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Internet Providers in Howes, South Dakota
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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%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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.