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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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

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.

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.