Internet Service Providers in Lower Brule, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Lower Brule, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 8
Average Speed Test Result: 51.03 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 25%

Internet Access in Lower Brule, South Dakota

Consumers will find 13 Internet providers operating in Lower Brule. 2 of these are mobile providers.

DSL Internet providers like Golden West Telecommunications deliver Internet service using telephone wires. This is why it often comes through corporations that also offer phone plans. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is available for 98.19 percent of the local population. See the graphs below to get an idea of how marketed download speeds align with real-world speed and throughput locally.

Keep in mind, since FCC coverage data is currently only tallied up twice annually and only published six or more months later, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce the lag time.

The average Lower Brule customer has 2 Internet providers with service for that location. Competition is good. It results in two companies competing so far as prices. This choice isn't universal, though. A surprising 54.42 of the local population still has only one option for true broadband Internet access.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widespread Internet option overall. They offer coverage reaching near one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, is available to practically one hundred percent of residents. The top speed advertised for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps. HughesNet offers as high as 25 Mbps. Anything above 10 megabits per second is sufficient for streaming standard definition video on WiFi, but becomes an issue for multiple users or high-bandwidth services like video chat, cloud apps, and etc. See the coverage maps below to see how Internet options compare on a granular level in Lower Brule.

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 Lower Brule, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Kennebec Telephone Company 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
Venture Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Midstate Communications 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Golden West Telecommunications 100 Mbps DSL, Cable, and Fiber 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Lower Brule, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - 97.0% Availability in Lower Brule - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Midstate - 20.3% Availability in Lower Brule - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Kennebec Telephone Company - 32.9% Availability in Lower Brule - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Venture - 28.5% Availability in Lower Brule - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Lower Brule - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Lower Brule - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Lower Brule

Lower Brule Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Lower Brule is the 5th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Fort Pierre, Pierre, Winner, Miller, and Chamberlain.

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

Approximately 4 people in Lyman 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: 33% of people living in Lower Brule 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 46% of Lower Brule 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 Lyman County, approximately 500 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 Lower Brule

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications DSL, Cable, and Fiber 97.0%+ 100 Mbps
Celerity Broadband Fixed Wireless 58.2%+ 40 Mbps
Midstate Communications DSL and Fiber 20.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Kennebec Telephone Company Fiber and DSL 32.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Venture Communications Fiber 28.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL, Cable, and Fiber 100% 100 Mbps
Celerity Broadband Fixed Wireless 71.3%+ 40 Mbps
Venture Communications Fiber 47.6%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Lower Brule to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Lower Brule 51 Mbps 11 $0.55 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +298.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +56.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +7 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +48.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +60.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +64.3 Mbps ) 9 ( -2 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )