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Internet Providers in Mitchell, South Dakota
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Internet Access in Mitchell, South Dakota
Internet Infrastructure in Mitchell overall is well-maintained, with average download speeds 48.23 percent higher than the South Dakota average.
Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area for Mitchell residents. The provider is available to close to one hundred percent of Mitchell. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of Mitchell with Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest plan in Mitchell is 25 Mbps.
CenturyLink provides an alternative. They offer 95 percent coverage and a maximum download speed of 80 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only option for Internet in Mitchell. fixed wireless providers like Santel Communications Cooperative can achieve 50 Mbps or more over direct wireless hardware.
The Internet coverage information listed here comes from FCC reports, and is using privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to output more granular resources than governmental websites. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans each year.
View the interactive map below for more insights on Internet service competition at the granular census block level. Although most locations have around 4-5 choices for service, others are less connected or might only have one provider available. As of 2021, a surprising 9.61 percent of households are limited to one Internet service option.
- There are 8 internet providers in Mitchell with 7 of those offering residential service
- Mitchell is the 45th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Freeman, Parkston, Salem, and Platte, but behind Huron.
- Explore internet access for communities within Mitchell: Loomis
- The fastest zip code in Mitchell for July 2021 is 57301. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
9.6% of consumers in Mitchell1,000 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 Mitchell, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mitchell Telecom||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||88.9%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||95.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Broadband for Educational Purposes in Mitchell
Economic development reports often highlight a increasing correlation between internet access and improved education. For education, home Internet access is virtually a necessity as colleges like Dakota Wesleyan University adapt web-based platforms to distribute student work. Luckily for people living close to campus, fiber has high availability with a 95.37 percent reported coverage in the zip code around Dakota Wesleyan University. Fiber has strong coverage with a 95.37% footprint in the zip code. Looking at 2,117 speed tests reported over the past year at addresses within two miles of Dakota Wesleyan University campus, performance averages are around 163.19 Mbps — considerably above the lowest connection speed needed for streaming video and interfacing with hosted or communication platforms.
Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Mitchell
Data from our research team shows that top providers in Mitchell use data caps on residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked since subscribers see caps as a strategy to discourage streaming, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming services, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Internet access in Mitchell neighborhoods
We've compiled information on Broadband access in these communities within Mitchell: Loomis.
Compare Mitchell to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Mitchell||163.2 Mbps||9||$0.44 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +371.2 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -14.4 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -2.6 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +6.3 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -1.1 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|