While only 84% of South Dakota residents have access to high-speed internet services from leading service providers, 100% of the residents of Rapid City, SD have access to high-speed internet, with four companies competing for the high-speed internet dollar. While there aren’t as many provider options as in some larger Midwest cities, you can still get great internet service in Rapid City if you make the right choice.
So what’s the best high-speed internet provider in Rapid City, SD? Let’s look at the speeds to see who comes out on top.
Internet Speeds for Rapid City, SD
Out of the four internet providers in Rapid City, SD, Vast Broadband has the fastest available speeds, with its top service for the area offering 125 Mbps downloads—with 200 Mbps available in some Vast Broadband areas. Serving what was formerly the WOW! Cable service area, Vast Broadband is available in about 95% of homes.
Available in 100% of homes in Rapid City proper, up next in terms of speed is Midcontinent Communications with a top available speed of 100 Mbps. If you live in an area where Vast is not available, this is the fastest option.
Coming in third place at 80 Mbps is Centurylink, with HughesNet satellite internet bringing up the rear with a top speed of 25 Mbps.
Who to Choose
With a combination of speed and affordability, Vast Broadband offers the best option for high-speed internet in Rapid City, SD. If you live in an area not served by Vast Broadband, Midcontinent Communications is the way to go, and if you’re in a rural area not reached by wired internet services, HughesNet offers a satellite option.
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