Internet Providers in Lake Norden, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Lake Norden, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 3.16 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 25.17%

Internet Access in Lake Norden, South Dakota

Lake Norden offers 9 residential Internet Service Providers, and 11 if you include business and mobile. There are 6 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 (formerly Exede) 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 175 broadband offerings within Lake Norden 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 Lake Norden, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative 500 Mbps Fiber and DSL 16s
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 Lake Norden, South Dakota

  • Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative - 60.6% Availability in Lake Norden - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 45.9% Availability in Lake Norden - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 16.5% Availability in Lake Norden - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Lake Norden - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Lake Norden - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Lake Norden

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Lake Norden is the 17th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Watertown, Arlington, Volga, De Smet, and Brookings.

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

Approximately 15 people in Hamlin 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: 61% of people living in Lake Norden 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 72% of Lake Norden 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 Hamlin County, approximately 900 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Lake Norden

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative Fiber and DSL 60.6%+ 500 Mbps
Celerity Broadband Fixed Wireless 99.8%+ 40 Mbps
RC Technologies Fixed Wireless 88.0%+ 4.0 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 45.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 39.9%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 16.5%+ 60 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Celerity Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 11.7%+ 60 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 5.7%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Lake Norden to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Lake Norden 3.2 Mbps 9 $0.50 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +345.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +103.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +96.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +108.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +112.1 Mbps ) 9 $0.26 ( $0.00 )