Huron, South Dakota Broadband Internet Service

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

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Midcontinent CommunicationsCable1000 Mbps20 Mbps100.0%
2Celerity Broadbandwireless40 Mbps8 Mbps100.0%
3Santel Communicationswireless25 Mbps6 Mbps100.0%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber60 Mbps5 Mbps15.2%
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Huron 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.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Huron are compared to Beadle County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to South Dakota overall?
Average download speeds in Huron of 45.13 Mbps are faster than the Beadle County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for South Dakota.

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Huron Internet Access Facts

  • The average download speed in Huron is 39.1% faster than the Beadle County average and 39.3% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 11.6% of the Beadle County population

  • The average upload speed in Huron is 10.07 Mbps. This is 10.9% slower than the Beadle County average and 13.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average internet download speed in Huron is 45.13 Mbps based upon 10752 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 71.1% of Beadle County residents

  • Cable internet is available to 98.7% of the Huron population

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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 Huron 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 Midcontinent Communications as the top provider for Huron, South Dakota.

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

Click through to see how the Huron broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: De Smet, Flandreau, Fort Pierre, Harrisburg, Huron, Mobridge, Volga

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

The following zip codes were used: 57350, 57399, 57775 and 57790

Who has the fastest internet service in Huron?

Midcontinent Communications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Huron.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Huron - CenturyLink.

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.




Huron 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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