Internet Service Providers in Parker, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Parker, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 9.91 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 42.95%

Internet Access in Parker, South Dakota

There are 12 Internet providers in Parker. 2 of these are mobile LTE providers and 9 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) or HughesNet are Parker's primary wired broadband options.

DSL providers like Vast Broadband connect customers to Internet service via phone lines. This is why DSL is marketed through telecom companies that also offer landline phone plans. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Internet is accessible by 56.26 percent of addresses in Parker. copper DSL lines have limited capacity compared to fiber/cable infrastructure, resulting in low overall download and upload speeds. The Parker average speed (download only) is 9.91 Mbps , largely due to the tech issues outlined on this page. The Parker average speed is, in context, under the 60.45 Mbps South Dakota benchmark.

Keep in mind that since FCC coverage data is currently tallied up twice annually and only released six or more months after that, availability shown here may not be complete.

To summarize, the average Parker resident has 2 options for Internet. Parker ranks 68th out of 338 South Dakota communities in terms of the number of providers available at local addresses.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Parker, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Vast Broadband 1,000 Mbps DSL and Cable 8s
Golden West Telecommunications 100 Mbps Fiber and DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Parker, South Dakota

  • Vast Broadband - 55.6% Availability in Parker - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Golden West Telecommunications - 4.8% Availability in Parker - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Parker - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Parker - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Parker is the 68th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Hartford and Freeman, but behind Tea, Harrisburg, and Lennox.

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

Approximately 300 people in Turner 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.

Approximately 22% of Parker 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 Turner County, approximately 2,000 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 Parker

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Vast Broadband DSL, Cable, and Fixed Wireless 55.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Leap Communications Fixed Wireless 32.0%+ 40 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber and DSL 4.8%+ 100 Mbps
SpeedConnect Fixed Wireless 6.0%+ 15 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber and DSL 24.6%+ 100 Mbps
Vast Broadband Fiber 0.5%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Parker to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Parker 9.9 Mbps 9 $2.40 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +339.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +97.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +89.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +101.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +105.4 Mbps ) 9 $0.26 ( $0.00 )