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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in South Dakota

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from customers in South Dakota.

That ranks South Dakota 1st nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in South Dakota

 4.1/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 1st national ranking for customer satisfaction

$55.88 average price per payment for internet, per household

98.4% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

4.1/5 average customer service rating of internet services

4/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

902,542 people

2.61 average people per household

$57,086 average income per household

41 average age per household

60% of population employed


0% higher than national average

Ranked 35th nationally


4% higher than national average

Ranked 13th nationally


11% higher than national average

Ranked 37th nationally


1% lower than national average

Ranked 34th nationally

Average download speed
108.8 Mbps

19.98% lower than national average
Ranks 40th nationally

Average upload speed
49.7 Mbps

14.09% lower than national average
Ranks 32nd nationally
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Fastest internet providers in South Dakota

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Xtream Powered by Mediacom 218.18 Mbps 36.53 Mbps 88.27% View Plans for Xtream Powered by Mediacom
Midco 165.47 Mbps 45.59 Mbps 57.54% View Plans for Midco
Long Lines 97.74 Mbps 13.71 Mbps 79.13% View Plans for Long Lines
Golden West Telecommunications 77.68 Mbps 90.2 Mbps 69.56% View Plans for Golden West Telecommunications
90% of people in South Dakota have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 35th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 245.26 Mbps 82.7% 91.78% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 630.15 Mbps 67.83% 77.16% See all providers for Cable
DSL 46.55 Mbps 58.62% 74.85% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 886.65 Mbps 79.22% 80.77% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 41.68 Mbps 63.6% 88.8% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
LTE Home 100 Mbps 0.69% 80% See all providers for LTE Home
Satellite 75.12 Mbps 89.67% 100% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in South Dakota

Cities in South Dakota with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Watertown 168.49 Mbps 48.24 Mbps 86% Midco
Mitchell 159.54 Mbps 52.21 Mbps 5% Midco
Spearfish 131.53 Mbps 33.6 Mbps 87% Midco
Sioux Falls 129.61 Mbps 59.34 Mbps 81% Long Lines
Yankton 125.7 Mbps 42.01 Mbps 80% Midco
Rapid City 123.44 Mbps 34.12 Mbps 76% Midco
Huron 119.61 Mbps 44.96 Mbps 21% Midco
Aberdeen 118.41 Mbps 32.02 Mbps 81% Midco

Watertown is the best city in South Dakota for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Mitchell and Spearfish also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in South Dakota

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Sioux Falls 184,643 93% 92% 93%
Lake Poinsett 501 100% 100% 100%
Spearfish 16,286 100% 100% 100%
Box Elder 8,167 100% 100% 100%
Rapid City 97,848 93% 93% 93%
Deadwood 2,189 100% 100% 100%

Sioux Falls is the most internet-connected city in South Dakota. Sioux Falls makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Sioux Falls's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Lake Poinsett and Spearfish also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in South Dakota

Sioux Falls

Population: 184,643

Median income: $67,970

129.61 Mbps
avg. download speed

59.34 Mbps
avg. upload speed

92.94% have access to high speed internet

92.39% have access to fiber internet

92.94% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Long Lines

Rapid City

Population: 97,848

Median income: $72,217

123.44 Mbps
avg. download speed

34.12 Mbps
avg. upload speed

92.64% have access to high speed internet

92.64% have access to fiber internet

92.64% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 32,831

Median income: $61,505

118.41 Mbps
avg. download speed

32.02 Mbps
avg. upload speed

91.57% have access to high speed internet

91.57% have access to fiber internet

91.57% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

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