Internet Providers in Augusta, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Augusta, MT
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 500 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $79.95

Internet Access in Augusta, Montana

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Augusta. HughesNet is also widely available.

DSL providers such as Montana Internet Corporation deliver broadband service using copper phone infrastructure. This explains why DSL is sold through telecom companies that historically offered telephone plans. DSL (standing for Digital Subscriber Line) network technology is accessible by close to one hundred percent of Augusta. Refer to the table directly below for insights into how the promised speed, latency, and etc compare to real-world performancerecorded by local subscribers.

The average Augusta home has 2 companies to choose from. Accounting for all addresses in the city, there are precisely 2.01 providers for each location.

Montana Internet Corporation is another commonly available Internet option for Augusta. They offer DSL service available to virtually one hundred percent of the area.

The broadband coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on government data and private data we source directly from telecoms, or via unlisted sources. Averaged statistics about speed data is sourced from M-Labs. Our research team has manually gathered price and plan details for 73 Internet deals in Augusta to date.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Augusta, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative 500 Mbps Fiber 16s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Montana Internet Corporation 7 Mbps DSL 19m 30s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Augusta, Montana

  • Montana Internet Corporation - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Augusta - Speeds up to 7 Mbps
  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - Fiber - 92.5% Availability in Augusta - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - DSL - 5.4% Availability in Augusta - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Augusta - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Augusta - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Augusta

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Augusta is the 115th most connected city in Montana ahead of Choteau and Seeley Lake, but behind Cascade, Conrad, and Fairfield.

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

Fiber Availability: 92% of people living in Augusta 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.

Approximately 98% of Augusta residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Lewis and Clark County, approximately 6,000 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 Around Augusta

Data from our market research team shows that popular ISPs in the area currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since customers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers maintain they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: video streaming, which can eat up 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Augusta

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Montana Internet Corporation DSL 100% 7 Mbps
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative Fiber 92.5%+ 500 Mbps
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative DSL 5.4%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Augusta to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Augusta 18.8 Mbps 5 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +396.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +100.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +97.4 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +108.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +108.8 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )