Best North Sioux City Internet Service Providers

There are a total of 6 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of North Sioux City, 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 North Sioux City:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1SparklightCable1000 Mbps50 Mbps98.1%
2LONG LINESCable, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps97.9%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5Rise Broadbandwireless25 Mbps5 Mbps31.4%
6CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber60 Mbps5 Mbps20.0%

North Sioux City 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 North Sioux City which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:


Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in North Sioux City compare to Union County? The average speed in North Sioux City is 48.23 Mbps which is faster than Union County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the South Dakota average of 24.34 Mbps.


North Sioux City Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in North Sioux City is 48.23 Mbps based upon 11576 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 98.7% of the North Sioux City population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 62.6% of North Sioux City residents

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

  • The average download speed in North Sioux City is 50.2% faster than the Union County average and 48.9% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 62.2% of Union County residents


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 North Sioux City 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 Sparklight as the top provider for North Sioux City, South Dakota.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for North Sioux City, South Dakota?

The following zip codes were used: 57049

How do the internet speeds in North Sioux City compare to other cities in South Dakota?

Click through to see how the North Sioux City broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Blackhawk, Brandon, Brookings, Deadwood, Rapid City, Summerset, Yankton

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 6 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of North Sioux City, 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.

Who has the fastest internet service in North Sioux City?

Sparklight and LONG LINES with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in North Sioux City.

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in North Sioux City - LONG LINES and CenturyLink.

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.

North Sioux City 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.


  • 100+ channels
  • 200 hours of cloud DVR
  • 2 TV plans
  • No cable box required. Streams on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Google-powered smart TVs or similiar
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  • 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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