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%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Porcupine, South Dakota
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.
Internet Statistics 2021
57.3% of consumers in Porcupine1,000 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
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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
|Golden West Telecommunications||DSL, Cable, and Fiber||99.8%+||100 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 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|
|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 )|