Internet Providers in Oacoma, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Oacoma, SD
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $90.96

Internet Access in Oacoma, South Dakota

According to our latest coverage data, the Oacoma area has two commonly available Internet options: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. They have speeds as high as 35 Mbps and availability in virtually one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet predominantly provides Satellite. Their Internet plans have availability in close to one hundred percent of the area and reported downstream speeds up to 25 Mbps.

6.9 percent of the Oacoma area is stuck with one or fewer options for Internet service. Accounting for all addresses in city limits, the average Internet user has at least 2 providers available. Addresses that have more choices usually get lower pricing and improved speed as the companies are incentivized to upgrade network infrastructure to earn customers.

The Internet packages listed above are collected individually by our data science team.

DSL-based broadband has strong coverage in comparison to other Internet technologies in Oacoma because it relies on phone wires to send digital data. The DSL copper line usually reaches the home from utility poles outside, which continues to a modem attached to the ethernet outlet inside to enable your Wifi service.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, Midstate Communications also serves Oacoma with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of census blocks and a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. Explore the map to compare broadband coverage at the census block level.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Oacoma, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Midstate Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Golden West Telecommunications 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Oacoma, South Dakota

  • Midstate - 100.0% Availability in Oacoma - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 92.7% Availability in Oacoma - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Golden West Telecommunications - 6.9% Availability in Oacoma - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Oacoma - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Oacoma - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Oacoma is the 46th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Winner, Miller, Chamberlain, Gregory, and Platte.

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

Approximately 4 people in Lyman 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: 100% of people living in Oacoma 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 93% of Oacoma 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 Lyman County, approximately 500 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 in Oacoma

Many Internet companies have added "data caps" on home WiFi and broadband packages in recent years. Some major Internet providers in the area, including CenturyLink, have data caps, according to the most recent plan data. Data caps as a trend fall under a wide range. They typically can be from 250GB up to one Terabyte or more. Data caps are usually quite high, meaning they don't pose an issue for the majority of users. Fiber to the Home (FTTH) providers generally won't have limits, so intensive Internet users and cord cutters in Oacoma are advised to search for fiber at their address using the zip coverage tool at the top of this page.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Oacoma

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Midstate Communications Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 92.7%+ 20 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 6.9%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 63.6%+ 40 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 43.9%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Oacoma to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Oacoma 9.2 Mbps 5 $1.64 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +406.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +109.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +107 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +118.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +118.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )