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

25

Average broadband score for South Dakota

Broadband in South Dakota

Largest Cities in South DakotaProvidersSpeeds (down/up)Speeds (down/up)Broadband Score
Aberdeen, SD12200 Mbps / 40 Mbps33 Mbps / 5 Mbps35
Belle Fourche, SD9200 Mbps / 40 Mbps52 Mbps / 6 Mbps35
Beresford, SD10100 Mbps / 5 Mbps12 Mbps / 2 Mbps24
Box Elder, SD13200 Mbps / 20 Mbps30 Mbps / 4 Mbps42
Brandon, SD9100 Mbps / 100 Mbps17 Mbps / 12 Mbps18
Brookings, SD151 Gbps / 50 Mbps55 Mbps / 5 Mbps39
Canton, SD14200 Mbps / 20 Mbps33 Mbps / 4 Mbps32
Chamberlain, SD12100 Mbps / 100 Mbps15 Mbps / 10 Mbps27
Crooks, SD10200 Mbps / 100 Mbps36 Mbps / 13 Mbps26
Custer, SD5100 Mbps / 10 Mbps17 Mbps / 2 Mbps21
Dell Rapids, SD11200 Mbps / 20 Mbps28 Mbps / 3 Mbps30
Eagle Butte, SD7100 Mbps / 5 Mbps9 Mbps / 2 Mbps14
Elk Point, SD12200 Mbps / 20 Mbps22 Mbps / 3 Mbps26
Flandreau, SD9200 Mbps / 20 Mbps44 Mbps / 5 Mbps27
Fort Pierre, SD8200 Mbps / 40 Mbps34 Mbps / 4 Mbps26
Gregory, SD5100 Mbps / 10 Mbps19 Mbps / 3 Mbps22
Groton, SD7100 Mbps / 8 Mbps21 Mbps / 2 Mbps22
Harrisburg, SD15200 Mbps / 20 Mbps30 Mbps / 4 Mbps31
Hartford, SD14100 Mbps / 11 Mbps8 Mbps / 2 Mbps20
Hot Springs, SD5100 Mbps / 14 Mbps18 Mbps / 3 Mbps21
Huron, SD13200 Mbps / 40 Mbps22 Mbps / 3 Mbps31
Lead, SD8200 Mbps / 20 Mbps55 Mbps / 6 Mbps35
Lennox, SD13200 Mbps / 20 Mbps33 Mbps / 4 Mbps28
Madison, SD11200 Mbps / 20 Mbps43 Mbps / 4 Mbps32
Milbank, SD12200 Mbps / 20 Mbps31 Mbps / 4 Mbps33
Miller, SD6200 Mbps / 20 Mbps42 Mbps / 4 Mbps22
Mitchell, SD141 Gbps / 1 Gbps87 Mbps / 70 Mbps72
Mobridge, SD6200 Mbps / 20 Mbps48 Mbps / 5 Mbps26
North Sioux City, SD161 Gbps / 1 Gbps94 Mbps / 20 Mbps62
Oglala, SD8100 Mbps / 11 Mbps12 Mbps / 3 Mbps21
Parkston, SD5500 Mbps / 500 Mbps39 Mbps / 25 Mbps26
Pierre, SD131 Gbps / 1 Gbps22 Mbps / 4 Mbps26
Pine Ridge, SD11100 Mbps / 11 Mbps10 Mbps / 3 Mbps20
Rapid City, SD161 Gbps / 1 Gbps31 Mbps / 5 Mbps38
Redfield, SD8200 Mbps / 20 Mbps46 Mbps / 5 Mbps36
Rosebud, SD11100 Mbps / 11 Mbps8 Mbps / 2 Mbps21
Salem, SD5100 Mbps / 100 Mbps30 Mbps / 21 Mbps21
Sioux Falls, SD201 Gbps / 1 Gbps26 Mbps / 4 Mbps37
Sisseton, SD51 Gbps / 1 Gbps210 Mbps / 201 Mbps100
Spearfish, SD13200 Mbps / 40 Mbps37 Mbps / 5 Mbps35
Springfield, SD6100 Mbps / 15 Mbps15 Mbps / 2 Mbps21
Sturgis, SD8200 Mbps / 50 Mbps54 Mbps / 6 Mbps34
Tea, SD11200 Mbps / 20 Mbps41 Mbps / 4 Mbps32
Vermillion, SD14200 Mbps / 20 Mbps24 Mbps / 3 Mbps31
Volga, SD8150 Mbps / 20 Mbps27 Mbps / 3 Mbps24
Wagner, SD5100 Mbps / 3 Mbps12 Mbps / 2 Mbps15
Watertown, SD14200 Mbps / 40 Mbps33 Mbps / 4 Mbps33
Webster, SD6200 Mbps / 20 Mbps56 Mbps / 6 Mbps28
Winner, SD7100 Mbps / 10 Mbps13 Mbps / 2 Mbps21
Yankton, SD15200 Mbps / 50 Mbps41 Mbps / 5 Mbps37
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
Recent Posts
Coverage in Rural America: Finding the Best Internet Providers by Zip Code

Coverage in Rural America: Finding the Best Internet Providers by Zip Code

The key to finding the best rural internet providers by zip code is knowing what to look for. The big companies might not service your area, but smaller ISPs and satellite ISPs may deliver faster service than you’re expecting. You’ll learn there’s still a long way to go but rural ISPs are catching up.

Posted under: Internet, AT&T, DSL, Verizon, Satellite, and 4 more...

Save with HughesNet Gen5's New Plans