Internet Providers in Porcupine, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Porcupine, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 24.55 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 55.62%

Internet Access in Porcupine, South Dakota

DSL service is the only wired broadband network choice with meaningful coverage at addresses in Porcupine. According to the most current data, it's available to around close to one hundred percent of Porcupine. DSL service reaches subscribers by phone wires on utility poles. This is why it comes from telephone companies like Golden West Telecommunications.

As of recent FCC reporting, 57.28 percent of Porcupine households are limited to only one choice for wired Internet service.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) offers the widest availability in Porcupine. near one hundred percent of Porcupine census blocks can get access to them. HughesNet is also a common choice, serving virtually one hundred percent of residents with Satellite Internet service. The fastest package we've found for HughesNet in Porcupine is 25 Mbps.

Golden West Telecommunications provides a common alternative, serving Porcupine with practically one hundred percent availability and a maximum speed of 71 Mbps.

Broadband coverage insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from government data from the FCC and privatized data we source directly from providers. Statistics regarding speed data is sourced primarily from M-Labs, which is a speed test tool integrated into our site as well as Google and Chrome queries. Our research team has hand-aggregated price on 73 Internet offerings in Porcupine as of 2021.

  • There are 5 internet providers in Porcupine with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Porcupine is the 282nd most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Kyle, but behind Pine Ridge, Gordon, Oglala, and Martin.
  • The fastest zip code in Porcupine for February 2021 is 57772. (see all below).

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 Porcupine, South Dakota

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Porcupine, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - 99.8% Availability in Porcupine - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Porcupine - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Porcupine - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Porcupine

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Porcupine is the 282nd most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Kyle, but behind Pine Ridge, Gordon, Oglala, and Martin.

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

Approximately 400 people in Shannon 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: 9% of people living in Porcupine 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.

Approximately 43% of Porcupine 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.

As of this month, 57772 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Porcupine.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Shannon County, approximately 4,000 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.

Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Porcupine

Data from our research team suggests that many of the common ISPs currently place some sort of limit on data use on residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue lately because consumers see caps as a tactic to discourage "cord cutting". Providers insist that caps are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network congestion. Either way, the culprit is video streaming, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Porcupine

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications DSL, Cable, and Fiber 99.8%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL, Fiber, and Cable 100% 100 Mbps

Compare Porcupine to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
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New York 349.1 Mbps ( +324.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +82.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +18 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +75.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +87.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +21 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +90.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )