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There are 80 home TV and internet providers and 100 business providers across all of South Dakota. 84.6% of homes can get more than one wired (cable, DSL, fiber) internet provider, which is below average (#26 out of 52, including Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.). Competition is generally good for the customer, which means internet in South Dakota is more likely to offer competitive speeds or prices. All home internet providers are listed below.

South Dakota Internet Service Providers

Internet ProviderState CoverageLink
CenturyLink58.2%Visit site
Midco54.9%Visit site
Vast Broadband30.4%Visit site
Rise Broadband29%Visit site
Golden West Telecommunications19.2%Visit site
Frontier Communications13.9%Visit site
NVC8.7%Visit site
Cox Communications6.3%Visit site
Santel Communications6.3%Visit site
RC Technologies6.2%Visit site

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Internet ProviderState CoverageLink
City of Brookings Telephone Fund5.2%Visit site
Mediacom4.3%Visit site
Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative4.2%Visit site
SpeedConnect3.9%Visit site
Celerity Networks3.8%Visit site
Venture Communications Cooperative3.4%Visit site
Data Truck3.2%Visit site
Alliance Communications3.1%Visit site
James Valley Telecommunications2.2%Visit site
Hanson Communications1.9%Visit site
Mitchell Telecom1.9%Visit site
Midstate Communications1.6%Visit site
MVTV Wireless1.4%Visit site
FiberComm L.C.1.2%Visit site
Interlakes Wireless1%Visit site
West River Cooperative Telephone Company0.9%Visit site
West River Telecommunications Cooperative0.9%Visit site
Triotel0.8%Visit site
Cable One0.8%Visit site
Long Lines0.8%Visit site
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority0.7%Visit site
Valley Telecommunications0.6%Visit site
ITC0.4%N/A
Kennebec Telephone0.4%Visit site
Beresford Municipal Telephone0.3%Visit site
Jefferson Telecom0.2%Visit site
US Cellular0.2%Visit site
Native American Telecom0.2%N/A
Consolidated Telcom0.1%Visit site
Evertek0.1%Visit site
VTX10.1%Visit site
City of Faith Telephone Company0.1%Visit site
Leap Communications0.1%Visit site
Dickey Rural Telephone Cooperative<.1%Visit site
RT<.1%Visit site
Spiral Communications<.1%Visit site
Great Plains Communications<.1%Visit site
Federated Telephone Cooperative<.1%Visit site
Community Internet Service<.1%Visit site
Three River Digital Communications<.1%Visit site
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company<.1%Visit site
Farmers Telephone Company (Heartland)<.1%Visit site
Consolidated Communications<.1%Visit site
Red River Communications<.1%Visit site
Birch Communications<.1%Visit site
N.E. Colorado Cellular<.1%Visit site

10.8% of South Dakotans have only 1 wired provider connected to their block. 4.4% have no options at their homes except for satellite internet. This places South Dakota as the 27th most connected state.

Internet Provider Types

95.6% of South Dakota homes can get some type of internet. The table below shows which types of service are available.

Internet Type% of South Dakota
Fiber28.5%
Cable67.6%
DSL75.2%
Fixed Wireless66.3%

South Dakota Internet Speeds

We measure two different types of max speeds. The first is a measure of the fastest speed a home could get for any price. For South Dakota the average is 23.2 Mbps. This measure puts South Dakota #29 out of 52 in the US.

Download Speed% of South Dakota
.1 to 5 Mbps1.5%
6 to 10 Mbps5.5%
11 to 20 Mbps3.0%
21 to 30 Mbps2.0%
31 to 75 Mbps5.7%
76 to 100 Mbps13.9%
101 to 250 Mbps12.5%
251 to 500 Mbps0.7%
501 to 999 Mbps0.0%
1 Gbps or more53.6%

Our second measure of speed is the actual average speed in Mbps for all South Dakotans. Real-world average speeds in South Dakota are about 23.2 Mbps, meaning South Dakota ranks #35 out of 52.

Detailed Internet Data by City

DecisionData has obsessively collected and calculated the most comprehensive data for ISPs (internet service providers) in South Dakota. Click on a city to view detailed information including speeds by provider by city and much more.

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