecommunications
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $61.95 - $61.95
  • 2. 2. Western Communications
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    30 Mbps
    Download
    4 Mbps
    Upload
    View Western Communications Details
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-30mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes standard installation.
    • Price Range: $63 - $103
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 3. 3. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority
    77.6% Available
    77.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    150 Mbps
    Download
    150 Mbps
    Upload
    View Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority Details
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 30-150mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $101.9 - $181.9
    • Contracts: 6 Months - 6 Months required
  • 4. 4. Golden West Telecommunications
    19.5% Available
    19.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    250 Mbps
    Download
    100 Mbps
    Upload
    View Golden West Telecommunications Details
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-250mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $61.95 - $101.95
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Howes, South Dakota

As evidence in the listings on this page, wireless Internet provides the only realistic broadband source available for Howes residents.

Viasat Internet is the most common choice in Howes. practically one hundred percent of the Howes area can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely followup choice in the area, serving near one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest package in Howes is 25 Mbps.

The average home in Howes has 2 wired Internet service providers available. 20.44 percent of the Howes area — 64 people in total — are limited to one or fewer options. DSL and cable Internet usually provide the best price for home use.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority provides a common alternative, serving Howes with 73 percent local availability and a maximum speed of 100 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't actually the only way to get Internet for residents of Howes. fixed wireless providers such as Western Communications are able to offer 30 Mbps or more over wireless links.

Broadband coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of governmental data and privatized data collected from telecoms. Averaged statistics regarding speed and performance averages is sourced via M-Labs. Our in-house market researchers have hand-filed package pricing and service data for 93 Internet offerings within the Howes market to date.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Howes, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority 150 Mbps Fiber and DSL 54s 73.9%
Golden West Telecommunications 250 Mbps Fiber and DSL 32s 24.8%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Howes

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Howes is the 8th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Black Hawk, Box Elder, and Eagle Butte, but behind Ellsworth Afb and Rapid City.

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

Fiber Availability: 81% of people living in Howes 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 80% of Howes 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.

Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Howes

Data from our researchers suggests that popular ISPs in Howes use data caps on home broadband connections. Data caps are disliked because consumers see them as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers insist that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is over-the-top streaming, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.