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Internet Providers in Timber Lake, South Dakota
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Internet Access in Timber Lake, South Dakota
Data on this page is calculated from biannual FCC provider coverage filings. We leverage direct provider reports and other private data to validate the data down to the census block level. Plan, pricing, and other information on this page is collected through our research team. We've analyzed 71 Internet plans for Timber Lake since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 11 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority is the third largest wired broadband provider in Timber Lake, available for 71 percent of the area.
As a result of the limited wired Internet infrastructure, satellite and wireless broadband are the only services with widespread coverage for most addresses in Timber Lake and the surrounding area.
In summary, broadband choice is essentially non-existent in Timber Lake. This is clear through the map below, which illustrates the number of providers serving a given block.
Internet Statistics 2021
93.9% of consumers in Timber Lake600 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 Timber Lake, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority||150 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||54s||71.4%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
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 in Timber Lake
Data collected by our market researchers shows that popular providers in the area place a limit on streaming for their home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked because consumers see caps as a tactic to discourage streaming services. Providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the problem is the same: video streaming, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Timber Lake to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Timber Lake||40.6 Mbps||4||$2.63 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +493.8 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +108.2 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +120 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +128.9 Mbps )||23 ( +19 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +121.5 Mbps )||8 ( +4 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|