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Internet Providers in Plankinton, South Dakota
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Internet Access in Plankinton, South Dakota
Data below is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory filings. BroadbandNow also uses direct provider coverage reports and other private datasets to further validate and enhance that data on a census block or lit address level. Plan, pricing, and other information is aggregated manually through our data division. We have aggregated 127 broadband plans in Plankinton since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 16 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
27.65 percent of Plankinton households (300 residents total) are limited to a single option for wired broadband service, or none.
Golden West Telecommunications provides an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Plankinton with a maximum speed of 100 Mbps.
Viasat Internet has the widest availability for Plankinton residents. virtually one hundred percent of Plankinton census blocks can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in near one hundred percent of Plankinton with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package in Plankinton is 25 Mbps.
Satellite is the best-performing network type with coverage in Plankinton that residents should consider. To see detailed results, type your zip in the search tool above.
Internet Statistics 2021
27.7% of consumers in Plankinton300 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 Plankinton, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Midstate Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||3.7%|
|Santel Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||7.4%|
|Golden West Telecommunications||250 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||32s||89.6%|
|Golden West Telecommunications||250 Mbps||Cable||32s||62.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
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.
Data Cap Issues Around Plankinton
Data collected by our market research team shows that popular providers in Plankinton place some sort of limit on data use for their home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since users see them as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers explain that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is streaming services, which easily uses 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Plankinton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Plankinton||12.3 Mbps||7||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +522.1 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +136.5 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +148.3 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +157.2 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +149.8 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|