Internet Providers in Carter, Montana

Most Popular Internet Providers in Carter, Montana:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. 1. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 2. 2. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    View HughesNet Details
    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    25 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-100mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $64.95 - $114.95
  • 4. 4. Landmark Wireless
    97.1% Available
    97.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    12 Mbps
    Download
  • 5. 5. Triangle
    4.9% Available
    4.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    500 Mbps
    Download
    150 Mbps
    Upload
    View Triangle Details
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-500mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $99 - $249

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Internet Access in Carter, Montana

Carter features a total of 5 Internet providers with home service, and a total of 9 including business and mobile providers.

Taking a look at network technology in use the Carter area, we see that the most common wired broadband tech infrastructures are Satellite (near one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber (practically one hundred percent coverage). Fiber uses future-proofed fiber-optic cables, which are made of dense glass strands that transmit Internet data using light. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to copper in the "last mile." Copper-based technology can downgrade performance, but they are still usually a grade higher than regular cable or DSL.

The information listed here is primarily sourced from FCC reports. Data is with private databases and direct provider reporting to provide more detailed listings than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by our research team, who gather thousands of plans each year. There are 103 plans in Carter from 2014–present. There are 15 Internet or bundled plans currently available in the area.

Viasat Internet is the most likely provider for Carter residents. virtually one hundred percent of Carter census blocks can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most common second choice, serving close to one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Carter is 25 Mbps.

To summarize, broadband access isn't perfect in Carter, but most homes still have 2 providers able to connect the address. Explore the map to discover which areas in Carter have decent competition. For now, only 200 Carter locals are limited to fewer than one providers.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Carter, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Triangle Communications 500 Mbps Fiber 16s 4.9%
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s 100.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Carter

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Carter is the 214th most connected city in Montana behind Great Falls, Belt, Fort Benton, Conrad, and Chester.

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 Carter 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.

Data Caps and Video Streaming in Carter

Data from our research team shows that common providers in the area place some sort of limit on data use on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because consumers see them as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is video streaming, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes per hour.