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South Dakota Internet Access

Internet Connectivity in SD

^ An estimated 594,351 South Dakota residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, elsewhere or at multiple locations [1].

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Internet Availability in SD

^ Collectively (all cities), 76.9% of all South Dakota residents live in a household where Internet is available, which ranks 26th in the nation [2].

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South Dakota Internet Speeds

Landline Internet Speed in South Dakota

  • Median Landline Internet speeds in SD [3]
    • Median download speed: 8.67 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 1.89 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 18.84 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 4.78 Mb/s

Landline Internet Speed: South Dakota vs. the U.S.

How South Dakota landline Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


Wireless Internet Speed in South Dakota

  • Median Wireless Internet speeds in SD [3]
    • Median download speed: 1.38 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 0.76 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 5.48 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 2.66 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Speed: South Dakota vs. the U.S.

How South Dakota wireless Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in South Dakota

Landline Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in SD

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Asymmetric DSL3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s
Optical Carrier1 Gb/s1 Gb/s

Wireless Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in SD

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Wireless768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s200 Kb/s - 768 Kb/s
Wireless3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s1.5 Mb/s - 3 Mb/s
Wireless768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s

Featured ISPs for South Dakota

AT&T

AT&T

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South Dakota Internet Statistics

South Dakota Internet Connectivity

South Dakota: 73% of residents are connected, with 26.9% of the population connected on multiple devices [1].


Connected to the Internet in South Dakota


  • South Dakota Internet Connectivity [1]
    • It is estimated that 594,351 South Dakota residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, or elsewhere, or they are connected at multiple locations.
    • It is estimated that 219,829 South Dakota residents are not connected to the Internet at all. This includes not being connected at home, work, or elsewhere.

  • South Dakota Internet Availability [2]
    • It is estimated that 626,104 South Dakota residents live in a household where Internet is available.

Household Income in South Dakota

South Dakota: The median household income is $49,193; and 14% of households are below poverty level [6].


South Dakota Internet Access Facts & ISP Statistics

South Dakota Home Internet Speed

  • When comparing home (landline) and mobile Internet speeds in SD, median download speeds are 1.29 times higher for home (landline) & median upload speeds are 5.66 times higher for home (landline).
  • Home Internet Speeds in SD [5]
    • Median Home Download Speed: 7.81 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 2.1 Mb/s - 14.04 Mb/s
    • Median Home Upload Speed: 0.98 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.63 Mb/s - 1.95 Mb/s
  • Mobile Internet Speeds in SD [5]
    • Median Mobile Download Speed: 1.38 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 0.58 Mb/s - 5.48 Mb/s
    • Median Mobile Upload Speed: 0.76 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.31 Mb/s - 2.66 Mb/s

South Dakota Internet Connectivity


  • Connected to the Internet in the state of South Dakota [1]: 73% of SD residents are connected to the Internet in one or more locations on one or more devices.
    • The 73% mark ranks South Dakota 20th in the nation in total Internet connectivity.
    • 26% of residents are connected to the Internet only at home.
    • 7.2% are not connected at home, but are connected elsewhere.
    • 12.9% are connected at home and elsewhere on one device.
    • 26.9% are connected at home and elsewhere on more than one device.
    • 27% are not connected to the Internet at all.

  • South Dakota Internet Availability [2]
    • 76.9% of SD residents have access to the Internet at home.
    • This ranks South Dakota 26th in the country.

South Dakota Business Internet Speed Data

  • When comparing home and business Internet speeds in SD, median download speeds are 3.67 times higher for business & median upload speeds are 1.46 times higher for business.
  • Business Internet Speeds in SD [5]
    • Median Business Download Speed: 11.37 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 6.5 Mb/s - 25.44 Mb/s
    • Median Business Upload Speed: 3.6 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 1.36 Mb/s - 8.43 Mb/s
  • Small Business Internet Speeds in SD [5]
    • Median Small Business Download Speed: 6.82 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 2.35 Mb/s - 17.05 Mb/s
    • Median Small Business Upload Speed: 1.1 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.75 Mb/s - 3.95 Mb/s

Additional information about South Dakota

About South Dakota

South Dakota has a population of approximately 814,180, which ranks 44th in the U.S. among all states. [6]

SD Internet Access

More about South Dakota Internet Access

For more information about South Dakota Internet Service Providers, or for additional resources regarding SD Internet service overall, visit South Dakota Bureau of Information & Telecommunications .

More About South Dakota

Of all residents in South Dakota, 85% have a high school diploma or higher, and 23% have a bachelor's degree or higher [6].

South Dakota Cities

ZIP Codes in SD


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References

1. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics & Bureau of Census

2. ^ United States Census Bureau

3. ^ Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

4. ^ FCC & National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

5. ^ National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

6. ^ NTIA & U.S. Census Bureau