Internet Providers in Scenic, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Scenic, SD
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $81.95

Internet Access in Scenic, South Dakota

Scenic offers 5 residential Internet Service Providers, or 7 when including business and mobile service. Consumers in the Scenic area have access to 4 broadband choices (Technologies like cable, DSL, and fiber).

Fixed wireless Internet service is the only Internet service choice in much of the Scenic area, discounting less ideal Internet access technologies such as satellite Internet. Our data shows that practically one hundred percent of of the population have access to fixed wireless service. This footprint will likely grow as the technology improves.

The broadband plans displayed on this page are collected individually by our data analysis team. The 23 plans displayed are the most current out of 75 packages we've seen in Scenic to date.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Scenic.

To summarize, Scenic's broadband access is below average — most blocks will have 2 providers available. A total of 100 area residents have one of fewer options for broadband. This is verifiable in the coverage map below. That's 100% of residents with a single source for Internet. View the interactive map to observe coverage variation between neighborhoods in Scenic, and access real-world speed test statistics between local providers.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Scenic, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Golden West Telecommunications 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Golden West Telecommunications 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Scenic, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - Fiber - 78.4% Availability in Scenic - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Golden West Telecommunications - DSL - 21.6% Availability in Scenic - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Scenic - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Scenic - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Scenic

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Scenic is the 60th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Porcupine and Kyle, but behind Ellsworth Afb, Hermosa, and Box Elder.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Pennington 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: 78% of people living in Scenic 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.

In Pennington County, approximately 5,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Scenic

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 78.4%+ 100 Mbps
Western Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 21.6%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber 100% 100 Mbps
Western Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications DSL 74.5%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Scenic to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Scenic 8.1 Mbps 5 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +407.3 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +110.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +108.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +119.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +119.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )