Garretson, SD High Speed Internet Service

There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Garretson, 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 Garretson:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Alliance CommunicationsFiber500 Mbps500 Mbps100.0%
2LTD Broadbandwireless250 Mbps250 Mbps25.6%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%

Garretson 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 Garretson compare to Minnehaha County? The average speed in Garretson is 59.64 Mbps which is faster than Minnehaha County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the South Dakota average of 24.34 Mbps.


Garretson Internet Access Facts

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 100.0% of Garretson residents

  • There are 4 residential internet providers in Garretson, SD providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Garretson is 166.3% faster than the Minnehaha County average and 84.1% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average internet download speed in Garretson is 59.64 Mbps based upon 1960 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 32.8% of Minnehaha County residents

  • The average download speed in Garretson is 145% faster than the average in South Dakota and 84.1% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps


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 Garretson 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 Alliance Communications as the top provider for Garretson, South Dakota.

Who has the fastest internet service in Garretson?

Alliance Communications with a download speed of 500 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Garretson.

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

The following zip codes were used: 57030

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

Click through to see how the Garretson broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Box Elder, Crooks, Deadwood, Jefferson, Tyndall, Volga, Yankton

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Garretson - Alliance Communications.

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 Garretson, South Dakota?

Alliance Communications provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Garretson.

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.

Garretson 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.


  • 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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  • 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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