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< 25mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Midland, South Dakota
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Internet Access in Midland, South Dakota
Viasat Internet has the most availability in Midland. HughesNet is also widely available.
Golden West Telecommunications is another common broadband choice for Midland, offering primarily Fiber and DSL service with coverage in practically one hundred percent of the area.
Keep in mind that since FCC availability data is collected twice a year and only published six months after that, availability shown here may not be complete. Our process incorporates availability and plan data directly from some providers to help reduce this delay.
Compared with cable, wireless service has lower speeds and data thresholds. wireless is a bad choice for activities like Netflix, Facetime, and other high-bandwidth modern apps.
For a detailed view of broadband competition around Midland, explore the map below. Averaged over all addresses, the average density of market competition is 1.08 providers in each census block. Unfortunately, this leaves 91.16% of consumers with inadequate wired broadband coverage, or no coverage at all.
Internet Statistics 2021
91.2% of consumers in Midland500 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 Midland, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Golden West Telecommunications||250 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||32s||99.6%|
|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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
Data Cap Issues in Midland
Data from our research team shows that common ISPs place some sort of limit on streaming on home broadband plans. Data caps are controversial because subscribers see caps as a strategy to limit "cord cutting", while providers maintain that caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the issue is streaming services, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Midland to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Midland||14.2 Mbps||4||$3.80 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +520.2 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +134.6 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +146.4 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +155.3 Mbps )||23 ( +19 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +147.9 Mbps )||8 ( +4 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|