Volga, South Dakota Broadband Internet Service

There are a total of 7 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Volga, 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 Volga:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Valley Telecommunications AssociationFiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps100.0%
2MediacomCable1000 Mbps50 Mbps100.0%
3LTD Broadbandwireless250 Mbps250 Mbps93.9%
4Celerity Broadbandwireless40 Mbps8 Mbps100.0%
5ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
7CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber60 Mbps5 Mbps19.7%
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Volga 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 Volga are compared to Brookings County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to South Dakota overall?
Average download speeds in Volga of 28.68 Mbps are faster than the Brookings County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for South Dakota.

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Volga Internet Access Facts

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

  • There are 7 residential internet providers in Volga, SD providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Volga is 2% faster than the Brookings County average and 11.5% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average internet download speed in Volga is 28.68 Mbps based upon 1952 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 94.8% of Brookings County residents

  • The average download speed in Volga is 17.8% faster than the average in South Dakota and 11.5% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

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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 Volga 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 Valley Telecommunications Association as the top provider for Volga, South Dakota.

Who has the fastest internet service in Volga?

Valley Telecommunications Association and Mediacom with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Volga.

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

The following zip codes were used: 57071

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 Volga 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

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

Click through to see how the Volga broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Hot Springs, Mitchell, Parkston, Pierre, Platte, Rapid Valley, Tyndall

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Volga - Valley Telecommunications Association and CenturyLink.

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 Volga, South Dakota?

Valley Telecommunications Association, Mediacom and Celerity Broadband provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Volga.




Volga 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.


Mediacom

  • 170+ channels
  • TiVo integrated search
  • 3 video package tiers
  • Watch live TV or recordings from your mobile device with the Xtream TV app
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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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