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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.
72.4%
72.4% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
0.7%
0.7% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

37.4

50th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

77.9%

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

70.7%

of Montanans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

5.3%

of Montanans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.5%

of Montanans have access to wireline service.

14.8%

of Montanans have access to fiber-optic service.

64.4%

of Montanans have access to cable service.

91.9%

of Montanans have access to DSL service.

Largest Competing Providers In Montana

Coverage by County in Montana

County Name% Broadband Coverage
Beaverhead79.8%
Big Horn49.3%
Blaine96.9%
Broadwater10.7%
Carbon34.9%
Carter51.4%
Cascade88.8%
Chouteau98.4%
Custer92.7%
Daniels99.2%
Dawson90.3%
Deer Lodge77.1%
Fallon80.0%
Fergus85.0%
Flathead88.8%
Gallatin85.6%
Garfield47.7%
Glacier26.0%
Golden Valley88.9%
Granite21.2%
Hill96.3%
Jefferson42.9%
Judith Basin82.6%
Lake69.8%
Lewis and Clark86.0%
Liberty84.0%
Lincoln19.6%
McCone48.3%
Madison30.8%
Meagher98.5%
Mineral28.3%
Missoula90.3%
Musselshell52.3%
Park56.9%
Petroleum42.3%
Phillips84.1%
Pondera12.3%
Powder River38.0%
Powell54.8%
Prairie61.5%
Ravalli47.6%
Richland86.2%
Roosevelt73.9%
Rosebud45.7%
Sanders24.0%
Sheridan86.4%
Silver Bow89.7%
Stillwater62.9%
Sweet Grass86.7%
Teton27.0%
Toole28.5%
Treasure53.1%
Valley82.1%
Wheatland94.8%
Wibaux7.4%
Yellowstone94.8%

Internet Speed in Top Montana Cities

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Billings38.2 MBPS15 Providers
2.Missoula36.3 MBPS14 Providers
3.Great Falls39.0 MBPS13 Providers
4.Bozeman46.4 MBPS15 Providers
5.Helena34.4 MBPS13 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Montana

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Charter Spectrum49.7 MBPS
CenturyLink15.2 MBPS
Montana Internet Corporation12.8 MBPS
Cybernet110.4 MBPS
WispWest.net9.4 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 90.4% of Montanans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 120 internet providers in Montana.
  • There are 203,000 people in Montana without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 205,000 people in Montana that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 36,000 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
Anaconda79.4%10 providers
Belgrade89.5%12 providers
Bigfork92.3%9 providers
Billings97.7%15 providers
Bozeman96.3%15 providers
Browning0.1%6 providers
Butte91.0%12 providers
Clancy87.8%11 providers
Columbia Falls91.5%10 providers
Columbus51.9%13 providers
Corvallis41.4%13 providers
Cut Bank72.9%9 providers
Deer Lodge60.9%8 providers
Dillon80.5%8 providers
East Helena85.3%10 providers
Eureka67.7%6 providers
Florence85.7%12 providers
Glasgow91.0%6 providers
Glendive91.5%7 providers
Great Falls93.4%13 providers
Hamilton74.6%12 providers
Hardin19.8%9 providers
Havre95.4%9 providers
Helena88.5%13 providers
Kalispell94.0%9 providers
Laurel90.7%11 providers
Lewistown90.2%9 providers
Libby0.0%7 providers
Livingston74.4%9 providers
Lolo93.2%11 providers
Manhattan45.5%12 providers
Miles City94.6%9 providers
Missoula96.8%14 providers
Polson96.2%10 providers
Ronan65.9%9 providers
Roundup53.7%8 providers
Shelby37.6%10 providers
Sidney94.3%8 providers
Stevensville30.3%12 providers
Townsend14.9%8 providers
Whitefish85.9%10 providers
Wolf Point77.0%6 providers
Last Updated on 2/6/2020.