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Internet providers in Harrisburg, SD

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Harrisburg, SD internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL98%
Midcontinent Communications $50.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Vast Broadband $39.00 -Cable94%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Rise Broadband $29.95 25 - 250 MbpsWireless100%
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Harrisburg internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Harrisburg residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 28% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.800% of those living in Harrisburg.

There are seven internet providers serving the Harrisburg area, and 98.97% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Harrisburg's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Harrisburg

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Midcontinent Communications 132 Mbps 30 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Harrisburg

The largest internet providers in Harrisburg are CenturyLink, Midcontinent Communications, and Vast Broadband bringing DSL and cable options to Harrisburg.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Harrisburg residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Midcontinent Communications, which covers 98% of the area. Harrisburg’s third most-available internet provider, Vast Broadband, offers cable to around 94% of Harrisburg residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.896 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Harrisburg covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Harrisburg 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Harrisburg, $50.66.

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 Harrisburg, $3.62.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.896 Mbps in Harrisburg. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Harrisburg's providers, 210 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

98%

Cable from Midcontinent Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Harrisburg covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Midcontinent Communications start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Harrisburg, $50.66.

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 Harrisburg, $3.62.

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 Harrisburg. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Harrisburg's providers, 210 Mbps.

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Vast Broadband cable internet

Provider

Vast Broadband

Starting price*
$39/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

94%

Cable from Vast Broadband offers broadband to nearly all households in Harrisburg covering 94% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Vast Broadband start at $39/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Harrisburg, $50.66.

Vast Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $9.75 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Harrisburg, $3.62.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Vast Broadband offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Harrisburg. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Harrisburg's providers, 210 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Harrisburg and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Harrisburg at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Harrisburg at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 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 Harrisburg DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Midcontinent Communications is the fastest internet provider in Harrisburg with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Harrisburg. The next fastest internet provider in Harrisburg is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Harrisburg with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Harrisburg, $50.66.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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