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

20.3

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.Belgrade51.6 MBPS12 Providers
2.Polson46.4 MBPS9 Providers
3.Havre39.2 MBPS11 Providers
4.Miles City35.0 MBPS10 Providers
5.Bozeman34.2 MBPS18 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Montana

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Charter Spectrum27.0 MBPS
CenturyLink9.4 MBPS
Montana Internet Corporation7.3 MBPS
MontanaSky Networks6.9 MBPS
Cybernet15.0 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 117 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
Anaconda76.6%9 providers
Belgrade87.3%12 providers
Bigfork80.9%9 providers
Billings97.0%12 providers
Bozeman92.2%18 providers
Browning0.0%6 providers
Butte90.5%11 providers
Clancy82.7%11 providers
Columbia Falls86.8%10 providers
Columbus51.9%12 providers
Corvallis38.7%11 providers
Cut Bank0.0%8 providers
Deer Lodge60.0%8 providers
Dillon76.3%8 providers
East Helena83.8%10 providers
Eureka100.0%6 providers
Florence85.4%12 providers
Glasgow90.9%6 providers
Glendive0.0%7 providers
Great Falls93.1%13 providers
Hamilton61.1%11 providers
Hardin3.3%9 providers
Havre94.6%11 providers
Helena87.6%11 providers
Kalispell83.9%10 providers
Laurel90.0%9 providers
Lewistown1.1%9 providers
Libby0.0%8 providers
Livingston72.9%9 providers
Lolo93.2%11 providers
Manhattan45.5%12 providers
Miles City4.9%10 providers
Missoula96.3%15 providers
Polson89.3%9 providers
Ronan63.6%8 providers
Roundup0.0%6 providers
Shelby0.0%10 providers
Sidney2.5%8 providers
Stevensville7.9%10 providers
Townsend14.9%8 providers
Whitefish81.9%9 providers
Wolf Point53.1%6 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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