Internet Providers in Ballantine, Montana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ballantine, MT
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 3.55 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 30 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 83.91%

Internet Access in Ballantine, Montana

According to FCC records, there are 2.26 broadband providers per census block in Ballantine. So, most households in Ballantine will have a minimum of 2-3 choices so far as Internet service, and can easily change services if disappointed with a provider.

DSL broadband from phone companies has strong coverage in comparison to other Internet technologies within Ballantine since it uses landline phone lines for sending digital data — therefore, since a majority of homes are already serviceable with phone service, it makes sense that Ballantine has 98.49 percent DSL coverage.

The packages displayed above are collected individually by our data staff.

Nemont is one of the top three providers in Ballantine by coverage area, available for 98 percent of the area. WispWest.net is another company worth knowing about. While fixed wireless Internet isn't as well-known as cable, it it offers similar speed and quality in some cases.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the largest telecoms in Ballantine in terms of coverage area. The more common providers often cover the same addresses around Ballantine.

Internet Statistics 2021

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

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Ballantine, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
Nemont 30 Mbps DSL 4m 33s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative 0.256 Mbps DSL 8h 53m 20s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ballantine, Montana

  • Nemont - 98.5% Availability in Ballantine - Speeds up to 30 Mbps
  • Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative - 12.4% Availability in Ballantine - Speeds up to 0.256 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Ballantine - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Ballantine - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ballantine

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Ballantine is the 181st most connected city in Montana behind Hardin, Billings, Laurel, Huntley, and Shepherd.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Yellowstone 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.

In Yellowstone County, approximately 10,000 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 Caps and Cord Cutting Around Ballantine

Data collected by our market researchers shows that many of the common providers currently use data caps for their home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since customers view them as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers explain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ballantine

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Nemont DSL and Fixed Wireless 98.5%+ 30 Mbps
WispWest.net Fixed Wireless 100% 35 Mbps
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative DSL 12.4%+ 0.256 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Ballantine to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ballantine 3.6 Mbps 6 $2.96 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +345.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +103.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +96.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +108.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +111.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )