Internet Providers in Kadoka, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Kadoka, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 16.21 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 1.84%

Internet Access in Kadoka, South Dakota

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most availability in Kadoka. HughesNet is also widely available.

Golden West Telecommunications is currently the third largest wired broadband provider in Kadoka. They are available for 98 percent of the area.

The Internet plans listed on this page are collected individually through our research team. The 23 Internet plans displayed are the most current out of 70 plans we've gathered in Kadoka to date.

6.9 percent of the Kadoka area is still left with one or fewer choices for Internet service. Aside from these underserved blocks, the average resident will have 2-3 Internet providers to choose from. Areas that have more competition will get reduced prices and improved speed as providers will upgrade network infrastructure to win customers.

To summarize, Kadoka's Internet infrastructure conforms with a common pattern in South Dakota communities: widespread access to bundled cable and DSL Internet service, with the caveat that a majority of residences are limited to a single company for subscribing to either type of Internet service. The cable/DSL pattern has a simple reason. Broadband service providers started as cable television and telephone corporations. So, they use pre-existing wired networks on telephone poles to deliver broadband service. Fiber is expanding as a third option. While not all "Fiber" plans are 100% "Fiber to the Home" connections, 98.16 percent of the Kadoka area has access to fiber stretching at least to the street nearby.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Kadoka, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Golden West Telecommunications 100 Mbps Fiber, Cable, and DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Kadoka, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - 98.2% Availability in Kadoka - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Kadoka - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Kadoka - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Kadoka

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Kadoka is the 95th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Saint Francis, Rosebud, Martin, Mission, and Kyle.

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

Fiber Availability: 98% of people living in Kadoka 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 93% of Kadoka 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 Jackson County, approximately 600 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 Cap Issues in Kadoka

Data from our market researchers shows that top providers in Kadoka currently place a limit on data use for their residential broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue lately since customers view them as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers explain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can consume 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Kadoka

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber, Cable, and DSL 98.2%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber, DSL, and Cable 100% 100 Mbps

Compare Kadoka to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
0 Mbps 0
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +332.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +90.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +18 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +83.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +95.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +21 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +99.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )