Internet Providers in Baker, Montana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Baker, MT
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 99.64 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 18.78%

Internet Access in Baker, Montana

Information below is calculated based on biannual FCC provider territory filings. Our data also includes direct provider reports to validate that data on a census block or lit address level. Pricing and plan data is aggregated manually through our data science division. To date, we've collected and verified 77 Internet plans in and near Baker since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 656 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Looking at less fortunate neighborhoods in Baker, as many as 400 people have only one (or zero) options for wired Internet.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Baker.

Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative is one of the top three providers in Baker, available to practically one hundred percent of local addresses.

Fiber Internet is the most reasonable option for most customers in Baker. All Internet providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.

  • There are 5 internet providers in Baker with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Baker is the 273rd most connected city in Montana behind Dickinson, Miles City, Hettinger, Bowman, and Glendive.
  • The fastest zip code in Baker for February 2021 is 59313. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Baker, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mid-Rivers 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 Baker, Montana

  • Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative - 99.7% Availability in Baker - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Baker - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Baker - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Baker

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Baker is the 273rd most connected city in Montana behind Dickinson, Miles City, Hettinger, Bowman, and Glendive.

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

Approximately 11 people in Fallon 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: 81% of people living in Baker 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 81% of Baker 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.

As of this month, 59313 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Baker.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Fallon County, approximately 500 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 Caps in Baker

Data collected by our market research team suggests that popular ISPs in the area place a limit on data use on residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since users view them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming services, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Baker

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative DSL and Fiber 99.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Baker to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Baker 99.6 Mbps 4 $1.18 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +249.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +7.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +0.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +12.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +15.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )