How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Carter, Montana
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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
95.1% of consumers in Carter200 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%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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.