Compare Internet Services in South Dakota (SD)

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Internet Speed and Connection in South Dakota


Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster


Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster


59 Mbps

Average Speed

Average Mbps download speed

Top 3 Metro Locations in South Dakota

Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.

Sioux Falls – Population 265,653

Sioux City – Population 169,045

Rapid City – Population 148,749

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South Dakota breakdown of Internet coverage

The largest metro area in South Dakota is Sioux Falls with a population of 265,653.00. This is followed by the Sioux City metro area, with a population of 169,045.00. This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.

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Data from FCC Broadband Deployment

Number of fixed residential broadband providers


Coverage by Internet type

75% get DSL

66% get Cable

32% get Fiber

100% get Satellite

Broadband government information

South Dakota Network (SDN), a partnership of 27 independent telecom providers, proposed Project Connect South Dakota to add 140 miles of backbone network and 219 miles of middle mile spurs to SDN’s 1,850-mile fiber-optic network. This improvement in the network proposes to enable the delivery of at least 10 Mbps service to more than 220 existing anchor institution customers in rural and underserved areas of the state.

SD Internet news

As part of a longstanding project to connect essential community anchor institutions across the country, and facilitate closer collaboration and long-term benefits for education, research, healthcare, public safety, and government services, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) proposes a comprehensive 50-state network benefitting approximately 121,000 community anchors.

Most popular cities with Internet around South Dakota

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