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Internet providers in Rapid Valley, SD

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Rapid Valley, SD internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic0.436%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 80 MbpsDSL97%
Midcontinent Communications $49.95 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Vast Broadband $39.99 4 - 200 MbpsCable93%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Rapid Valley internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Rapid Valley 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 Rapid Valley area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Rapid Valley residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Rapid Valley, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Rapid Valley area, and 97.99% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rapid Valley's six internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Rapid Valley

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Rapid Valley residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Midcontinent Communications, which covers 98% of the area. Rapid Valley’s third most-available internet provider, Vast Broadband, offers cable to around 93% of Rapid Valley residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Rapid Valley covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Rapid Valley 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 Rapid Valley, $49.66.

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 Rapid Valley, $2.92.

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 Rapid Valley. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rapid Valley's providers, 236 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

98%

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

Midcontinent Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Rapid Valley 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 Rapid Valley, $49.66.

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 Rapid Valley, $2.92.

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 Rapid Valley. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rapid Valley's providers, 236 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

93%

Cable from Vast Broadband offers broadband to nearly all households in Rapid Valley covering 93% of the area.

Vast Broadband’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Rapid Valley 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 Rapid Valley, $49.66.

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 Rapid Valley, $2.92.

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 Rapid Valley. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Rapid Valley's providers, 236 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Midcontinent Communications is the fastest internet provider in Rapid Valley with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Rapid Valley. The next fastest internet provider in Rapid Valley is Vast Broadband, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Vast Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Rapid Valley with plans starting at $39.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Rapid Valley, $49.66.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Rapid Valley, covering 0.436% of the city.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.