Internet providers in Brookings, SD

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Brookings, SD internet providers

Provider
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Swiftel Communications $67.95 50 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic98%
Swiftel Communications $67.95 50 - 1.5 MbpsDSL98%
ITC $39.95 15 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic6.489%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Brookings

The largest internet providers in Brookings are Mediacom and Swiftel Communications bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic 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 DSL from Swiftel Communications, which covers 98% of the area. Brookings’s third most-available internet provider, Swiftel Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 98% of Brookings residents.

Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$29.99/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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Brookings, $47.97.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Brookings, $1.14.

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, 426 Mbps.

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Swiftel Communications DSL internet

Provider

Swiftel Communications

Starting price*
$67.95/mo.
Max download speed

1.5 Mbps

Max upload speed

1.5 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Swiftel Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Brookings covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Swiftel Communications uses telephone lines in Brookings 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 Swiftel Communications start at $67.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Brookings, $47.97.

Swiftel Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.36 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Brookings, $1.14.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Swiftel Communications offers download speeds up to 1.5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1.5 Mbps in Brookings. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Brookings's providers, 426 Mbps.

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Swiftel Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Swiftel Communications

Starting price*
$67.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Fiber-optic from Swiftel Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Brookings covering 98% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Swiftel Communications is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Brookings than other internet types.

Internet prices for Swiftel Communications start at $67.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Brookings, $47.97.

Swiftel Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.36 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Brookings, $1.14.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Swiftel Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Brookings. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Brookings's providers, 426 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Brookings, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Brookings, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Brookings and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Brookings at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Brookings at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Brookings residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Brookings may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Brookings cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

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 Swiftel Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Brookings with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Brookings, $47.97.

Swiftel Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Brookings, covering 98% of the city. ITC also offers fiber internet in Brookings and is available to 6.489% of households.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.