Brookings, SD High Speed Internet Service

There are a total of 6 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Brookings, South Dakota and meet the minimum accepted broadband definition of 25 Mbps download speed. Our proprietary ranking calculation takes into account different aspects of useable download speed, upload speed and coverage area. For example, an increase of 100 Mbps download speed from 200 Mbps to 300 Mbps is much more significant for users than an increase from 1000 Mbps to 1100Mpbs. Also, for nearly all users download speed is much more important than upload speed. Our ranked ordering of internet service providers in Brookings:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1City of Brookings Telephone FundFiber1000 Mbps50 Mbps97.5%
2MediacomCable1000 Mbps50 Mbps94.5%
3Celerity Broadbandwireless40 Mbps8 Mbps100.0%
4LTD Broadbandwireless250 Mbps250 Mbps78.5%
5ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%

Brookings SD Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.


Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Brookings compare to Brookings County? The average speed in Brookings is 42.3 Mbps which is faster than Brookings County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the South Dakota average of 24.34 Mbps.


Brookings Internet Access Facts

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 94.8% of Brookings County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Brookings residents

  • There are 6 residential internet providers in Brookings, SD providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Brookings is 73.8% faster than the average in South Dakota and 30.6% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 3.6% of the Brookings County population

  • The average internet download speed in Brookings is 42.3 Mbps based upon 58440 measurements taken in the last 12 months


Internet Access Technologies

DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Brookings residents who have access to each of these technology types.

Internet Service FAQs

Who has the best internet service near me?

Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks City of Brookings Telephone Fund as the top provider for Brookings, South Dakota.

Who has the fastest internet service in Brookings?

City of Brookings Telephone Fund and Mediacom with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Brookings.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Brookings, South Dakota?

The following zip codes were used: 57006 and 57007

What is fiber internet service?

Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Brookings internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
Zero latency gaming

How do the internet speeds in Brookings compare to other cities in South Dakota?

Click through to see how the Brookings broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Chamberlain, Hill City, Hot Springs, Mission, Mitchell, Tyndall, Worthing

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Brookings - City of Brookings Telephone Fund.

What is DSL internet service?

DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Brookings, South Dakota?

Celerity Broadband provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Brookings.

Brookings Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services

Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.


  • 170+ channels
  • TiVo integrated search
  • 3 video package tiers
  • Watch live TV or recordings from your mobile device with the Xtream TV app
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  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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