Watertown, SD High Speed Internet Service

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

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Midcontinent CommunicationsCable1000 Mbps20 Mbps99.9%
2Vast BroadbandCable, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps99.7%
3Data Truckwireless40 Mbps4 Mbps100.0%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5LTD Broadbandwireless250 Mbps250 Mbps17.7%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Watertown 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

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Watertown compare to Codington County? The average speed in Watertown is 38.11 Mbps which is faster than Codington County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the South Dakota average of 24.34 Mbps.

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Watertown Internet Access Facts

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 1.5% of Watertown residents

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

  • The average download speed in Watertown is 32.4% faster than the Codington County average and 17.6% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average internet download speed in Watertown is 38.11 Mbps based upon 27976 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 9.9% of Codington County residents

  • The average download speed in Watertown is 56.6% faster than the average in South Dakota and 17.6% faster 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 Watertown 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 Watertown, South Dakota.

Who has the fastest internet service in Watertown?

Midcontinent Communications and Vast Broadband with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Watertown.

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

The following zip codes were used: 57201

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

Click through to see how the Watertown broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Ashland Heights, Blackhawk, Brandon, Springfield, Volga, Watertown, Yankton

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Watertown - Vast Broadband.

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 Watertown, South Dakota?

Data Truck provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Watertown.

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.




Watertown 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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