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Internet Providers in Hudson, South Dakota
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Internet Access in Hudson, South Dakota
For less densely populated areas such as Hudson, fixed wireless from towers and mobile LTE-type technologies are the primary broadband choice. FCC records and our directly reported datasets indicate little to no wired broadband availability for residential purposes. That said, fixed wireless Internet provides a workable alternative available to 79.07 percent of the local area.
Alliance Communications is also a common Internet choice for Hudson, offering primarily Fiber service with coverage in 91 percent of Hudson.
Most Hudson homes have 2 providers with service at their address. Competition is good for consumers. It tends to improve pricing and service reliability. This choice isn't universal, though — as a surprising 82.02 of the local population still has only one option for broadband Internet service.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Hudson's primary wired broadband choices.
Internet coverage insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of government data from the FCC and privatized data collected from providers. Average statistics about speed data is sourced primarily via M-Labs, which is a speed test utility shown within BroadbandNow and Google search results. The BroadbandNow market researchers have hand-sourced pricing and plan details on 187 Internet packages in Hudson as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
82.0% of consumers in Hudson500 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 Hudson, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Alliance Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||91.0%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||9.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||79.1%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Vast Broadband||15 Mbps||DSL||9m 6s||4.1%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||20 Mbps||DSL||6m 49s||10.8%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 Video Streaming in Hudson
Data from our researchers shows that many of the common providers in Hudson place a limit on data use on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since customers view caps as a tactic to stop video streaming, while providers explain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is streaming video, which can eat up 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Hudson to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Hudson||23.8 Mbps||8||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +510.6 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +125 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +136.8 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +145.7 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +138.3 Mbps )||8||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|