Internet Providers in Interior, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Interior, SD
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $81.95

Internet Access in Interior, South Dakota

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Interior. HughesNet is also widely available.

Golden West Telecommunications is currently the third largest wired broadband provider in Interior. They are available to 85 percent of local addresses.

Due to the limited Internet infrastructure, wireless choices like satellite Internet are the only services with widespread availability to most addresses in Interior and the surrounding area.

Looking at the less well-developed communities within Interior, data shows that as many as 200 people are left with one or fewer options for wired Internet service.

The broadband availability statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from public governmental data from the FCC and private datasets we source from providers. Statistics regarding speed averages is sourced primarily from M-Labs, which is the speed test tool integrated into BroadbandNow and Google search results. Our researchers have manually filed package price and service data on 67 Internet packages in Interior as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Interior, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Golden West Telecommunications 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Golden West Telecommunications 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Interior, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - Fiber - 85.4% Availability in Interior - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Golden West Telecommunications - DSL - 29.8% Availability in Interior - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Interior - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Interior - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Interior

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Interior is the 149th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Porcupine, Kyle, and Martin, but behind Pine Ridge and Oglala.

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

Fiber Availability: 85% of people living in Interior 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.

Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Interior

Data from our research team shows that some of the top providers currently use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue lately since consumers view caps as a strategy to stop "cord cutting". Providers insist that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Interior

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 85.4%+ 100 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 29.8%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 100% 100 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 57.3%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Interior to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Interior 16.9 Mbps 4 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +398.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +102 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +99.3 Mbps ) 14 ( +10 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +110.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +110.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )