Internet providers in Watertown, SD

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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 $49 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Watertown

The largest internet providers in Watertown are CenturyLink, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing DSL and satellite 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 satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Watertown’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Watertown residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Watertown, $53.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Watertown, $5.89.

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 slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Watertown's providers, 43 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 Watertown covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Watertown 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 Watertown, $53.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Watertown, $5.89.

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 Watertown. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Watertown's providers, 43 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

5 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Watertown covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Watertown 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 ViaSat, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Watertown, $53.00.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Watertown, $5.89.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Watertown. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Watertown's providers, 43 Mbps.

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Watertown, SD internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 100 MbpsDSL86%
Clarity Telecom, LLC - -Cable100%
Midcontinent Communications - -Cable99%
Clarity Telecom, LLC - -DSL0.139%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Clarity Telecom, LLC 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.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in Watertown with plans starting at $49/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Watertown, $53.00.

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.

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.

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.

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.