Internet Providers in Ashland, Montana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ashland, MT
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 6.1 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 57.16%

Internet Access in Ashland, Montana

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the strongest coverage footprint in Ashland. HughesNet is also widely available.

DSL-based broadband has a wide coverage area compared with other Internet options around Ashland because virtually all houses are wired with phone wires — therefore, seeing as most homes are wired for phone wiring, it's no suprise that Ashland has 91.98 percent DSL availability.

Range Telephone Cooperative is currently one of the top three providers in Ashland. They are available for 91 percent of local addresses. Choice Broadband is another company worth knowing about — while fixed wireless Internet isn't as well-known as cable, it can provide an equivalent service quality.

The Internet packages shown on this page are manually gathered by our data analysis team.

For more info, click to initialize the map below and use the zoom/pan tools to explore. Averaged to account for all addresses, the average density of broadband availability is 1.97 companies covering each census block. This low level of competition leaves 87.93% of residents with inadequate broadband coverage, or no coverage at all.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Ashland, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Range Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ashland, Montana

  • Range Telephone Cooperative - 92.0% Availability in Ashland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Ashland - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Ashland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ashland

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Ashland is the 151st most connected city in Montana ahead of Crow Agency and Lame Deer, but behind Miles City, Forsyth, and Colstrip.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 400 people in Rosebud County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 12% of people living in Ashland have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

In Rosebud County, approximately 3,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Ashland

Data from our research team suggests that top providers in the area currently place a limit on streaming on residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since consumers see them as a tactic to limit video streaming, while providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ashland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Range Telephone Cooperative DSL and Fiber 92.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Choice Broadband Fixed Wireless 92.8%+ 9 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Range Telephone Cooperative DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps

Compare Ashland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ashland 6.1 Mbps 5 $1.82 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +343 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +101 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +93.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +105.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +109.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )