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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.


Population with faster than 1.00 Gbps available.


Population with only 100.00 Mbps speeds or less available.


Population with only 25.00 Mbps speeds or less available.

27.40 Mbps

Average internet download speed across the state


Population with no wired internet access available.


Population with wired internet access available.


Population underserved with minimum service options available


Average broadband score for South Dakota

Broadband in South Dakota

Largest Cities in South DakotaProvidersMax Speeds (mbps)Avg. Speeds (mbps)Broadband Score
Aberdeen, SD14200.00 Mbps40.00 Mbps29.93 Mbps4.17 Mbps35
Belle Fourche, SD10200.00 Mbps40.00 Mbps49.71 Mbps5.77 Mbps35
Beresford, SD1150.00 Mbps5.00 Mbps12.85 Mbps1.71 Mbps24
Box Elder, SD15200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps27.24 Mbps3.80 Mbps42
Brandon, SD10100.00 Mbps100.00 Mbps18.01 Mbps11.00 Mbps18
Brookings, SD161.00 Gbps50.00 Mbps52.91 Mbps4.85 Mbps39
Canton, SD15200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps32.76 Mbps4.10 Mbps32
Chamberlain, SD13100.00 Mbps100.00 Mbps15.41 Mbps9.36 Mbps27
Crooks, SD11200.00 Mbps100.00 Mbps34.55 Mbps11.82 Mbps26
Custer, SD650.00 Mbps10.00 Mbps18.41 Mbps2.56 Mbps21
Dell Rapids, SD12200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps27.95 Mbps3.37 Mbps30
Eagle Butte, SD830.00 Mbps5.00 Mbps11.25 Mbps1.75 Mbps14
Elk Point, SD13200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps22.31 Mbps3.30 Mbps26
Flandreau, SD10200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps42.44 Mbps4.92 Mbps27
Fort Pierre, SD10200.00 Mbps40.00 Mbps29.37 Mbps3.17 Mbps26
Gregory, SD650.00 Mbps10.00 Mbps19.94 Mbps2.88 Mbps22
Groton, SD870.00 Mbps8.00 Mbps21.15 Mbps2.49 Mbps22
Harrisburg, SD16200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps30.05 Mbps3.84 Mbps31
Hartford, SD1550.00 Mbps11.00 Mbps9.42 Mbps2.04 Mbps20
Hot Springs, SD650.00 Mbps14.00 Mbps18.95 Mbps2.69 Mbps21
Huron, SD14200.00 Mbps40.00 Mbps21.84 Mbps3.21 Mbps31
Lead, SD9200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps51.47 Mbps5.36 Mbps35
Lennox, SD14200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps32.77 Mbps4.20 Mbps28
Madison, SD12200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps41.43 Mbps4.35 Mbps32
Milbank, SD13200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps30.22 Mbps3.91 Mbps33
Miller, SD7200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps39.29 Mbps4.14 Mbps22
Mitchell, SD161.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps77.29 Mbps61.12 Mbps72
Mobridge, SD7200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps45.00 Mbps4.71 Mbps26
North Sioux City, SD181.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps84.55 Mbps17.53 Mbps62
Oglala, SD950.00 Mbps11.00 Mbps13.25 Mbps2.86 Mbps21
Parkston, SD6500.00 Mbps500.00 Mbps36.51 Mbps21.55 Mbps26
Pierre, SD151.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps20.69 Mbps3.46 Mbps26
Pine Ridge, SD1250.00 Mbps11.00 Mbps11.53 Mbps2.88 Mbps20
Rapid City, SD181.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps29.37 Mbps4.26 Mbps38
Redfield, SD9200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps44.00 Mbps4.74 Mbps36
Rosebud, SD1250.00 Mbps11.00 Mbps9.84 Mbps2.14 Mbps21
Salem, SD6100.00 Mbps100.00 Mbps29.17 Mbps18.17 Mbps21
Sioux Falls, SD221.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps25.04 Mbps4.12 Mbps37
Sisseton, SD61.00 Gbps1.00 Gbps179.17 Mbps168.17 Mbps100
Spearfish, SD15200.00 Mbps40.00 Mbps33.52 Mbps4.52 Mbps35
Springfield, SD765.00 Mbps15.00 Mbps16.75 Mbps2.44 Mbps21
Sturgis, SD10200.00 Mbps50.00 Mbps46.08 Mbps4.80 Mbps34
Tea, SD12200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps39.21 Mbps4.25 Mbps32
Vermillion, SD15200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps24.30 Mbps3.30 Mbps31
Volga, SD9150.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps27.07 Mbps3.44 Mbps24
Wagner, SD630.00 Mbps3.00 Mbps13.83 Mbps1.83 Mbps15
Watertown, SD16200.00 Mbps40.00 Mbps30.03 Mbps3.77 Mbps33
Webster, SD7200.00 Mbps20.00 Mbps51.42 Mbps5.36 Mbps28
Winner, SD850.00 Mbps10.00 Mbps14.54 Mbps2.10 Mbps21
Yankton, SD17200.00 Mbps50.00 Mbps37.47 Mbps4.79 Mbps37
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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