Internet Providers in Murdo, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Murdo, SD
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $83.45

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 76 Internet plans in Murdo since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 114 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 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

100 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 Fiber 1m 21s
Golden West Telecommunications 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Golden West Telecommunications 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Murdo, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - Fiber - 82.1% Availability in Murdo - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Golden West Telecommunications - Cable - 78.7% Availability in Murdo - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Golden West Telecommunications - DSL - 21.9% Availability in Murdo - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Murdo - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Murdo - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Murdo

Murdo Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Murdo is the 294th most connected city in South Dakota behind Fort Pierre, Pierre, Saint Francis, Rosebud, and Mission.

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

Approximately 3 people in Jones 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: 82% of people living in Murdo 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 82% of Murdo 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.

In Jones County, approximately 3 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 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

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 82.1%+ 100 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Cable 78.7%+ 100 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 21.9%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 10.7%+ 100 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 100% 50 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Cable 1.0%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Murdo to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Murdo 33 Mbps 5 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +382.4 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +85.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +83.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +94.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +94.6 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )