Internet Service Providers in Marion, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Marion, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 24.93 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 1.16%

Internet Access in Marion, South Dakota

Government-sourced Form 477 data is the backbone for Marion Internet access facts presented on BroadbandNow. We have verified 1,239 rows of governmental and private data on Internet access within Marion. Currently, there is limited speed test information for the Marion area. We've only seen 40 total records over the most recent 12 months. With this in mind, residents should look to the providers' advertised speeds detailed above.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the largest coverage area in Marion. virtually one hundred percent of Marion census blocks can receive access to them. HughesNet is the most likely second option, providing close to one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. The fastest package advertised by HughesNet for Marion is 25 megabits per second.

35.63 percent of households have only one choice for wired broadband.

Considering network technologies installed in the area, the most widespread physical wire Internet connection options are Satellite and Fiber, with close to one hundred percent and 98.84% respectively. Fiber uses newer fiber-optic transmission lines composed of dense glass strands that can transmit digital data as light. Fiber Internet results in better downloads and reliability, but may switch to coaxial wires in the "last mile" near a subscriber. As a result, some fiber connections might not offer true "gigabit" speeds.

While the main providers are Viasat and HughesNet, Golden West Telecommunications is also in Marion with availability for 98 percent of census blocks and a top speed of 100 Mbps. Explore the map on this page to compare how many options residents have at a granular level.

Internet Statistics 2021

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Marion, SD

400 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 Marion, 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
Vast Broadband 15 Mbps DSL 9m 6s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Marion, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - 98.8% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Vast Broadband - 3.3% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 15 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Marion - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Marion is the 252nd most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Salem, but behind Lennox, Parker, Hartford, and Freeman.

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

Approximately 300 people in Turner 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: 99% of people living in Marion 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 64% of Marion 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 Turner County, approximately 2,000 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 Marion

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber, Cable, and DSL 98.8%+ 100 Mbps
Vast Broadband DSL 3.3%+ 15 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber, Cable, and DSL 100% 100 Mbps

Compare Marion to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Marion 24.9 Mbps 6 $2.40 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +324.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +82.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +74.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +86.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +90.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )