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Internet providers in Pierre, SD

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Pierre, SD internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.946%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL92%
Midcontinent Communications $49.95 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 5 MbpsSatellite100%
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Pierre internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Pierre 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 Pierre area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Pierre residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.950% of those living in Pierre.

There are four internet providers serving the Pierre area, and 99.58% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Pierre's four internet providers, prices start at $45 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Pierre

The largest internet providers in Pierre are CenturyLink, Midcontinent Communications, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Pierre.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Pierre residents, covering 92% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Midcontinent Communications, which covers 100% of the area. Pierre’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Pierre residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Pierre covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Pierre 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Pierre, $51.23.

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 Pierre, $2.33.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Pierre. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Pierre's providers, 533 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

100%

Cable from Midcontinent Communications offers broadband to all households in Pierre covering 100% of the area.

Midcontinent Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Pierre 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 Pierre, $51.23.

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 Pierre, $2.33.

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 Pierre. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Pierre's providers, 533 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Pierre covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Pierre where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Pierre, $51.23.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Pierre, $2.33.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Pierre. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Pierre's providers, 533 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Pierre with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.946% of households in Pierre. The next fastest internet provider in Pierre is Midcontinent Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in Pierre with plans starting at $45/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Pierre, $51.23.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Pierre, covering 2.946% of the city.

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.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.