Elk Point, SD High Speed Internet Service

There are a total of 6 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Elk Point, 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 Elk Point:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Vast BroadbandCable, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps100.0%
2Rise Broadbandwireless50 Mbps10 Mbps100.0%
3Midcontinent Communicationswireless50 Mbps10 Mbps99.8%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber60 Mbps5 Mbps38.5%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Elk Point 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 Elk Point which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Elk Point are compared to Union County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to South Dakota overall?
Average download speeds in Elk Point of 46.31 Mbps are faster than the Union County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for South Dakota.

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Elk Point Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Elk Point is 46.31 Mbps based upon 2248 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 99.8% of the Elk Point population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 22.1% of Elk Point residents

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

  • The average download speed in Elk Point is 44.2% faster than the Union County average and 42.9% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 62.2% of Union 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 Elk Point 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 Vast Broadband as the top provider for Elk Point, South Dakota.

Who has the fastest internet service in Elk Point?

Vast Broadband with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Elk Point.

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

The following zip codes were used: 57025

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

Click through to see how the Elk Point broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Beresford, Dell Rapids, Gregory, Lead, Redfield, Summerset, Tea

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Elk Point - Vast Broadband and CenturyLink.

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 Elk Point, South Dakota?

Vast Broadband and Rise Broadband provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Elk Point.

What is cable internet service?

Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.

What download speed do I need to stream movies?

For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.




Elk Point 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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