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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/A36
Alcester, SD81.49N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A33
Arlington, SD91.29N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A33
Armour, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A31
Baltic, SD1610.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A43
Belle Fourche, SD101.48N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A34
Beresford, SD91.49N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A32
Box Elder, SD132.58N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A38
Brandon, SD1610.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A43
Britton, SD9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A35
Brookings, SD113.56N/AN/A0.71N/AN/A36
Canistota, SD70.48N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A34
Canton, SD115.02N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A35
Centerville, SD81.02N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A32
Chamberlain, SD81.99N/AN/A0.02N/AN/A25
Clark, SD9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A28
Clear Lake, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A32
Colton, SD1610.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A43
Crooks, SD1610.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A43
Custer, SD60.38N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A30
De Smet, SD91.29N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A33
Deadwood, SD101.88N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A36
Dell Rapids, SD1610.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A43
Eagle Butte, SD90.24N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A25
Edgemont, SD60.84N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A33
Elk Point, SD81.49N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A33
Elkton, SD90.63N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A33
Ellsworth Afb, SD15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A37
Estelline, SD70.81N/AN/A0.02N/AN/A27
Eureka, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A32
Faulkton, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33
Flandreau, SD90.63N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A33
Fort Pierre, SD10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A36
Fort Thompson, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A23
Freeman, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A29
Garretson, SD1610.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A43
Gettysburg, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A34
Gregory, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33
Groton, SD122.34N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A36
Harrisburg, SD125.02N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A35
Hartford, SD1610.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A43
Highmore, SD8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A34
Hill City, SD132.58N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A38
Hot Springs, SD60.84N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A33
Howard, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A24
Huron, SD102.45N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A35
Ipswich, SD12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A37
Kadoka, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33
Kimball, SD61.99N/AN/A0.02N/AN/A23
Kyle, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33
Lake Andes, SD60.76N/AN/A0.38N/AN/A22
Lead, SD101.88N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A36
Lemmon, SD9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A25
Lennox, SD105.02N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A34
Madison, SD17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A42
Marion, SD71.02N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A31
Martin, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33
Milbank, SD111.73N/AN/A0.02N/AN/A34
Miller, SD100.52N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A34
Mission, SD8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33
Mitchell, SD91.55N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A35
Mobridge, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A34
New Underwood, SD132.58N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A38
North Sioux City, SD111.49N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A35
Oglala, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33
Onida, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A24
Parker, SD81.02N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A32
Parkston, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A28
Philip, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33
Pierre, SD94.19N/AN/A1.22N/AN/A35
Pine Ridge, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33
Plankinton, SD80.82N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A30
Platte, SD60.76N/AN/A0.38N/AN/A23
Porcupine, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33
Rapid City, SD132.58N/AN/A0.63116938
Redfield, SD9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Rosebud, SD8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33
Salem, SD60.48N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A33
Scotland, SD70.81N/AN/A0.03N/AN/A30
Sioux Falls, SD1610.27N/AN/A0.67217043
Sisseton, SD61.05N/AN/A0.21N/AN/A29
Spearfish, SD101.88N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A36
Springfield, SD70.81N/AN/A0.03N/AN/A30
Sturgis, SD151.97N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A37
Tea, SD125.02N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A35
Tyndall, SD70.81N/AN/A0.03N/AN/A29
Valley Springs, SD1610.27N/AN/A0.67N/AN/A43
Vermillion, SD121.98N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A37
Viborg, SD81.02N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A32
Volga, SD103.56N/AN/A0.71N/AN/A36
Wagner, SD60.76N/AN/A0.38N/AN/A22
Wall, SD132.58N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A38
Wanblee, SD7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33
Watertown, SD121.98N/AN/A0.15N/AN/A37
Webster, SD9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33
Wessington Springs, SD6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A31
Whitewood, SD101.88N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A36
Winner, SD9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A34
Worthing, SD105.02N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A33
Yankton, SD121.91N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A37
* 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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