Internet Providers in Waubay, SD

Residential Internet Statistics for Waubay, SD
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $34.95
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Waubay, South Dakota:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 2. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 3. Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative
    98.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    98.7% Available
  • 4. Midco
    44% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    44% Available
  • 5. 5. RC Technologies
    9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *20 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    9% Available
  • 6. 6. Venture
    2.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    2.2% Available

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Internet Access in Waubay, South Dakota

Consumers will find 8 Internet service providers (ISPs) operating in Waubay. There are 2 LTE providers.

53.8 percent of Waubay is currently cut off from choice so far as broadband Internet service. This is not a surprise, since market competition between providers is poor. Residences in the city have 1-2 options for Internet service, when averaged across the entire community.

There are basically two network types for Waubay residents: fiber or cable. Fiber infrastructure is commonly used to replace aging DSL networks, since replacing DSL lines with fiber-optic is commonly more affordable than the alternative of maintaining outdated copper DSL lines. Costs aside, fiber also allows significantly stronger speed range. Fiber has advertised speeds up to 250 Mbps in Waubay, while DSL tends to cap out under 100 Mbps.

Keep in mind, since FCC coverage data is only processed twice annually and only released 6+ months after, availability listed might not reflect the most recent network expansions or regional changes.

Viasat Internet is the most common overall. They offer coverage reaching close to one hundred percent of Waubay residents. HughesNet, in contrast, is available to close to practically one hundred percent of local residents. The fastest download speed recorded for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps. HughesNet offers packages up to 25 Mbps. In general, anything above 10 megabits per second is enough to stream SD videos to devices on WiFi, but may become an issue for large households or high-bandwidth services like Google Hangouts and multiplayer gaming. See the availability maps below to see Internet options on a granular level.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Waubay, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 44.0%
Venture Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 2.2%
Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 98.7%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
700 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

Reference

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Waubay is the 230th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Clark, but behind Watertown, Sisseton, Milbank, and Webster.

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

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Waubay have residential fiber service available to them.

Reference

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 46% of Waubay residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

Reference

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Day County, approximately 300 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Map of ISPs in Waubay

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