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Internet Service in South Dakota

Despite being largely rural, in South Dakota, 96.8% of the population can get Internet at speeds as high as 10 Mbps. Yet 27% of South Dakota still has no Internet. Surprisingly this is an average state level of the percentage of those without Internet. There are many states with much higher rates.

In South Dakota, Internet technology is widely available. 78.8% of the population has DSL access. 73.3% has cable Internet options. 99.9% has wireless Internet available to them. 40.6% has fiber Internet as a choice. More than 43% of individual can choose from 3 or more Internet service providers serving their area. This choice helps residents find a good fit.

21.40%

Population with faster than 1 gbps available.

32.30%

Population with only 100 mbps speeds or less available.

13.70%

Population with only 25 mbps speeds or less available.

27 mbps

Average internet download speed across the state

3.80%

Population with no wired internet access available.

96.20%

Population with wired internet access available.

31.00%

Population underserved with minimum service options available

28

Average broadband score for South Dakota

Broadband in South Dakota

Largest Cities in South DakotaProvidersMax Speeds (mbps)Avg. Speeds (mbps)Broadband Score
Aberdeen, SD11200 mbps40 mbps37 mbps4 mbps35
Belle Fourche, SD9200 mbps40 mbps55 mbps6 mbps35
Beresford, SD950 mbps5 mbps16 mbps2 mbps24
Box Elder, SD12200 mbps20 mbps33 mbps4 mbps42
Brandon, SD7100 mbps100 mbps26 mbps16 mbps18
Brookings, SD121 gbps50 mbps70 mbps6 mbps39
Canton, SD12200 mbps20 mbps40 mbps4 mbps32
Chamberlain, SD10100 mbps100 mbps19 mbps11 mbps27
Crooks, SD8200 mbps100 mbps48 mbps16 mbps26
Custer, SD650 mbps10 mbps18 mbps3 mbps21
Dell Rapids, SD9200 mbps20 mbps37 mbps4 mbps30
Eagle Butte, SD625 mbps5 mbps15 mbps2 mbps14
Elk Point, SD10200 mbps20 mbps28 mbps3 mbps26
Flandreau, SD8200 mbps20 mbps53 mbps6 mbps27
Fort Pierre, SD7200 mbps40 mbps42 mbps5 mbps26
Gregory, SD650 mbps10 mbps20 mbps3 mbps22
Groton, SD770 mbps8 mbps24 mbps3 mbps22
Harrisburg, SD12200 mbps20 mbps39 mbps4 mbps31
Hartford, SD1050 mbps10 mbps13 mbps2 mbps20
Hot Springs, SD650 mbps14 mbps19 mbps3 mbps21
Huron, SD10200 mbps40 mbps29 mbps3 mbps31
Lead, SD8200 mbps20 mbps58 mbps6 mbps35
Lennox, SD10200 mbps20 mbps45 mbps5 mbps28
Madison, SD10200 mbps20 mbps50 mbps5 mbps32
Milbank, SD9200 mbps20 mbps42 mbps4 mbps33
Miller, SD6200 mbps20 mbps46 mbps5 mbps22
Mitchell, SD121 gbps1 gbps102 mbps81 mbps72
Mobridge, SD7200 mbps20 mbps45 mbps5 mbps26
North Sioux City, SD151 gbps1 gbps101 mbps20 mbps62
Oglala, SD850 mbps10 mbps14 mbps2 mbps21
Parkston, SD6500 mbps500 mbps37 mbps22 mbps26
Pierre, SD101 gbps1 gbps30 mbps4 mbps26
Pine Ridge, SD1050 mbps10 mbps13 mbps2 mbps20
Rapid City, SD141 gbps1 gbps37 mbps5 mbps38
Redfield, SD9200 mbps20 mbps44 mbps5 mbps36
Rosebud, SD850 mbps10 mbps13 mbps2 mbps21
Salem, SD6100 mbps100 mbps29 mbps18 mbps21
Sioux Falls, SD161 gbps1 gbps34 mbps5 mbps37
Sisseton, SD61 gbps1 gbps179 mbps168 mbps100
Spearfish, SD11200 mbps40 mbps45 mbps5 mbps35
Springfield, SD665 mbps15 mbps20 mbps3 mbps21
Sturgis, SD8200 mbps50 mbps58 mbps6 mbps34
Tea, SD10200 mbps20 mbps47 mbps5 mbps32
Vermillion, SD11200 mbps20 mbps32 mbps4 mbps31
Volga, SD7150 mbps20 mbps35 mbps4 mbps24
Wagner, SD625 mbps3 mbps14 mbps2 mbps15
Watertown, SD11200 mbps40 mbps43 mbps4 mbps33
Webster, SD7200 mbps20 mbps51 mbps5 mbps28
Winner, SD650 mbps10 mbps19 mbps3 mbps21
Yankton, SD12200 mbps50 mbps52 mbps6 mbps37
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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