Internet providers in Madison, SD

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Madison, SD internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 80 MbpsDSL98%
Midcontinent Communications $49.95 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Vast Broadband $39.99 4 - 200 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 5 MbpsSatellite100%
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Madison internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Madison 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 Madison area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Madison residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Madison, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Madison area, and 98.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Madison's seven internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Madison

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Madison residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Midcontinent Communications, which covers 99% of the area. Madison’s third most-available internet provider, Vast Broadband, offers cable to around 98% of Madison residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

98%

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Madison 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Madison, $48.55.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $2.02.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Madison. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 225 Mbps.

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Midcontinent Communications cable internet

Provider

Midcontinent Communications

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Midcontinent Communications offers broadband to all households in Madison covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Midcontinent Communications start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Madison, $48.55.

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 Madison, $2.02.

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 Madison. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 225 Mbps.

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Vast Broadband cable internet

Provider

Vast Broadband

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Vast Broadband offers broadband to nearly all households in Madison covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Vast Broadband start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $48.55.

Vast Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $10.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $2.02.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Vast Broadband offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Madison. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 225 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Madison and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Madison at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Madison at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Midcontinent Communications is the fastest internet provider in Madison with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Madison. The next fastest internet provider in Madison is Vast Broadband, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 98% of the area.

SpeedConnect offers the cheapest internet in Madison with plans starting at $39.95/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $48.55.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.