Internet Providers in Okaton, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Okaton, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 0 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 70.41%

Internet Access in Okaton, South Dakota

The average Okaton household has access to Internet service from 1.26 providers.

DSL Internet providers like Golden West Telecommunications deliver Internet services using copper telephone wires, which is why DSL frequently comes through telecommunication companies that bundle Internet access with phone service. DSL (standing for Digital Subscriber Line) is accessible by 95.92 percent of addresses in Okaton. See the table directly below to get an idea of how provider-promised download speeds compare to actual speedsrecorded by local subscribers.

Golden West Telecommunications is also a common Internet option in Okaton, offering DSL connections in 95 percent of Okaton.

Since FCC coverage data is currently only tallied up biannually and only released 6+ months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete. We gather coverage data directly from some companies to help fix this problem.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable ISPs in Okaton as measured by coverage. The more common companies often cover the same addresses in different neighborhoods around Okaton.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Okaton, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Golden West Telecommunications 100 Mbps DSL 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 Okaton, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - 95.9% Availability in Okaton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Okaton - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Okaton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Okaton

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Okaton is the 234th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Mission, but behind Fort Pierre, Pierre, Saint Francis, and Rosebud.

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: 30% of people living in Okaton 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 26% of Okaton 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 Video Streaming Around Okaton

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that some of the top ISPs in Okaton use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since consumers view caps as a strategy to limit "cord cutting". Providers insist data caps are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming services, which easily consumes 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Okaton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications DSL and Fiber 95.9%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL and Fiber 100% 100 Mbps