Salem, South Dakota Broadband Internet Service
There are a total of 3 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Salem, 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 Salem:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||TrioTel Communications||Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Salem 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
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Salem are compared to McCook County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to South Dakota overall?
Average download speeds in Salem of 23.31 Mbps are faster than the McCook County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for South Dakota.
Salem Internet Access Facts
Cable internet is available to 28.2% of McCook County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 52.7% of McCook County residents
The average internet download speed in McCook County is 16.55 Mbps based upon 3288 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Salem is 4.2% slower than the average in South Dakota and 28.1% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Salem is 3.13 Mbps. This is 39.5% slower than the McCook County average and 73% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Fiber optic internet is available to 100.0% of Salem 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 Salem 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 TrioTel Communications as the top provider for Salem, South Dakota.
Who has the fastest internet service in Salem?
TrioTel Communications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Salem.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Salem, South Dakota?
The following zip codes were used: 57029, 57036, 57058 and 57070
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.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Salem internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
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How do the internet speeds in Salem compare to other cities in South Dakota?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Salem - TrioTel 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 Salem, South Dakota?
TrioTel Communications provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Salem.
Salem 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
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages