Internet Providers in Plankinton, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Plankinton, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 13.22 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 60.52%

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 100 broadband plans in Plankinton since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 127 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.

85.97 percent of Plankinton households (1,000 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 82 Mbps.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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

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 Plankinton, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Midstate Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Santel Communications 500 Mbps Fiber 16s
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 Plankinton, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - 89.3% Availability in Plankinton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Santel - 7.4% Availability in Plankinton - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Midstate - 3.7% Availability in Plankinton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Plankinton - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Plankinton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Plankinton

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Plankinton is the 73rd most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Chamberlain, Parkston, and Platte, but behind Lake Andes and Mitchell.

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

Fiber Availability: 23% of people living in Plankinton 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 Aurora County, approximately 600 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.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Plankinton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications DSL and Fiber 89.3%+ 100 Mbps
Santel Communications Fiber 7.4%+ 500 Mbps
Midstate Communications Fiber 3.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL and Fiber 100% 100 Mbps
Santel Communications Fiber 26.9%+ 500 Mbps

Compare Plankinton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Plankinton 13.2 Mbps 6 $0.41 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +335.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +93.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +86.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +98.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +102.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )