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.
69%
69% BROADBAND COVERAGE
25%
25% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

19.9

50th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

71.7%

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

62.7%

of Montanans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

1.9%

of Montanans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

95.1%

of Montanans have access to wireline service.

12.9%

of Montanans have access to fiber-optic service.

64.7%

of Montanans have access to cable service.

90.3%

of Montanans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.1%

of Montanans have access to mobile broadband service.

71.9%

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.Whitefish38.8 MBPS9 Providers
2.Columbia Falls36.3 MBPS10 Providers
3.Miles City33.5 MBPS10 Providers
4.Belgrade29.3 MBPS12 Providers
5.Great Falls26.2 MBPS13 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Montana

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Charter Spectrum28.7 MBPS
CenturyLink5.6 MBPS
MontanaSky Networks5.3 MBPS
Cybernet14.7 MBPS
Montana Internet Corporation3.4 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 85.8% of Montanans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 120 internet providers in Montana.
  • There are 290,000 people in Montana without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 210,000 people in Montana that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 50,000 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
Billings97.0%14 providers
Bozeman92.2%18 providers
Butte90.5%11 providers
Great Falls93.1%13 providers
Helena87.6%11 providers
Kalispell83.9%10 providers
Missoula96.3%15 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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