Internet Service Providers in Warner, South Dakota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Warner, SD
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 70.46 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 18.32%

Internet Access in Warner, South Dakota

Warner features a total of 7 Internet service providers (ISPs) marketing residential connections, and a total of 9 including specialized business and mobile providers.

The information on this page is primarily sourced from FCC filings specific to the area, and is validated with private databases to create more useful resources than governmental websites. Data on pricing and speeds of current Internet plans is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points annually.

Taking a look at network technology offered around the area, we see that the most prevalent hardwired Internet technology types are DSL and Satellite, with 85.89% and close to one hundred percent respectively. Phone providers are the main source for DSL connections, which makes technical sense because DSL sends digital information via phone lines. DSL underperforms when compared with all major wired broadband options.

Since many houses are only wired for one telephone (DSL) provider and one cable television company, the average home in Warner has 2 wired Internet providers to choose from (2.91 per census block). 20.27% of the Warner area — 100 people in total — have one or fewer choices for which provider to use. DSL and cable broadband usually offer the best pricing for home use.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widespread Internet option on the whole, covering close to one hundred percent of Warner residents. HughesNet has registered availability for virtually one hundred percent of the population. The top download speed recorded for Viasat is 35 Mbps. HughesNet offers as high as 25 Mbps. In general, anything above 10 Mbps will be enough for streaming standard definition video on WiFi, but becomes problematic when multiple people try to access modern services like video chat and etc. Refer to the availability maps on this page to see broadband options at the census block level in Warner.

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 Warner, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Northern Valley Communications 500 Mbps Fiber 16s
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
James Valley Telecommunications 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Warner, South Dakota

  • CenturyLink - 85.9% Availability in Warner - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Midco - 74.2% Availability in Warner - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • NVC - 23.9% Availability in Warner - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • James Valley Telecommunications - 4.2% Availability in Warner - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Warner - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Warner - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Warner

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Warner is the 13th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Aberdeen, Ellendale, Redfield, Ipswich, and Groton.

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 Brown 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: 24% of people living in Warner 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 80% of Warner 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 Brown County, approximately 4,000 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 in Warner

ISPs have been moving to add data caps on their residential broadband plans. Some major Internet service providers in Warner — CenturyLink included — have plans with data caps according to our most recent data. Data caps vary widely, and run anywhere from 250 Gigabytes up to one Terabyte or more. The majority of home Internet caps will be quite high, meaning they won't affect the majority of cord cutters. Potential CenturyLink users in Warner should double check data use policies when signing up, and not presume them based on what you've seen advertised.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Warner

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Northern Valley Communications Fiber and Fixed Wireless 99.0%+ 500 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 85.9%+ 60 Mbps
Midco Cable 74.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
James Valley Telecommunications DSL 4.2%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 60 Mbps
Northern Valley Communications Fiber 53.8%+ 250 Mbps
Midco Business Cable 11.3%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Warner to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Warner 70.5 Mbps 7 $0.28 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +278.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +36.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +29.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +41.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +44.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )