Internet Providers in Midland, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Midland, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 13.94 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 21.48%

Internet Access in Midland, South Dakota

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most availability in Midland. HughesNet is also widely available.

Golden West Telecommunications is another common broadband choice for Midland, offering primarily Fiber service with coverage in 78 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 1.18 providers in each census block. Unfortunately, this leaves 81.23% of consumers with inadequate wired broadband coverage, or no coverage at all.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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
Golden West Telecommunications 100 Mbps Fiber and DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Midland, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - 78.5% Availability in Midland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Midland - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Midland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Midland

Midland Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Midland is the 115th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Rosebud and Mission, but behind Fort Pierre, Eagle Butte, and Pierre.

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

Fiber Availability: 79% of people living in Midland 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.

In Haakon County, approximately 100 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Midland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber and DSL 78.5%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber and DSL 100% 100 Mbps

Compare Midland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
0 Mbps 0
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +335.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +93.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +18 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +85.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +97.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +21 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +101.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )