Montana Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Montana Internet Facts in 2022

  • Montana currently ranks 46th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly two in ten Montana residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that eight in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,862 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

Montana ranked last among all states with only 72.5% of people having access to 100Mbps broadband.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Daniels 99.09%
Hill 97.00%
Custer 92.69%
Golden Valley 92.65%
Wheatland 92.30%
Yellowstone 90.53%
Dawson 90.31%
Meagher 89.48%
Missoula 88.53%
Silver Bow 88.03%
Lowest
Pondera 0%
Toole 0%
Madison 2.04%
Mineral 2.25%
Granite 2.50%
Sanders 4.11%
Wibaux 7.18%
Treasure 7.24%
Broadwater 10.74%
Rosebud 13.59%

Montana ranked last among all states with only 5.8% of people having access to 1G broadband.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Montana

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 86%
  • Without: 14%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: 1%
  • Broadband of any type: 85%
  • Cellular data only: 13%
  • Satellite: 9%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 4%
  • 18-64: 6%
  • 65+ adults: 8%

  • <$20,000: 37%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 15%
  • $75,000+: 5%

  • Black: (Unavailable)
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 9%
  • Asian: (Unavailable)
  • Mixed race: 4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5%
  • White: 6%

  • Employed: 5%
  • Unemployed: 8%

  • Less than high school: 9%
  • Some college or associate degree: 8%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%

Internet Speed in Top Montana Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Billings 133.1 MBPS 17 Providers
Missoula 125.2 MBPS 19 Providers
Great Falls 57.0 MBPS 17 Providers
Bozeman 87.1 MBPS 20 Providers
Helena 27.5 MBPS 15 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Montana

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Spectrum 125.6 MBPS
CenturyLink 23.1 MBPS
Montana Internet Corporation 12.8 MBPS
WispWest.net 12.3 MBPS
SpeedConnect 8.0 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Beaverhead 82.1%
Big Horn 53.0%
Blaine 98.6%
Broadwater 11.0%
Carbon 36.0%
Carter 52.6%
Cascade 94.1%
Chouteau 99.2%
Custer 93.9%
Daniels 99.3%
Dawson 90.3%
Deer Lodge 78.5%
Fallon 80.0%
Fergus 84.7%
Flathead 91.4%
Gallatin 88.7%
Garfield 47.7%
Glacier 61.6%
Golden Valley 92.7%
Granite 36.3%
Hill 97.0%
Jefferson 53.9%
Judith Basin 89.3%
Lake 84.7%
Lewis and Clark 91.4%
Liberty 84.0%
Lincoln 25.8%
McCone 50.1%
Madison 73.5%
Meagher 98.5%
Mineral 39.7%
Missoula 94.2%
Musselshell 52.3%
Park 57.0%
Petroleum 42.3%
Phillips 88.2%
Pondera 33.8%
Powder River 38.7%
Powell 57.2%
Prairie 61.5%
Ravalli 74.5%
Richland 86.2%
Roosevelt 81.6%
Rosebud 48.6%
Sanders 52.2%
Sheridan 84.5%
Silver Bow 90.1%
Stillwater 71.8%
Sweet Grass 95.3%
Teton 61.1%
Toole 63.0%
Treasure 49.3%
Valley 85.5%
Wheatland 96.8%
Wibaux 7.2%
Yellowstone 94.6%

Internet Providers By City in Montana

Absarokee 82.4% 8 providers
Alberton 65.0% 8 providers
Anaconda 80.9% 13 providers
Arlee 46.3% 10 providers
Ashland 57.4% 8 providers
Augusta 92.5% 9 providers
Bainville 98.7% 9 providers
Baker 81.2% 7 providers
Belgrade 90.1% 17 providers
Belt 83.3% 12 providers
Big Sandy 100.0% 9 providers
Big Sky 94.6% 11 providers
Big Timber 95.5% 10 providers
Bigfork 91.4% 12 providers
Billings 97.8% 17 providers
Bonner 69.1% 12 providers
Boulder 44.8% 12 providers
Box Elder 99.2% 8 providers
Bozeman 97.4% 20 providers
Bridger 6.0% 12 providers
Broadus 39.4% 8 providers
Browning 59.7% 7 providers
Busby 53.4% 11 providers
Butte 91.2% 18 providers
Charlo 42.7% 10 providers
Chester 95.4% 9 providers
Chinook 100.0% 9 providers
Choteau 78.0% 10 providers
Circle 71.7% 7 providers
Clancy 91.8% 13 providers
Clinton 88.9% 10 providers
Clyde Park 0.0% 9 providers
Colstrip 39.2% 13 providers
Columbia Falls 93.6% 14 providers
Columbus 64.1% 14 providers
Condon 27.1% 6 providers
Conrad 9.6% 12 providers
Corvallis 87.8% 15 providers
Crow Agency 98.9% 9 providers
Culbertson 88.8% 11 providers
Custer 86.7% 9 providers
Cut Bank 73.4% 10 providers
Darby 61.4% 11 providers
Deer Lodge 61.0% 9 providers
Denton 71.8% 10 providers
Dillon 80.6% 12 providers
Drummond 40.1% 8 providers
East Helena 84.0% 13 providers
Emigrant 0.0% 10 providers
Ennis 94.4% 10 providers
Eureka 78.7% 8 providers
Fairfield 29.5% 10 providers
Fishtail 52.5% 8 providers
Florence 94.1% 15 providers
Forsyth 73.7% 12 providers
Fort Benton 99.9% 11 providers
Fort Peck 82.4% 8 providers
Fort Shaw 90.2% 9 providers
Frenchtown 60.0% 13 providers
Fromberg 0.0% 9 providers
Gallatin Gateway 61.0% 15 providers
Gardiner 0.0% 10 providers
Geraldine 99.7% 8 providers
Glasgow 92.7% 9 providers
Glendive 91.5% 10 providers
Great Falls 96.6% 17 providers
Hamilton 83.8% 15 providers
Hardin 23.6% 11 providers
Harlem 99.1% 8 providers
Harlowton 100.0% 8 providers
Havre 96.4% 13 providers
Hays 96.1% 6 providers
Heart Butte 71.5% 7 providers
Helena 92.5% 15 providers
Highwood 97.9% 10 providers
Hot Springs 19.4% 11 providers
Huntley 30.2% 14 providers
Huson 50.3% 12 providers
Hysham 47.6% 9 providers
Jefferson City 78.6% 11 providers
Joliet 10.3% 10 providers
Judith Gap 100.0% 9 providers
Kalispell 95.2% 15 providers
Kila 72.6% 12 providers
Lame Deer 31.7% 10 providers
Laurel 94.3% 13 providers
Lavina 88.0% 9 providers
Lewistown 90.3% 12 providers
Libby 2.1% 11 providers
Lincoln 98.3% 9 providers
Livingston 74.4% 11 providers
Lodge Grass 95.6% 8 providers
Lolo 94.9% 14 providers
Malta 94.0% 11 providers
Manhattan 47.3% 16 providers
Mc Allister 89.7% 10 providers
Miles City 95.8% 12 providers
Missoula 97.7% 19 providers
Molt 89.0% 10 providers
Moore 78.2% 10 providers
Nashua 77.6% 7 providers
Park City 73.0% 11 providers
Plains 45.9% 13 providers
Plentywood 82.6% 7 providers
Polson 93.9% 13 providers
Poplar 75.8% 8 providers
Red Lodge 74.7% 12 providers
Reed Point 100.0% 9 providers
Rexford 48.9% 8 providers
Ronan 97.0% 12 providers
Roundup 53.7% 10 providers
Rudyard 100.0% 8 providers
Saint Ignatius 83.6% 10 providers
Saint Regis 39.9% 8 providers
Sand Coulee 100.0% 11 providers
Scobey 99.2% 5 providers
Seeley Lake 68.1% 10 providers
Shelby 70.4% 12 providers
Shepherd 64.6% 13 providers
Sheridan 32.0% 10 providers
Sidney 94.3% 11 providers
Stanford 81.0% 10 providers
Stevensville 53.4% 15 providers
Stockett 100.0% 9 providers
Sunburst 50.8% 8 providers
Superior 32.7% 9 providers
Terry 57.2% 8 providers
Thompson Falls 68.5% 10 providers
Three Forks 0.0% 15 providers
Toston 0.0% 9 providers
Townsend 15.3% 12 providers
Trego 95.1% 7 providers
Trout Creek 62.4% 6 providers
Troy 0.0% 12 providers
Twin Bridges 97.1% 11 providers
Ulm 0.0% 10 providers
Valier 62.8% 10 providers
Victor 68.8% 14 providers
West Yellowstone 67.6% 10 providers
Westby 75.3% 8 providers
White Sulphur Springs 99.7% 8 providers
Whitefish 93.2% 13 providers
Whitehall 3.3% 12 providers
Wibaux 7.2% 8 providers
Wilsall 3.0% 10 providers
Winifred 100.0% 8 providers
Wolf Creek 27.6% 9 providers
Wolf Point 78.6% 9 providers
Worden 26.5% 12 providers
Wyola 47.3% 10 providers