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Internet providers in Madison, SD

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Madison, SD internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL98%
Midcontinent Communications $50.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Vast Broadband $39.00 -Cable98%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 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. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 6.040% of the area. No DSL 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 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Madison

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Midcontinent Communications 90 Mbps 21 Mbps Cable

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*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Madison, $54.83.

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 Madison, $2.38.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Madison. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster 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*
$50/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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Madison, $54.83.

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, $2.38.

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/mo.
Max download speed

null 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/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $54.83.

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 Madison, $2.38.

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 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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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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Madison at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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 $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 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 CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Vast Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Madison with plans starting at $39/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $54.83.

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.

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.