Internet Providers in Okaton, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Okaton, SD
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $81.95

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 88.78 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 88 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 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 Fiber 1m 21s
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 Okaton, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - Fiber - 36.7% Availability in Okaton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Golden West Telecommunications - DSL - 88.8% Availability in Okaton - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Okaton - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Okaton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Okaton

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Okaton is the 147th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Saint Francis, Rosebud, and Mission, but behind Fort Pierre and Pierre.

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: 37% 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 3 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 Fiber 36.7%+ 100 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 88.8%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 58.0%+ 100 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 100% 50 Mbps