Internet Providers in Timber Lake, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Timber Lake, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 46.62 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 150 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 28.63%

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 65 Internet plans for Timber Lake since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 217 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 (formerly Exede) 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

600 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Timber Lake, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority 150 Mbps Fiber and DSL 54s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Timber Lake, South Dakota

  • Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority - 71.4% Availability in Timber Lake - Speeds up to 150 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Timber Lake - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Timber Lake - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Timber Lake

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Timber Lake is the 165th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Gettysburg and Mc Laughlin, but behind Fort Yates, Mobridge, and Eagle Butte.

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 Dewey 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: 71% of people living in Timber Lake 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 Dewey County, approximately 200 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Timber Lake

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority Fiber and DSL 71.4%+ 150 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority Fiber 100% 150 Mbps

Compare Timber Lake to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Timber Lake 46.6 Mbps 4 $1.22 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +302.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +60.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +53.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +65.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +68.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )