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Internet providers in Watertown, SD

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Watertown, SD internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL86%
Vast Broadband $39.99 4 - 200 MbpsCable100%
Midcontinent Communications $49.95 10 - 200 MbpsCable99%
Vast Broadband $39.99 4 - 8 MbpsDSL0.139%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Watertown internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Watertown 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 Watertown area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Watertown residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Watertown, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Watertown area, and 99.80% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Watertown's seven internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Watertown

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Watertown residents, covering 86% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Vast Broadband, which covers 100% of the area. Watertown’s third most-available internet provider, Midcontinent Communications, offers cable to around 99% of Watertown residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

86%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Watertown covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Watertown 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 Watertown, $47.49.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Watertown, $3.65.

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 Watertown. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Watertown's providers, 91 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

100%

Cable from Vast Broadband offers broadband to all households in Watertown covering 100% of the area.

Vast Broadband’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Watertown 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 Watertown, $47.49.

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 Watertown, $3.65.

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 Watertown. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Watertown's providers, 91 Mbps.

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Midcontinent Communications cable internet

Provider

Midcontinent Communications

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

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

Midcontinent Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Watertown 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 Watertown, $47.49.

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 Watertown, $3.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Midcontinent Communications offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Watertown. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Watertown's providers, 91 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Watertown and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Watertown at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Watertown at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Watertown residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Vast Broadband is the fastest internet provider in Watertown with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Watertown. The next fastest internet provider in Watertown is Midcontinent Communications, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Data Truck offers the cheapest internet in Watertown with plans starting at $39.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Watertown, $47.49.

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.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.