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%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Okaton, South Dakota
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
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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
|Golden West Telecommunications||DSL and Fiber||95.9%+||100 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||35 Mbps|
|Golden West Telecommunications||DSL and Fiber||100%||100 Mbps|