Internet Providers in Whitewood, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Whitewood, SD
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $58.16

Internet Access in Whitewood, South Dakota

There are two broadband options for Whitewood residents: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. They have speeds up to 100 Mbps and availability in close to one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet offers Satellite, with coverage in near one hundred percent of Whitewood.

The Internet packages listed here are manually collected by our research team.

30.95 percent of the Whitewood area is stuck with one or fewer Internet choices. Aside from these underserved areas, the average resident can find 2 providers to choose from. Addresses with more competition usually see reduced pricing as these providers are incentivized to upgrade network infrastructure to win subscribers.

As might be expected for cities with Whitewood'ssomewhat low level of broadband service competitiveness, the average download speeds in Whitewood fall under the South Dakota average. The current average speed in Whitewood in the past twelve months is 0 Mbps.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, Vast Broadband also serves Whitewood with a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. Providers such as Celerity Networks can connect their subscribers to as much as 40 Mbps via direct wireless hardware. See the interactive map below to see how many options residents have at a granular level, or the "Download Speeds" tab to compare how Viasat compares with other Whitewood options in real-world speed tests.

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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 Whitewood, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Vast Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
West River Cooperative Telephone Company 150 Mbps Fiber 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Whitewood, South Dakota

  • Vast Broadband - 69.2% Availability in Whitewood - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Midco - 54.0% Availability in Whitewood - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 47.0% Availability in Whitewood - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • West River Cooperative Telephone Company - 1.9% Availability in Whitewood - Speeds up to 150 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Whitewood - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Whitewood - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Whitewood

Whitewood Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Whitewood is the 88th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Lead and Deadwood, but behind Sturgis, Spearfish, and Belle Fourche.

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

Approximately 700 people in Lawrence 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.

Approximately 69% of Whitewood 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 Lawrence County, approximately 2,000 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 Whitewood

Many Internet companies have added data caps on home WiFi and Internet packages. Some Internet providers in the area — CenturyLink included — have plans with data caps. Data caps as a trend vary quite a bit. They typically can be anywhere from 250GB up to a Terabyte. The majority of residential Internet data caps are quite high, meaning they don't affect most customers. CenturyLink customers in Whitewood are advised to confirm data limitations when purchasing service. Don't presume them based on statements online.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Whitewood

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Celerity Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
Vast Broadband Cable 69.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Midco Cable 54.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 47.0%+ 60 Mbps
Western Communications Fixed Wireless 14.0%+ 30 Mbps
West River Cooperative Telephone Company Fiber 1.9%+ 150 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Celerity Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
Western Communications Fixed Wireless 43.6%+ 30 Mbps
Midco Business Cable 3.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Vast Broadband Fiber 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps