Internet Providers in Owanka, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Owanka, SD
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $81.95

Internet Access in Owanka, South Dakota

Owanka residences have, on average, 2.04 Internet providers to choose from. This is normal for the US, since most companies that sell Internet were formerly cable TV or phone providers, and most houses have long been wired for both of these services.

The data on this page comes from FCC filings specific to the area, and is with private databases and direct provider reporting to create more accurate listings than governmental websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points every year. We've analyzed 77 Owanka Internet plans from 2014–present, with 23 Internet deals currently available in the area.

Taking a look at network technologies with significant infrastructure already built within the area, the most frequently available hardwired Internet technology types are Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber (close to one hundred percent coverage). Fiber is built on newer fiber-optic lines, which are made of hair-like glass strands that can send digital data as light. Fiber network technology offers stronger downloads and reliability, but may switch to slower copper cables in the "last mile" near a subscriber. Coaxial technology can downgrade performance, but they are still faster than cable/DSL.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the largest coverage area for Owanka residents. virtually one hundred percent of Owanka census blocks can get access to them. HughesNet is the most common followup choice, serving practically one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest package for Owanka is 25 Mbps download.

While the main providers are Viasat and HughesNet, Golden West Telecommunications also serves Owanka with availability in close to one hundred percent of residents and a recorded top speed of 100 Mbps. Providers like Western Communications can connect you to 30 Mbps or more via direct wireless relays. See the interactive map below to compare broadband coverage on the census block level, and the "Download Speeds" tab to see how local ISPs compare in real-world speed tests.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Owanka, 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 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Golden West Telecommunications 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Owanka, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - Fiber - 100.0% Availability in Owanka - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Golden West Telecommunications - DSL - 4.0% Availability in Owanka - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Owanka - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Owanka - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Owanka

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Owanka is the 192nd most connected city in South Dakota behind Ellsworth Afb, Black Hawk, Rapid City, Hermosa, and Box Elder.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Pennington 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 Owanka 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.

In Pennington County, approximately 5,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Owanka

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 100% 100 Mbps
Western Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 4.0%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 100% 100 Mbps
Western Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 8.9%+ 50 Mbps