Internet Providers in Mitchell, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Mitchell, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 113.76 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 6.25%

Internet Access in Mitchell, South Dakota

Internet Infrastructure in Mitchell overall is well-maintained, with average download speeds 46.86 percent higher than the South Dakota average.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 60 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 9.84 percent of households are limited to one Internet service option.

  • There are 8 internet providers in Mitchell with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Mitchell is the 57th 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 February 2021 is 57301. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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
Mitchell Telecom 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Mitchell, South Dakota

  • CenturyLink - 95.2% Availability in Mitchell - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Mitchell Telecom - 88.9% Availability in Mitchell - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Midco - 87.0% Availability in Mitchell - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Mitchell - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Mitchell - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Mitchell

Mitchell Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Mitchell is the 57th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Freeman, Parkston, Salem, and Platte, but behind Huron.

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

Approximately 100 people in Davison 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: 90% of people living in Mitchell 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 90% of Mitchell 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.

As of this month, 57301 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Mitchell.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Davison County, approximately 900 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.

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 7,411 speed tests reported over the past year at addresses within two miles of Dakota Wesleyan University campus, performance averages are around 113.76 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Mitchell

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Midco Cable and Fixed Wireless 87.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Santel Communications Cooperative Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 95.2%+ 60 Mbps
Mitchell Telecom Fiber and DSL 88.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Midco Business Fixed Wireless and Cable 69.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mitchell Telecom Fiber 24.5%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Mitchell to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Mitchell 113.8 Mbps 8 $0.98 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +235.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -6.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -14.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( -2.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +1.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )