Internet Providers in Springfield, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Springfield, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 16.19 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 1.45%

Internet Access in Springfield, South Dakota

The average census block area within Springfield has coverage byan average of 2.65 Internet providers. As a result, most houses in the city will have at least 2-3 options for Internet, and can easily switch when they are disappointed with a provider.

Golden West Telecommunications is an second choice. They offer 97 percent coverage and a top download speed of 100 Mbps.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) offers the largest coverage area for Springfield residents. They are available to virtually one hundred percent of Springfield census blocks. HughesNet is also a common choice in the area, providing practically one hundred percent of Springfield with Satellite Internet service. HughesNet's strongest plan for Springfield is 25 Mbps.

The data listed here comes from FCC reports specific to Springfield, and is with private databases and direct provider reporting to output more granular results than is available from government websites. Information about pricing and speed of specific Internet plans is sourced by our data experts, who gather thousands of plans each year. There are 77 collected plans in Springfield since 2014, with 23 Internet or bundled deals currently available.

The takeaway here is that Springfield's broadband infrastructure follows a pattern seen in many South Dakota cities and towns: strong coverage of cable and DSL service, with the problem being that most houses or apartments are stuck with one option for either type of service. The cable/DSL pattern has a simple cause. Broadband Internet companies used to be cable TV and phone corporations. So, they can use these pre-existing wired networks for delivering their broadband Internet bundles. Fiber Internet is slowly growing as an alternative, and while not all "Fiber" plans are "Fiber to the Home" connections, 98.55 percent of the area is covered by fiber Internet stretching at least to the building property.

Internet Statistics 2021

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Springfield, SD

300 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 Springfield, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Golden West Telecommunications 100 Mbps Fiber, Cable, and DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Fort Randall Telephone Company 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Springfield, South Dakota

  • Golden West Telecommunications - 97.9% Availability in Springfield - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Fort Randall Telephone Company - 1.5% Availability in Springfield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Springfield - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Springfield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Springfield

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Springfield is the 274th most connected city in South Dakota behind Creighton, Yankton, Bloomfield, Wagner, and Crofton.

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

Approximately 200 people in Bon Homme 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: 99% of people living in Springfield 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 84% of Springfield 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 Bon Homme 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 Around Springfield

Data from our market researchers shows that some of the top ISPs in Springfield place some sort of limit on data use on residential broadband plans. Data caps are disliked because consumers view caps as a strategy to discourage streaming services, while providers explain that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: video streaming, which can use one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Internet access in Springfield neighborhoods

Springfield coverage information is available for the following neighborhoods: Running Water.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Springfield

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber, Cable, and DSL 97.9%+ 100 Mbps
Fort Randall Telephone Company DSL 1.5%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Golden West Telecommunications Fiber, Cable, and DSL 100% 100 Mbps

Compare Springfield to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
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New York 349.1 Mbps ( +332.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +90.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +18 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +83.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +95.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +21 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +99.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )