Internet Service Providers in Ipswich, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ipswich, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 5
Average Speed Test Result: 26.84 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 6.11%

Internet Access in Ipswich, South Dakota

Ipswich Internet availability data on BroadbandNow is calculated based on FCC Form 477 databases. Then, we ensure the data is scrubbed for issues against privatized lit address records. We've examined 3,175 rows of FCC and private data about broadband availability in Ipswich. Our research division has hand-gathered price data for 156 Internet plans in Ipswich. There is limited speed test information for the Ipswich area. Data is limited to 22 total records in the last twelve month period. Shoppers should note providers' advertised download speeds shown above.

Midco is also a commonly available broadband choice for Ipswich, offering mainly Cable connections with coverage in 67 percent of the area. Northern Valley Communications offers an alternative wireless service to close to one hundred percent of Ipswich, although it requires roof access and line of site with a Northern Valley Communications tower or access point.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most common Internet choices in Ipswich.

Before considering specifics of Internet providers with service in different parts of the area, the two primary options are cable and fiber at most addresses. Fiber cabling is frequently built to replace phone line-based DSL, since replacing DSL lines with fiber is commonly more affordable long-term than the alternative of maintaining the older DSL infrastructure. Even without considering cost, fiber optics also allows better speed (1,000 Mbps as opposed to the 5–15 Mbps or so DSL allows).

The average Ipswich home is faced with 3-4 choices for home Internet (exactly 3.2 per census block), which is better thanaverage in the state. Ipswich is currently the 153rd most-connected metro area in South Dakota, measured by number of providers per block. Underserved blocks are low, with only 700 stuck with a single broadband choice. Activate the map on this page to see network data about neighborhoods within Ipswich.

Internet Statistics 2021

700 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Ipswich, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Valley Telecommunications 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
Northern Valley Communications 500 Mbps Fiber 16s
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ipswich, South Dakota

  • Valley Telecommunications - 67.3% Availability in Ipswich - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Midco - 67.3% Availability in Ipswich - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 28.2% Availability in Ipswich - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • NVC - 15.9% Availability in Ipswich - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Ipswich - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Ipswich - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

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Ipswich is the 153rd most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Gettysburg and Groton, but behind Aberdeen, Ellendale, and Redfield.

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

Approximately 69 people in Edmunds 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: 83% of people living in Ipswich 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 67% of Ipswich 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.

In Edmunds County, approximately 100 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ipswich

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Northern Valley Communications Fiber and Fixed Wireless 100% 500 Mbps
Valley Telecommunications Fiber and DSL 67.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Midco Cable 67.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 28.2%+ 60 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 12.7%+ 60 Mbps
Midco Business Cable 2.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Northern Valley Communications Fiber 1.8%+ 250 Mbps

Compare Ipswich to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ipswich 26.8 Mbps 8 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +322.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +80.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +72.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +84.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +88.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )