Internet Providers in Porcupine, South Dakota

Most Popular Internet Providers in Porcupine, South Dakota:

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  • 1. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $64.99 - $249.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $249.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
  • 2. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Golden West Telecommunications
    99.8% Available
    99.8%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $61.95 - $101.95

    Speeds up to:
    250 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-250mbps
    • Connection: Fiber and DSL
    • Price Range: $61.95 - $101.95
  • 4. 4. Golden West Telecommunications
    33.7% Available
    33.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $61.95 - $101.95

    Speeds up to:
    250 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-250mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $61.95 - $101.95
  • 1. Golden West Telecommunications
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $61.95 - $61.95

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-50mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $61.95 - $61.95
  • 2. Golden West Telecommunications
    48.9% Available
    48.9%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $61.95 - $101.95

    Speeds up to:
    250 Mbps
    Download
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-250mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $61.95 - $101.95
  • 3. Golden West Telecommunications
    2.2% Available
    2.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $61.95 - $101.95

    Speeds up to:
    250 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-250mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $61.95 - $101.95
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $75

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. Verizon
    58.3% Available
    58.3%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $55 - $65

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Porcupine, South Dakota

As evidence in the listings on this page, wireless service provides the only realistic broadband technology available for Porcupine addresses.

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

Viasat Internet 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 100 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 82 Internet offerings in Porcupine as of 2022.

Internet Statistics 2022

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 Availability
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
Golden West Telecommunications 250 Mbps Fiber and DSL 32s 99.8%
Golden West Telecommunications 250 Mbps Cable 32s 33.7%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

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Porcupine is the 167th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Kyle, Gordon, and Martin, but behind Pine Ridge and Oglala.

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.

In Shannon County, approximately 400 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.

Compare Porcupine to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Porcupine 24.8 Mbps 5 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +520.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( +136.5 Mbps ) 20 ( +15 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +156.1 Mbps ) 19 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +161.8 Mbps ) 26 ( +21 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +154.3 Mbps ) 10 ( +5 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )