Internet Providers in Big Sandy, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Big Sandy, MT
Internet Providers: 3
Internet Plans: 4
Fastest Speed Available: 500 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $151.5

Internet Access in Big Sandy, Montana

Broadband coverage and competition between providers in Big Sandy is overall low. Presently, 100 percent of local residents are stuck with one or fewer choices for Internet access. Big Sandy's connectivity ranks 294th out of 329 communities in the state.

Due to the limited wired infrastructure, wireless options like satellite broadband are the only technologies offering broad coverage to most addresses in Big Sandy and the surrounding area.

Coverage from the two most common providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Big Sandy.

Triangle Communications is currently the third largest wired broadband provider in Big Sandy by coverage area. They are available for close to one hundred percent of local addresses.

The coverage stats on this page comes from FCC and governmental data, which compels providers in Big Sandy to submit availability data biannually. Using our relationships with telecom companies, we are able to validate public data against private data submitted via Internet providers. This allows us to create more detailed maps and availability data than governmental reports. The speed averages shown below are calculated from actual speed tests from Big Sandy. When it comes to pricing and data our research process is manual. Our market research team has found and listed 105 Internet packages in Big Sandyin total, and 11 of those are currently available.

Internet Statistics 2021



Big-Sandy, MT

1,000 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 Big Sandy, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Triangle Communications 500 Mbps Fiber 16s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Big Sandy, Montana

  • Triangle - Fiber - 100.0% Availability in Big Sandy - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Big Sandy - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Big Sandy - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Big Sandy

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Big Sandy is the 294th most connected city in Montana behind Fort Benton, Chester, Havre, Chinook, and Box Elder.

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

Approximately 37 people in Chouteau 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: 100% of people living in Big Sandy 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 Chouteau County, approximately 41 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Big Sandy

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Triangle Communications Fiber 100% 500 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Big Sandy to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Big Sandy 16.9 Mbps 3 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +398.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +12 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +102 Mbps ) 17 ( +14 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +99.3 Mbps ) 14 ( +11 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +110.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +20 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +110.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )