Broadband Service in Montana

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BROADBAND IN Montana

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Montana Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
18%
18% BROADBAND COVERAGE
34%
34% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

21.8

50th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

22.5%

of Montanans have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

1.6%

of Montanans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

0.3%

of Montanans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

90.2%

of Montanans have access to wireline service.

3.4%

of Montanans have access to fiber-optic service.

68.3%

of Montanans have access to cable service.

85.0%

of Montanans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

96.4%

of Montanans have access to mobile broadband service.

66.8%

of Montanans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In Montana

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1.
Butte
29.4 MBPS
29.4">%
2.
Helena
28.5 MBPS
28.5">%
3.
Polson
27.0 MBPS
27.0">%
4.
Whitefish
25.9 MBPS
25.9">%
5.
Deer Lodge
24.9 MBPS
24.9">%

Largest Competing Providers In Montana

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Montana Broadband Program has been awarded $6,084,826 in federal grants for Montana's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $13,796,640, accounting for 0.4% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Montana.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 59.4% to 78.9% of Montanans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 99 broadband providers in Montana.
  • There are 794,000 people in Montana without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 276,000 people in Montana that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 74,000 people in Montana don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Montana CITIES

Billings26.0%21 providers
Bozeman24.0%23 providers
Butte0.2%12 providers
Great Falls8.4%15 providers
Helena10.8%15 providers
Kalispell3.4%11 providers
Missoula32.1%21 providers
Last Updated on 10/26/2016.

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