Internet Providers in Murdo, South Dakota
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Residential Internet Statistics for Murdo, SD
|Wired Internet Providers:||3|
|Average Speed Test Result:||30.59 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||100 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||21%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Murdo, South Dakota
Internet Access in Murdo, South Dakota
Information on BroadbandNow is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage reporting. Our data also includes direct provider coverage reports and other private data to enhance the data down to the census block level. Plane and pricing data on BroadbandNow is collected manually by our data analysis division. We have analyzed 70 Internet plans in Murdo since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 146 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
DSL Internet providers such as Golden West Telecommunications connect customers to Internet service over telephone infrastructure. This is why it is marketed through telecommunication companies that bundle Internet access with phone connections. DSL network technology is available to 89.97 percent of Murdo homes. Refer to the graphs on this page to get an idea of how provider-promised speed and performance align with actual performancerecorded by local subscribers.
Golden West Telecommunications is also a commonly available Internet choice in Murdo. They offer mainly DSL connections with coverage in 89 percent of the area.
The majority of Murdo homes have 2 Internet providers that are able to provide service at that address. This is a decent level of competition. It tends to improve prices and service quality. This competition isn't universal, though. A surprising 21 of the local population still has only one option for true broadband access.
According to the most recent FCC filings and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Murdo in terms of coverage area. As the interactive maps below show, these providers frequently overlap around Murdo.
Internet Statistics 2021
21.0% of consumers in Murdo100 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 Murdo, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Golden West Telecommunications||100 Mbps||DSL, Cable, and Fiber||1m 21s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||35 Mbps||Satellite||3m 54s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Murdo, South Dakota
- Golden West Telecommunications - 90.0% Availability in Murdo - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Murdo - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Murdo - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps and Cord Cutting in Murdo
Data collected by our researchers suggests that common providers in the area place a limit on streaming on home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because customers see caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: streaming services, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes/hour.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Murdo
|Golden West Telecommunications||DSL, Cable, and Fiber||90.0%+||100 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||35 Mbps|
|Golden West Telecommunications||DSL, Fiber, and Cable||100%||100 Mbps|
Compare Murdo to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +318.5 Mbps )||15 ( +15 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +76.5 Mbps )||18 ( +18 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +69.1 Mbps )||15 ( +15 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +81.1 Mbps )||21 ( +21 )||$0.21 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +84.7 Mbps )||9 ( +9 )||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|