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 Gbps available.
Population with only 100 Mbps speeds or less available.
Population with only 25 Mbps speeds or less available.
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
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.
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