Internet Providers in Busby, Montana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Busby, MT
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 8.64 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 33.88%

Internet Access in Busby, Montana

Busby offers 6 residential Internet Service Providers, or 10 if you include business and mobile services. There are 5 choices for wired Internet, namely DSL service.

DSL has strong availability in comparison with other Internet technologies in Busby because it uses phone wires to transmit digital data. Therefore, seeing as most homes are wired for telephone service, it makes sense that Busby has 97.43 percent DSL coverage.

In the less well-developed communities within Busby, as many as 1,000 people have only one or fewer options for wired Internet.

The plans displayed on this page are manually collected by our data science team. The 21 Internet packages shown above are the latest of 88 plans we've seen in Busby to date.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable telecoms in Busby as measured by coverage area. As the maps below illustrate, the more common telecom companies frequently cover the same addresses around Busby.

Internet Statistics 2021

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 Busby, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Range Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Nemont Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Busby, Montana

  • Range Telephone Cooperative - 97.4% Availability in Busby - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Nemont Telephone Cooperative - 1.6% Availability in Busby - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Busby - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Busby - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Busby

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Busby is the 200th most connected city in Montana ahead of Lame Deer and Lodge Grass, but behind Hardin, Colstrip, and Crow Agency.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Big Horn 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 Big Horn County, approximately 6,000 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 Video Streaming in Busby

Data from our market research team suggests that many of the top providers in the area place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because customers view caps as a tactic to limit streaming services, while providers insist that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Busby

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Range Telephone Cooperative DSL and Fiber 97.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Choice Broadband Fixed Wireless 15.2%+ 9 Mbps
Nemont Telephone Cooperative Fiber 1.6%+ 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 Busby to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Busby 8.6 Mbps 6 $0.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +340.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +98.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +91.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +103.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +106.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )