How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Baker, Montana
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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 90 Internet plans in and near Baker since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 176 records as of 2022. 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 and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Baker.
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative as well as T-Mobile Home Internet can also provide Internet service in Baker, offering near one hundred percent and 48 percent coverage in the city.
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.
Internet Statistics 2022
18.8% of consumers in Baker400 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||Availability|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||81.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||48.5%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||48.5%|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||8 Mbps||DSL||17m 4s||99.7%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Baker
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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.
Compare Baker to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Baker||110.7 Mbps||6||$2.58 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +434.9 Mbps )||21 ( +15 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +50.6 Mbps )||20 ( +14 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +70.2 Mbps )||19 ( +13 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +75.9 Mbps )||26 ( +20 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +68.4 Mbps )||10 ( +4 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|