Internet Providers in Parker, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Parker, SD
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $71.08

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 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 56.84 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 11.83 Mbps , largely due to the tech issues outlined on this page. The Parker average speed is, in context, under the 68.46 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 number of options locals have for Internet in Parker is below average — most of the area has 1-2 providers available. 1,000 of area residents have one of fewer options — as is verifiable in the availability map below. (That's 97.68 percent of the population stuck with only one Internet provider in their area.) View the interactive map below to observe how coverage varies between neighborhoods in the area, and access real-world speed test statistics for the most common providers.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Parker, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Vast Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Golden West Telecommunications 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Vast Broadband 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
Golden West Telecommunications 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Parker, South Dakota

  • Vast Broadband - Cable - 32.1% Availability in Parker - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Vast Broadband - DSL - 56.2% Availability in Parker - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Golden West Telecommunications - Fiber - 4.8% Availability in Parker - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Golden West Telecommunications - DSL - 1.7% Availability in Parker - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Parker - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Parker - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Parker

Parker Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Parker is the 126th 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.

In Turner County, approximately 3,000 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 Cable 32.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Vast Broadband DSL 56.2%+ 25 Mbps
Vast Broadband Fixed Wireless 39.3%+ 25 Mbps
Leap Communications Fixed Wireless 37.7%+ 40 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 4.8%+ 100 Mbps
SpeedConnect Fixed Wireless 6.0%+ 15 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 1.7%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 24.6%+ 100 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 2.0%+ 50 Mbps
Vast Broadband Fiber 0.6%+ 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 11.8 Mbps 9 $1.01 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +403.6 Mbps ) 16 ( +7 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +107.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +104.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +115.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +115.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )