Broadband Service in Montana

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BROADBAND IN Montana

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Montana Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
68%
68% BROADBAND COVERAGE
28%
28% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

21.8

50th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

73.0%

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

63.1%

of Montanans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

1.9%

of Montanans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

95.5%

of Montanans have access to wireline service.

10.8%

of Montanans have access to fiber-optic service.

64.5%

of Montanans have access to cable service.

90.9%

of Montanans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.1%

of Montanans have access to mobile broadband service.

70.6%

of Montanans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In Montana

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1.
Whitefish
38.8 MBPS
38.8">%
2.
Columbia Falls
36.3 MBPS
36.3">%
3.
Miles City
33.5 MBPS
33.5">%
4.
Belgrade
29.3 MBPS
29.3">%
5.
Great Falls
26.2 MBPS
26.2">%

Largest Competing Providers In Montana

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 85.4% of Montanans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 117 broadband providers in Montana.
  • There are 277,000 people in Montana without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 241,000 people in Montana that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 46,000 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%18 providers
Bozeman92.1%25 providers
Butte90.5%12 providers
Great Falls93.1%15 providers
Helena86.5%14 providers
Kalispell82.2%10 providers
Missoula96.3%21 providers
Last Updated on 10/10/2017.

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