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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.

Broadband in South Dakota

CityProvidersAvg. Landline Speeds (mbps)Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)State Availability Rank*Country Availability Rank*Broadband Score
Aberdeen, SD122.34N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A21
Alcester, SD71.49N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A18
Arlington, SD81.29N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A15
Armour, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A11
Baltic, SD1410.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A28
Belle Fourche, SD91.48N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A20
Beresford, SD81.49N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A11
Box Elder, SD132.58N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A25
Brandon, SD1510.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A29
Britton, SD8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Brookings, SD113.56N/AN/A0.71N/AN/A20
Canistota, SD60.48N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A13
Canton, SD105.02N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A21
Centerville, SD71.02N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A18
Chamberlain, SD71.99N/AN/A0.02N/AN/A4
Clark, SD8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A7
Clear Lake, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A11
Colton, SD1410.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A28
Crooks, SD1410.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A28
Custer, SD60.38N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A11
De Smet, SD81.29N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A15
Deadwood, SD101.88N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A22
Dell Rapids, SD1410.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A28
Eagle Butte, SD80.24N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A4
Edgemont, SD50.84N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A13
Elk Point, SD81.49N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A20
Elkton, SD80.63N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A16
Ellsworth Afb, SD15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A24
Estelline, SD60.81N/AN/A0.02N/AN/A10
Eureka, SD5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A11
Faulkton, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A12
Flandreau, SD80.63N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A19
Fort Pierre, SD10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A21
Fort Thompson, SD5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A2
Freeman, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A8
Garretson, SD1510.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A29
Gettysburg, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13
Gregory, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13
Groton, SD112.34N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A20
Harrisburg, SD115.02N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A21
Hartford, SD1510.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A29
Highmore, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13
Hill City, SD122.58N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A24
Hot Springs, SD50.84N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A13
Howard, SD5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3
Huron, SD92.45N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A19
Ipswich, SD11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A21
Kadoka, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13
Kimball, SD51.99N/AN/A0.02N/AN/A2
Kyle, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13
Lake Andes, SD50.76N/AN/A0.38N/AN/A2
Lead, SD91.88N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A21
Lemmon, SD8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5
Lennox, SD105.02N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A21
Madison, SD16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A27
Marion, SD61.02N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A10
Martin, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A12
Milbank, SD101.73N/AN/A0.02N/AN/A18
Miller, SD90.52N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A17
Mission, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A12
Mitchell, SD91.55N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A19
Mobridge, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A17
New Underwood, SD112.58N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A23
North Sioux City, SD111.49N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A22
Oglala, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13
Onida, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3
Parker, SD71.02N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A18
Parkston, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A7
Philip, SD5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A12
Pierre, SD94.19N/AN/A1.22N/AN/A19
Pine Ridge, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13
Plankinton, SD70.82N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A9
Platte, SD50.76N/AN/A0.38N/AN/A2
Porcupine, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13
Rapid City, SD132.58N/AN/A0.63116925
Redfield, SD8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Rosebud, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A12
Salem, SD50.48N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A12
Scotland, SD60.81N/AN/A0.03N/AN/A10
Sioux Falls, SD1610.27N/AN/A0.67217030
Sisseton, SD51.05N/AN/A0.21N/AN/A8
Spearfish, SD101.88N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A22
Springfield, SD60.81N/AN/A0.03N/AN/A9
Sturgis, SD151.97N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A24
Tea, SD115.02N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A21
Tyndall, SD60.81N/AN/A0.03N/AN/A9
Valley Springs, SD1510.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A29
Vermillion, SD111.98N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A23
Viborg, SD71.02N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A18
Volga, SD93.56N/AN/A0.71N/AN/A18
Wagner, SD50.76N/AN/A0.38N/AN/A2
Wall, SD112.58N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A23
Wanblee, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13
Watertown, SD121.98N/AN/A0.15N/AN/A24
Webster, SD8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Wessington Springs, SD5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A10
Whitewood, SD101.88N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A22
Winner, SD8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13
Worthing, SD95.02N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A19
Yankton, SD121.91N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A24
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Broadband Service in South Dakota

Since 2009, the South Dakota Bureau of Information & Telecommunications has been awarded $5,729,415.00 in federal dollars for South Dakota's "South Dakota Broadband Initiative" program. South Dakota has awarded these monies to 5 organizations and departments within the state.

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