Internet Providers in Oglala, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Oglala, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 16.19 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.78%

Internet Access in Oglala, South Dakota

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the strongest coverage footprint in Oglala. HughesNet is also commonly available.

The information on this page is primarily sourced from FCC coverage reports. Coverage data is confirmed with privatized data sources to create more detailed results than governmental websites. Information on pricing and speeds of listed Internet plans is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans annually.

In terms of network tech available the area, we see that the most common wired broadband Internet tech options are Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber (99.22 percent coverage). Fiber technology uses future-proofed fiber-optic lines, which are composed of dense glass or plastic strands which send digital data using light. Fiber network technology provides better downloads and performance, but may switch to copper wires in the "last mile" near a subscriber. Consequently, some fiber connections might not offer true "gigabit" performance.

Golden West Telecommunications provides a common alternative to the primary providers, serving Oglala with a maximum speed of 100 Mbps.

For a granular look at how broadband access changes throughout Oglala, explore the map below and use the zoom and pan tools to navigate. The average amount of broadband availability is 1.7 providers per census block. This leaves 29.8 percent of consumers in the area with only one option.

Internet Statistics 2021

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Oglala, SD

500 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 Oglala, 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
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Oglala, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - 99.2% Availability in Oglala - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Oglala - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Oglala - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Oglala

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Oglala is the 78th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Porcupine and Kyle, but behind Chadron, Pine Ridge, and Gordon.

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

Approximately 400 people in Shannon 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 Oglala 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 70% of Oglala 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 Shannon County, approximately 4,000 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 Cord Cutting in Oglala

Data collected by our research team shows that common providers currently use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since subscribers view them as a strategy to discourage "cord cutting". Providers insist data caps are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming services, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Oglala

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber and DSL 99.2%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber and DSL 100% 100 Mbps

Compare Oglala 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 ( +332.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +90.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +18 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +83.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +95.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +21 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +99.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )