Internet Providers in Broadus, Montana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Broadus, MT
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 8.73 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 29.73%

Internet Access in Broadus, Montana

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Broadus. HughesNet is also widely available.

Broadus residents who are able to get Internet at all are likely to pay a premium for it. The main reason is that areas with low Internet competition don't incentivize companies to lower prices.

Range Telephone Cooperative is currently one of the top three providers in Broadus by coverage area. They are available to 86 percent of the area.

The packages listed here are collected by hand by our research team.

Satellite is the main kind of broadband with coverage in Broadus that buyers should consider. The poor wired Internet infrastructure in Broadus results in poor average download speeds locally. Broadus average download speeds clock in 45.27% below the state average.

  • There are 6 internet providers in Broadus with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Broadus is the 279th most connected city in Montana behind Miles City, Gillette, Colstrip, Rozet, and Lame Deer.
  • The fastest zip code in Broadus for February 2021 is 59317. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Broadus, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Range 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 Broadus, Montana

  • Range Telephone Cooperative - 86.3% Availability in Broadus - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Broadus - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Broadus - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Broadus

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Broadus is the 279th most connected city in Montana behind Miles City, Gillette, Colstrip, Rozet, and Lame Deer.

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

Approximately 200 people in Powder River 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: 7% of people living in Broadus 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.

As of this month, 59317 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Broadus.

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

In Powder River 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 Cap Issues Around Broadus

Data from our market research team shows that common ISPs place some sort of limit on streaming on home broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue lately since users see caps as a strategy to stop "cord cutting". Providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which easily eats up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Broadus

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Range Telephone Cooperative DSL and Fiber 86.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Range Telephone Cooperative DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps

Compare Broadus to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Broadus 8.7 Mbps 4 $0.99 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +340.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +98.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +91 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +103 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +106.6 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )