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Internet Providers in Redfield, South Dakota
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Internet Access in Redfield, South Dakota
Redfield features multiple broadband varieties within the city including fiber and cable. Optical Fiber, by far the more robust connection option for upload speed, is available to 66.29 percent of the Redfield area, accounting for all providers. Cable service, generally considered the strongest budget technology, has 81.39 percent availability.
The packages displayed on this page are collected manually through our data science team.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Redfield.
There is above-average competition between providers within Redfield, but 500 people in the area don't have access to multiple providers. The consequence of this is that if they aren't satisfied by their service from the incumbent provider, they have to compromise for a low-speed wireless option. However, this isn't the norm in Redfield — the majority of households have 3-4 Internet options.
Aside from the Internet providers listed above, CenturyLink is a third option for coverage in 90 percent of Redfield. Fixed wireless providers like Northern Valley Communications are worth looking at, but the main wired providers are usually a better deal so far as performance.
Internet Statistics 2021
17.1% of consumers in Redfield500 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 Redfield, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Northern Valley Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||66.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||90.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps and Cord Cutting in Redfield
Data collected by our research team shows that some of the top ISPs in the area currently use data caps on residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked because consumers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming, which can consume 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Redfield to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Redfield||12.4 Mbps||7||$0.61 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +522 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +136.4 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +148.2 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +157.1 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +149.7 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|