Internet Providers in Redfield, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Redfield, SD
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.25

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.

  • There are 8 internet providers in Redfield with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Redfield is the 62nd most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Miller, Groton, and Clark, but behind Huron and Aberdeen.

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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
Northern Valley Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Redfield, South Dakota

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 90.6% Availability in Redfield - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Midco - Cable - 81.4% Availability in Redfield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • NVC - Fiber - 66.0% Availability in Redfield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Redfield - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Redfield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Redfield

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Redfield is the 62nd most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Miller, Groton, and Clark, but behind Huron and Aberdeen.

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

Approximately 300 people in Spink 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: 66% of people living in Redfield 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 83% of Redfield 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 Spink County, approximately 1,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Redfield

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Northern Valley Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 90.6%+ 100 Mbps
Midco Cable 81.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Northern Valley Communications Fiber 66.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 23.4%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 43.6%+ 100 Mbps
Northern Valley Communications Fiber 34.9%+ 500 Mbps
Midco Business Cable 5.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 1.5%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Redfield to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Redfield 7.7 Mbps 7 $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +407.7 Mbps ) 16 ( +9 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +111.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +108.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +119.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +119.9 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )