Internet Providers in Newell, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Newell, SD
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 3
Fastest Speed Available: 150 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $74.3

Internet Access in Newell, South Dakota

As you can see in the table below, wireless service is the only realistic Internet choice available to Newell and the surrounding area.

Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area for Newell residents. close to one hundred percent of Newell census blocks can receive access to them. HughesNet is the most likely followup option in the area, providing virtually one hundred percent of residents with predominantly Satellite Internet service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Newell is 25 Mbps.

West River Cooperative Telephone Company provides an alternative. They offer a top download speed of 50 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only choice for Internet access in Newell. fixed wireless outfits like Celerity Networks are able to offer 40 Mbps or more over direct wireless links.

The Internet coverage information listed here comes from provider coverage reports specific to Newell, and is enhanced with privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to output more detailed resources than governmental websites. Lit address information is currently limited to select telecom companies. Information about pricing and speeds of listed Internet plans is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans annually.

For a granular look at broadband competition around the area, activate the map below and use the zoom/pan tools to explore. The average density of broadband availability is 1.33 service providers per census block. This low level of competition leaves 96.23 percent of residents with only one choice.

Internet Statistics 2021



Newell, SD

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 Newell, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
West River Cooperative Telephone Company 150 Mbps Fiber 54s
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 Newell, South Dakota

  • West River Cooperative Telephone Company - Fiber - 98.5% Availability in Newell - Speeds up to 150 Mbps
  • Golden West Telecommunications - DSL - 5.3% Availability in Newell - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Newell - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Newell - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Newell

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Newell is the 191st most connected city in South Dakota behind Sturgis, Belle Fourche, Spearfish, Whitewood, and Deadwood.

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

Approximately 100 people in Butte 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: 99% of people living in Newell 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.

In Butte County, approximately 600 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 Newell

Data from our market researchers shows that many of the top providers in Newell currently use data caps on residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked since consumers view caps as a tactic to limit video streaming. Providers insist that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is streaming services, which can use 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Newell

Provider Type Coverage Speed
West River Cooperative Telephone Company Fiber 98.5%+ 150 Mbps
Celerity Networks Fixed Wireless 29.2%+ 40 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 5.3%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 41.7%+ 50 Mbps
Celerity Networks Fixed Wireless 8.7%+ 40 Mbps

Compare Newell to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Newell 7.3 Mbps 5 $3.03 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +408.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +111.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +108.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +120.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +120.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )