Best Clear Lake Internet Service Providers

There are a total of 3 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Clear Lake, 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 Clear Lake:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Interstate TelecommunicationsFiber100 Mbps10 Mbps100.0%
2ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
3HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Clear Lake SD Internet Access Options

More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Clear Lake which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Clear Lake compare to Deuel County? The average speed in Clear Lake is 46.34 Mbps which is faster than Deuel County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the South Dakota average of 24.34 Mbps.

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Clear Lake Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Clear Lake is 46.34 Mbps based upon 2632 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 0.0% of the Clear Lake population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 100.0% of Clear Lake residents

  • There are 3 residential internet providers in Clear Lake, SD providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Clear Lake is 81.1% faster than the Deuel County average and 43% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 0.0% of Deuel County residents

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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 Clear Lake 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 Interstate Telecommunications as the top provider for Clear Lake, South Dakota.

Who has the fastest internet service in Clear Lake?

Interstate Telecommunications and ViaSat with a download speed of 100 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Clear Lake.

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

The following zip codes were used: 57033, 57035, 57048, 57226, 57435, 57451 and 57460

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

Click through to see how the Clear Lake broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Belle Fourche, Eagle Butte, Lead, North Sioux City, Parker, Sturgis, Watertown

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Unlikely. Our records indicate there are no DSL providers that offer coverage to more than 15% of residents in Clear Lake, South Dakota.

What is an internet data cap?

Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.

What is fixed wireless internet service?

Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 3 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Clear Lake, SD residents.

What is Mbps?

Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.

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.




Clear Lake 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.


DISH

  • 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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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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