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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, SD13200 mbps40 mbps31 mbps4 mbps35
Belle Fourche, SD10200 mbps40 mbps50 mbps6 mbps35
Beresford, SD1150 mbps5 mbps13 mbps2 mbps24
Box Elder, SD14200 mbps20 mbps28 mbps3 mbps42
Brandon, SD10100 mbps100 mbps18 mbps11 mbps18
Brookings, SD141 gbps50 mbps60 mbps5 mbps39
Canton, SD14200 mbps20 mbps34 mbps4 mbps32
Chamberlain, SD11100 mbps100 mbps17 mbps10 mbps27
Crooks, SD11200 mbps100 mbps35 mbps12 mbps26
Custer, SD650 mbps10 mbps18 mbps3 mbps21
Dell Rapids, SD12200 mbps20 mbps28 mbps3 mbps30
Eagle Butte, SD830 mbps5 mbps11 mbps2 mbps14
Elk Point, SD11200 mbps20 mbps25 mbps3 mbps26
Flandreau, SD10200 mbps20 mbps42 mbps5 mbps27
Fort Pierre, SD10200 mbps40 mbps29 mbps3 mbps26
Gregory, SD650 mbps10 mbps20 mbps3 mbps22
Groton, SD870 mbps8 mbps21 mbps2 mbps22
Harrisburg, SD14200 mbps20 mbps34 mbps4 mbps31
Hartford, SD1350 mbps10 mbps10 mbps2 mbps20
Hot Springs, SD650 mbps14 mbps19 mbps3 mbps21
Huron, SD12200 mbps40 mbps25 mbps3 mbps31
Lead, SD9200 mbps20 mbps51 mbps5 mbps35
Lennox, SD12200 mbps20 mbps37 mbps4 mbps28
Madison, SD12200 mbps20 mbps41 mbps4 mbps32
Milbank, SD12200 mbps20 mbps32 mbps3 mbps33
Miller, SD7200 mbps20 mbps39 mbps4 mbps22
Mitchell, SD141 gbps1 gbps88 mbps69 mbps72
Mobridge, SD7200 mbps20 mbps45 mbps5 mbps26
North Sioux City, SD161 gbps1 gbps94 mbps19 mbps62
Oglala, SD850 mbps10 mbps14 mbps2 mbps21
Parkston, SD6500 mbps500 mbps37 mbps22 mbps26
Pierre, SD131 gbps1 gbps23 mbps3 mbps26
Pine Ridge, SD1050 mbps10 mbps13 mbps2 mbps20
Rapid City, SD161 gbps1 gbps32 mbps4 mbps38
Redfield, SD9200 mbps20 mbps44 mbps5 mbps36
Rosebud, SD1050 mbps10 mbps11 mbps1 mbps21
Salem, SD6100 mbps100 mbps29 mbps18 mbps21
Sioux Falls, SD201 gbps1 gbps27 mbps4 mbps37
Sisseton, SD61 gbps1 gbps179 mbps168 mbps100
Spearfish, SD13200 mbps40 mbps38 mbps4 mbps35
Springfield, SD765 mbps15 mbps17 mbps2 mbps21
Sturgis, SD10200 mbps50 mbps46 mbps5 mbps34
Tea, SD12200 mbps20 mbps39 mbps4 mbps32
Vermillion, SD13200 mbps20 mbps27 mbps3 mbps31
Volga, SD9150 mbps20 mbps27 mbps3 mbps24
Wagner, SD630 mbps3 mbps14 mbps2 mbps15
Watertown, SD14200 mbps40 mbps34 mbps4 mbps33
Webster, SD7200 mbps20 mbps51 mbps5 mbps28
Winner, SD850 mbps10 mbps15 mbps2 mbps21
Yankton, SD16200 mbps50 mbps39 mbps4 mbps37
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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