Internet Providers in Hudson, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Hudson, SD
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $55.6

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 184 Internet packages in Hudson as of 2021.

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 Hudson, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Alliance Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
Vast Broadband 15 Mbps DSL 9m 6s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Hudson, South Dakota

  • Alliance Communications - Fiber - 91.0% Availability in Hudson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 79.1% Availability in Hudson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 9.0% Availability in Hudson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Consolidated - DSL - 10.8% Availability in Hudson - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Vast Broadband - DSL - 4.1% Availability in Hudson - Speeds up to 15 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 2.5% Availability in Hudson - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hudson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hudson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Hudson

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Hudson is the 110th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Hawarden and Inwood, but behind Rock Valley, Alcester, and Canton.

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

Approximately 600 people in Lincoln 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: 93% of people living in Hudson 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 Lincoln County, approximately 5,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Hudson

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Alliance Communications Fiber 91.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 79.1%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 9.0%+ 100 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 10.8%+ 20 Mbps
Vast Broadband DSL 4.1%+ 15 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 2.5%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 70.0%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 2.8%+ 20 Mbps

Compare Hudson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hudson 61 Mbps 8 $0.67 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +354.4 Mbps ) 16 ( +8 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +57.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +55.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +66.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +66.6 Mbps ) 8 $0.37 ( $0.00 )