Montana Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Montana Internet Facts in 2022

  • Montana currently ranks 44th 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 2,874 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%
Chouteau 93.60%
Custer 92.69%
Golden Valley 92.65%
Teton 92.34%
Wheatland 92.30%
Cascade 90.94%
Yellowstone 90.50%
Dawson 90.31%
Lowest
Toole 1.67%
Granite 3.70%
Mineral 5.75%
Wibaux 7.18%
Treasure 7.24%
Broadwater 10.74%
Sanders 11.64%
Rosebud 12.86%
Powder River 15.09%
Lincoln 18.20%

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 18 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 52.7%
Blaine 98.6%
Broadwater 12.2%
Carbon 35.9%
Carter 52.2%
Cascade 94.5%
Chouteau 99.2%
Custer 93.9%
Daniels 99.3%
Dawson 90.3%
Deer Lodge 78.3%
Fallon 79.8%
Fergus 84.7%
Flathead 91.5%
Gallatin 89.1%
Garfield 47.7%
Glacier 32.5%
Golden Valley 92.7%
Granite 40.8%
Hill 97.0%
Jefferson 54.5%
Judith Basin 89.3%
Lake 84.8%
Lewis and Clark 91.3%
Liberty 84.0%
Lincoln 36.0%
McCone 50.1%
Madison 86.0%
Meagher 98.5%
Mineral 39.5%
Missoula 94.0%
Musselshell 52.3%
Park 57.0%
Petroleum 42.3%
Phillips 88.2%
Pondera 72.7%
Powder River 38.8%
Powell 57.0%
Prairie 61.5%
Ravalli 75.7%
Richland 86.9%
Roosevelt 81.4%
Rosebud 49.7%
Sanders 53.2%
Sheridan 90.3%
Silver Bow 90.2%
Stillwater 71.8%
Sweet Grass 93.8%
Teton 92.3%
Toole 66.0%
Treasure 49.9%
Valley 85.7%
Wheatland 96.8%
Wibaux 7.2%
Yellowstone 95.2%

Internet Providers By City in Montana

Absarokee 82.4% 8 providers
Alberton 43.1% 9 providers
Anaconda 80.7% 14 providers
Arlee 36.7% 11 providers
Ashland 57.2% 9 providers
Augusta 97.9% 10 providers
Bainville 98.7% 11 providers
Baker 81.0% 9 providers
Belgrade 90.0% 17 providers
Belt 100.0% 14 providers
Big Sandy 100.0% 11 providers
Big Sky 95.8% 12 providers
Big Timber 93.8% 13 providers
Bigfork 91.3% 12 providers
Billings 97.7% 18 providers
Bonner 71.6% 13 providers
Boulder 44.9% 14 providers
Box Elder 99.2% 10 providers
Bozeman 97.4% 20 providers
Bridger 5.1% 13 providers
Broadus 39.4% 10 providers
Browning 11.5% 8 providers
Busby 52.4% 13 providers
Butte 91.2% 19 providers
Charlo 51.1% 12 providers
Chester 95.4% 11 providers
Chinook 100.0% 10 providers
Choteau 99.8% 12 providers
Circle 71.7% 9 providers
Clancy 92.2% 13 providers
Clinton 89.3% 12 providers
Clyde Park 0.0% 10 providers
Colstrip 36.5% 14 providers
Columbia Falls 94.1% 15 providers
Columbus 64.1% 16 providers
Condon 26.7% 7 providers
Conrad 82.3% 15 providers
Corvallis 87.1% 15 providers
Crow Agency 98.7% 12 providers
Culbertson 88.8% 13 providers
Custer 86.7% 12 providers
Cut Bank 72.9% 12 providers
Darby 59.8% 14 providers
Deer Lodge 61.0% 11 providers
Denton 70.7% 11 providers
Dillon 80.6% 13 providers
Drummond 39.0% 9 providers
East Helena 84.0% 14 providers
Emigrant 0.0% 11 providers
Ennis 94.4% 12 providers
Eureka 11.8% 10 providers
Fairfield 99.8% 12 providers
Fishtail 52.5% 8 providers
Florence 94.1% 16 providers
Forsyth 72.5% 15 providers
Fort Benton 99.9% 14 providers
Fort Peck 82.4% 9 providers
Fort Shaw 99.0% 11 providers
Frenchtown 76.4% 13 providers
Fromberg 0.0% 11 providers
Gallatin Gateway 75.0% 17 providers
Gardiner 0.0% 12 providers
Geraldine 99.7% 9 providers
Glasgow 93.0% 10 providers
Glendive 91.5% 10 providers
Great Falls 96.6% 17 providers
Hamilton 83.6% 15 providers
Hardin 23.5% 14 providers
Harlem 99.1% 10 providers
Harlowton 100.0% 10 providers
Havre 96.4% 14 providers
Hays 96.1% 7 providers
Heart Butte 7.0% 8 providers
Helena 92.3% 15 providers
Highwood 97.9% 11 providers
Hot Springs 18.0% 11 providers
Huntley 59.8% 14 providers
Huson 50.3% 11 providers
Hysham 48.5% 12 providers
Jefferson City 78.6% 13 providers
Joliet 10.3% 12 providers
Judith Gap 100.0% 11 providers
Kalispell 95.5% 16 providers
Kila 73.9% 14 providers
Lame Deer 38.6% 11 providers
Laurel 94.4% 13 providers
Lavina 88.0% 11 providers
Lewistown 90.3% 12 providers
Libby 51.9% 12 providers
Lincoln 98.3% 10 providers
Livingston 74.4% 12 providers
Lodge Grass 95.6% 11 providers
Lolo 93.2% 15 providers
Malta 94.0% 14 providers
Manhattan 47.3% 17 providers
Mc Allister 90.3% 12 providers
Miles City 95.8% 12 providers
Missoula 97.7% 19 providers
Molt 89.0% 8 providers
Moore 80.2% 12 providers
Nashua 77.6% 8 providers
Park City 72.9% 12 providers
Plains 40.4% 14 providers
Plentywood 92.2% 9 providers
Polson 93.0% 13 providers
Poplar 74.5% 10 providers
Red Lodge 74.7% 12 providers
Reed Point 100.0% 11 providers
Rexford 8.9% 10 providers
Ronan 97.0% 13 providers
Roundup 53.7% 12 providers
Rudyard 100.0% 10 providers
Saint Ignatius 85.5% 13 providers
Saint Regis 45.5% 10 providers
Sand Coulee 100.0% 13 providers
Scobey 99.2% 6 providers
Seeley Lake 67.8% 14 providers
Shelby 74.6% 15 providers
Shepherd 62.8% 14 providers
Sheridan 95.2% 12 providers
Sidney 95.3% 11 providers
Stanford 81.0% 13 providers
Stevensville 59.1% 15 providers
Stockett 100.0% 11 providers
Sunburst 50.8% 10 providers
Superior 30.6% 12 providers
Terry 57.2% 11 providers
Thompson Falls 72.4% 12 providers
Three Forks 0.0% 16 providers
Toston 0.0% 11 providers
Townsend 16.9% 13 providers
Trego 4.2% 8 providers
Trout Creek 78.6% 7 providers
Troy 37.6% 14 providers
Twin Bridges 97.4% 13 providers
Ulm 0.0% 12 providers
Valier 73.3% 12 providers
Victor 69.3% 14 providers
West Yellowstone 72.8% 12 providers
Westby 76.1% 9 providers
White Sulphur Springs 99.7% 10 providers
Whitefish 93.1% 13 providers
Whitehall 4.3% 14 providers
Wibaux 7.2% 9 providers
Wilsall 3.0% 11 providers
Winifred 100.0% 9 providers
Wolf Creek 31.3% 10 providers
Wolf Point 79.0% 10 providers
Worden 64.5% 14 providers
Wyola 45.2% 11 providers