Internet Providers in New Underwood, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for New Underwood, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 21.59 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 10.17%

Internet Access in New Underwood, South Dakota

As is common for less densely populated areas such as New Underwood, fixed wireless and other wireless Internet technologies are the primary access option. FCC records indicate no meaningful wired broadband Internet infrastructure availability for residential purposes, but fixed wireless Internet presents an acceptable alternative with availability for close to one hundred percent of the population.

Since FCC availability data is currently collected biannually and only published six or more months after filing, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are New Underwood's primary wired broadband options.

Golden West Telecommunications is another common Internet choice in New Underwood. They offer Fiber service with coverage in 89 percent of the area. Western Communications offers an alternative wireless service worth noting to close to one hundred percent of the area. Keep in mind that fixed wireless has to have roof access or line of site with a Western Communications access point.

In summary, broadband access could stand improvement in New Underwood, but most homes still have at least 2 providers able to service them to the Internet. For the time being, a relatively limited 1,000 New Underwood residents have access to one or fewer providers.

  • There are 7 internet providers in New Underwood with 6 of those offering residential service
  • New Underwood is the 74th most connected city in South Dakota behind Ellsworth Afb, Black Hawk, Rapid City, Hermosa, and Box Elder.
  • The fastest zip code in New Underwood for February 2021 is 57761. (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 New Underwood, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Golden West Telecommunications 100 Mbps Fiber and DSL 1m 21s
CenturyLink 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in New Underwood, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - 89.8% Availability in New Underwood - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 3.1% Availability in New Underwood - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in New Underwood - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in New Underwood - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For New Underwood

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New Underwood is the 74th most connected city in South Dakota behind Ellsworth Afb, Black Hawk, Rapid City, Hermosa, and Box Elder.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Pennington 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 New Underwood 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.

As of this month, 57761 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in New Underwood.

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

In Pennington County, approximately 5,000 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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming in New Underwood

Data collected by our market research team shows that top providers in New Underwood currently place a limit on data use for their home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since subscribers view them as a strategy to limit streaming, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: video streaming, which can use one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In New Underwood

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber and DSL 89.8%+ 100 Mbps
Western Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 3.1%+ 40 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber and DSL 100% 100 Mbps
Western Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 5.8%+ 40 Mbps

Compare New Underwood to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
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New York 349.1 Mbps ( +327.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +85.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +18 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +78.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +90.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +21 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +93.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )