Internet Service Providers in Keystone, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Keystone, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 12.22 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 25 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 97.63%

Internet Access in Keystone, South Dakota

Keystone's Internet availability data on this page is based on FCC Form 477 databases. Then, we ensure the data is scrubbed for issues against privatized lit address records. We have verified 846 rows of governmental data about Internet access within Keystone. Our research division has hand-collected pricing and fine print info for 90 residential broadband plans in Keystone. Speed averages are drawn from, to date, 236 online speed tests from IP-verified customers in Keystone.

91.47 percent of Keystone residents are limited to a single choice for home broadband, or none.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most commonly available option in Keystone. close to one hundred percent of the Keystone area can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most common followup option in the area, providing near one hundred percent of Keystone with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan advertised by HughesNet for Keystone is 25 megabits per second.

Looking at network technologies installed across Keystone, we see that the most prevalent physical wire broadband Internet tech options are DSL (88.86 percent coverage) and Satellite (practically one hundred percent coverage). Phone companies usually offer DSL Internet, because DSL sends digital data via phone wires. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted copper bundle construction seen in telephone lines allows for lower performance than newer wire types such as cable and significantly less than fiber.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, Fort Randall Telephone Company also serves Keystone with a maximum speed of 25 Mbps. Explore the interactive map to compare broadband coverage on a granular level, or check the "Download Speeds" tab to compare how Viasat compares to other local ISPs in speed tests.

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 Keystone, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Fort Randall Telephone Company 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Keystone, South Dakota

  • Fort Randall Telephone Company - 88.9% Availability in Keystone - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 8.5% Availability in Keystone - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Keystone - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Keystone - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Keystone

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Keystone is the 311th most connected city in South Dakota behind Black Hawk, Rapid City, Hermosa, Custer, and Hill City.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Pennington 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.

In Pennington 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Keystone

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Fort Randall Telephone Company DSL 88.9%+ 25 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 8.5%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 6.1%+ 40 Mbps

Compare Keystone 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 ( +336.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +94.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +18 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +87.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +99.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +21 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +103.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )