Broadband Service in Montana

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Montana

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Montana Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
77%
77% BROADBAND COVERAGE
25%
25% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

26.7

48th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

79.2%

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

70.3%

of Montanans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

3.4%

of Montanans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.2%

of Montanans have access to wireline service.

13.6%

of Montanans have access to fiber-optic service.

64.5%

of Montanans have access to cable service.

91.4%

of Montanans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.1%

of Montanans have access to mobile broadband service.

75.2%

of Montanans have access to fixed wireless service.

Largest Competing Providers In Montana

Top 5 Fastest cities in Montana

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Winnett248.5 MBPS6 Providers
2.Ryegate69.9 MBPS7 Providers
3.Belgrade55.4 MBPS12 Providers
4.Polson52.8 MBPS10 Providers
5.Grass Range52.1 MBPS7 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Montana

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Charter Spectrum34.7 MBPS
Montana Internet Corporation14.5 MBPS
CenturyLink11.0 MBPS
Cybernet110.1 MBPS
WispWest.net8.3 MBPS

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 89.1% of Montanans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 118 internet providers in Montana.
  • There are 213,000 people in Montana without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 215,000 people in Montana that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 39,000 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

Average speed over time
Anaconda79.2%10 providers
Belgrade88.3%12 providers
Bigfork92.2%9 providers
Billings97.5%14 providers
Bozeman95.9%18 providers
Browning0.1%6 providers
Butte90.6%12 providers
Clancy86.5%11 providers
Columbia Falls90.9%10 providers
Columbus51.9%13 providers
Corvallis40.6%13 providers
Cut Bank72.9%9 providers
Deer Lodge60.9%8 providers
Dillon77.0%8 providers
East Helena84.0%10 providers
Eureka67.7%6 providers
Florence85.7%12 providers
Glasgow91.0%6 providers
Glendive91.1%7 providers
Great Falls93.2%14 providers
Hamilton74.2%12 providers
Hardin14.7%9 providers
Havre95.4%9 providers
Helena87.9%13 providers
Kalispell92.7%10 providers
Laurel90.5%10 providers
Lewistown90.1%9 providers
Libby0.0%7 providers
Livingston74.0%9 providers
Lolo93.2%11 providers
Manhattan45.5%12 providers
Miles City94.6%9 providers
Missoula96.3%13 providers
Polson94.4%10 providers
Ronan65.7%9 providers
Roundup50.3%8 providers
Shelby37.7%10 providers
Sidney94.2%8 providers
Stevensville30.3%12 providers
Townsend14.9%8 providers
Whitefish84.4%10 providers
Wolf Point77.0%6 providers
Last Updated on 3/6/2019.

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