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Internet providers in 57201

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57201 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL79%
Vast Broadband $39.00 -Cable96%
Midcontinent Communications $50.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable95%
Vast Broadband $39.00 -DSL0.410%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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57201 internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in the 57201 ZIP code 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 57201 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 97% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 11% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 3.180% of those living in the 57201 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 57201 area, and 96.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 57201, prices start at $39 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Watertown

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Midcontinent Communications 131 Mbps 21 Mbps Cable
Data Truck 24 Mbps 5 Mbps Wireless

Top high-speed internet providers in 57201

The largest internet providers serving the 57201 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Vast Broadband, and Midcontinent Communications bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 57201 ZIP code, covering 79% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Vast Broadband, which covers 96% of the area. Watertown’s third most-available internet provider, Midcontinent Communications, offers cable to around 95% of residents in the 57201 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

79%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 57201 ZIP code, covering 79% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Watertown, $59.85.

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 Watertown, $2.49.

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 57201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Watertown's providers, 80 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

96%

Cable from Vast Broadband offers broadband to nearly all households in the 57201 ZIP code, covering 96% of the area.

Vast Broadband’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 57201 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 Watertown, $59.85.

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 Watertown, $2.49.

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 57201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Watertown's providers, 80 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

95%

Cable from Midcontinent Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 57201 ZIP code, covering 95% of the area.

Midcontinent Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 57201 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Midcontinent Communications start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Watertown, $59.85.

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, $2.49.

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 57201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Watertown's providers, 80 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 57201 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 57201 and the greater Watertown area. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Watertown at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Watertown at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 57201 ZIP, 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 Watertown 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 Watertown cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 57201 frequently asked questions

Data Truck is the fastest internet provider in the 57201 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 57201. The next fastest internet provider in the 57201 ZIP code is Midcontinent Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 95% of the area.

Vast Broadband offers the cheapest internet in the 57201 ZIP with service starting at $39/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Watertown, $59.85.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.