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Internet providers in Box Elder, SD

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Box Elder, SD internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL83%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic3.038%
Midcontinent Communications $50.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Box Elder internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in Box Elder is comparable to the rest of South Dakota - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Box Elder area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of Box Elder residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 53% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 35% of those living in Box Elder.

There are five internet providers serving the Box Elder area, and 89.01% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Box Elder's five internet providers, prices start at $48 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Box Elder

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Midcontinent Communications 94 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Box Elder

The largest internet providers in Box Elder are CenturyLink, Midcontinent Communications, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Box Elder.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Box Elder residents, covering 83% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Midcontinent Communications, which covers 97% of the area. Box Elder’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Box Elder residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

83%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Box Elder covering 83% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Box Elder to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Box Elder, $56.60.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Box Elder, $3.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Box Elder. These download speeds are available to 83% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Box Elder's providers, 427 Mbps.

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Midcontinent Communications cable internet

Provider

Midcontinent Communications

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Midcontinent Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Box Elder covering 97% of the area.

Midcontinent Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Box Elder residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Midcontinent Communications start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Box Elder, $56.60.

Midcontinent Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Box Elder, $3.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Midcontinent Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Box Elder. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Box Elder's providers, 427 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Box Elder covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Box Elder where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Box Elder, $56.60.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Box Elder, $3.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Box Elder. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Box Elder's providers, 427 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Midcontinent Communications is the fastest internet provider in Box Elder with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Box Elder. The next fastest internet provider in Box Elder is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 83% of the area.

Western Communications offers the cheapest internet in Box Elder with plans starting at $48/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Box Elder, $56.60.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Box Elder, covering 3.038% of the city.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.