Hot Springs, South Dakota Broadband Internet Service

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

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Golden West TelecommunicationsDSL, Fiber100 Mbps100 Mbps100.0%
2Golden West TelecommunicationsCable50 Mbps50 Mbps100.0%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%

Hot Springs SD Internet Access Options

When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Hot Springs have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:


Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Hot Springs compare to Fall River County? The average speed in Hot Springs is 21.13 Mbps which is faster than Fall River County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the South Dakota average of 24.34 Mbps.


Hot Springs Internet Access Facts

  • DSL internet is available to 94.7% of Hot Springs residents

  • The average upload speed in Hot Springs is 11.55 Mbps. This is 91.2% faster than the average in South Dakota and 0.4% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 23.6% of the Fall River County population

  • Cable internet is available to 55.4% of Fall River County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 100.0% of Hot Springs residents

  • The average download speed in Hot Springs is 18.2% faster than the Fall River County average and 34.8% slower 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 Hot Springs 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 Golden West Telecommunications as the top provider for Hot Springs, South Dakota.

Who has the fastest internet service in Hot Springs?

Golden West Telecommunications and ViaSat with a download speed of 100 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Hot Springs.

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

The following zip codes were used: 57747

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

Click through to see how the Hot Springs broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Blackhawk, Chamberlain, Gregory, Tyndall, Webster, Wessington Springs, Yankton

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Hot Springs - Golden West Telecommunications.

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 Hot Springs, South Dakota?

Golden West Telecommunications provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Hot Springs.

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.

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Hot Springs 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

Hot Springs 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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