Internet providers in Brookings, SD

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Brookings internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Brookings 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 Brookings area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of Brookings residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 98% of those living in Brookings.

There are six internet providers serving the Brookings area, and 99.23% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Brookings's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Brookings

The largest internet providers in Brookings are Mediacom, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing cable and satellite options to Brookings.

Cable internet from Mediacom is available to nearly all Brookings residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Brookings’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Brookings residents.

Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in Brookings covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Brookings, $43.33.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.33 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Brookings, $1.73.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Brookings. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Brookings's providers, 343 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Brookings 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Brookings, $43.33.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Brookings, $1.73.

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 Brookings. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Brookings's providers, 343 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

5 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Brookings covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Brookings 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 ViaSat, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Brookings, $43.33.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Brookings, $1.73.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Brookings. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Brookings's providers, 343 Mbps.

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Brookings, SD internet providers

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Provider
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 Mbps Cable 99%
City of Brookings Telephone Fund - - Fiber-optic 98%
City of Brookings Telephone Fund - - DSL 98%
Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc. - - Fiber-optic 6.489%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Brookings with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Brookings. The next fastest internet provider in Brookings is City of Brookings Telephone Fund, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Brookings with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Brookings, $43.33.

City of Brookings Telephone Fund is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Brookings, covering 98% of the city. Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc. also offers fiber internet in Brookings and is available to 6.489% of households.

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.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.