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Internet Providers in Murdo, South Dakota
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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 78 Internet plans in Murdo since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 12 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.
Compared to wired broadband like cable, wireless service offers lower speeds and data thresholds. wireless Internet isn't ideal for activities like Roku streaming, video chat, and other bandwidth-heavy modern apps.
Golden West Telecommunications is also a commonly available Internet choice in Murdo. They offer mainly Fiber and DSL connections with coverage in 82 percent of the area.
18.18 percent of Murdo is without a choice so far as true broadband Internet service. This is not a shock since competition between providers is low. Residences in the local area have 1 options for Internet service.
According to the most recent FCC filings and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet 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
18.2% of consumers in Murdo100 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Murdo, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Golden West Telecommunications||250 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||32s||82.1%|
|Golden West Telecommunications||250 Mbps||Cable||32s||78.7%|
|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.
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.
Compare Murdo to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Murdo||14.6 Mbps||5||$3.80 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +519.8 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +134.2 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +146 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +154.9 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +147.5 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|