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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 Provider State Coverage Link
CenturyLink 58.2% Visit site
Midco 54.9% Visit site
Vast Broadband 30.4% Visit site
Rise Broadband 29% Visit site
Golden West Telecommunications 19.2% Visit site
Frontier Communications 13.9% Visit site
NVC 8.7% Visit site
Cox Communications 6.3% Visit site
Santel Communications 6.3% Visit site
RC Technologies 6.2% Visit site

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Internet Provider State Coverage Link
City of Brookings Telephone Fund 5.2% Visit site
Mediacom 4.3% Visit site
Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative 4.2% Visit site
SpeedConnect 3.9% Visit site
Celerity Networks 3.8% Visit site
Venture Communications Cooperative 3.4% Visit site
Data Truck 3.2% Visit site
Alliance Communications 3.1% Visit site
James Valley Telecommunications 2.2% Visit site
Hanson Communications 1.9% Visit site
Mitchell Telecom 1.9% Visit site
Midstate Communications 1.6% Visit site
MVTV Wireless 1.4% Visit site
FiberComm L.C. 1.2% Visit site
Interlakes Wireless 1% Visit site
West River Cooperative Telephone Company 0.9% Visit site
West River Telecommunications Cooperative 0.9% Visit site
Triotel 0.8% Visit site
Cable One 0.8% Visit site
Long Lines 0.8% Visit site
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority 0.7% Visit site
Valley Telecommunications 0.6% Visit site
ITC 0.4% N/A
Kennebec Telephone 0.4% Visit site
Beresford Municipal Telephone 0.3% Visit site
Jefferson Telecom 0.2% Visit site
US Cellular 0.2% Visit site
Native American Telecom 0.2% N/A
Consolidated Telcom 0.1% Visit site
Evertek 0.1% Visit site
VTX1 0.1% Visit site
City of Faith Telephone Company 0.1% Visit site
Leap Communications 0.1% 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
Fiber 28.5%
Cable 67.6%
DSL 75.2%
Fixed Wireless 66.3%

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 Mbps 1.5%
6 to 10 Mbps 5.5%
11 to 20 Mbps 3.0%
21 to 30 Mbps 2.0%
31 to 75 Mbps 5.7%
76 to 100 Mbps 13.9%
101 to 250 Mbps 12.5%
251 to 500 Mbps 0.7%
501 to 999 Mbps 0.0%
1 Gbps or more 53.6%

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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