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Internet Providers in Lake Norden, South Dakota
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Internet Access in Lake Norden, South Dakota
Lake Norden offers 8 residential Internet Service Providers, and 11 if you include business and mobile. There are 5 choices for wired broadband ("wired" meaning technologies like cable, DSL, and fiber).
There is a decent amount of competition between providers around Lake Norden. However, 200 residents don't have access to more than one provider. This means that if they aren't satisfied with the quality of service, they are left with no option but to compromise for a low-speed wireless backup. However, this isn't the norm in Lake Norden — the average household has 4 Internet choices.
Fiber service and cable are the primary network types within Lake Norden. Fiber plans will usually stretch a fiber line all the way to the customer house, but in some areas the actual "Fiber" connection can change to coaxial or ethernet wire at a telecom box at the sidewalk. Cable Internet leverages coaxial cable TV lines for the "last mile" stretch near customers. Cable only uses fiber optics for data transit.
Coverage from the most common providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.
The Internet coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on government data from the FCC and privatized datasets we source directly from telecoms, or through private third parties. Statistics about speed data is sourced from M-Labs. The BroadbandNow market research team has hand-collected package price on 198 broadband offerings within Lake Norden as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
28.4% of consumers in Lake Norden200 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 Lake Norden, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||45.9%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||16.5%|
|Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||60.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 Around Lake Norden
Data from our research team shows that many of the common providers in the area currently place some sort of limit on data use on home Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers maintain they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the problem is streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Lake Norden to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Lake Norden||15.6 Mbps||9||$0.69 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +518.8 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +133.2 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +145 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +153.9 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +146.5 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|