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%

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

100 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
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

Internet Provider Competition Map For Murdo

Murdo Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Murdo is the 320th 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: 46% 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 79% 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 300 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 DSL, Cable, and Fiber 90.0%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 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
0 Mbps 0
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 )