Internet Service Providers in Chester, Montana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Chester, MT
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 10.66 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 4.62%

Internet Access in Chester, Montana

Chester currently has two common Internet providers: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider, with speeds up to 35 Mbps and availability in near one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet provides Satellite, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of Chester.

Wireless technologies like fixed wireless suffer from a handful of key caveats, making wireless far from preferable for broadband access. Data caps are the biggest problem, although it's worth noting that fixed wireless data caps tend to be similar to those on wired DSL and cable service.

Since FCC data is collected biannually and only made public six months after, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

Triangle Communications is another commonly available broadband choice for Chester. They offer Fiber connections available to 77 percent of the area.

As a whole, Chester's broadband access is not high — most addresses will have 1-2 providers available. 1,000 of area residents have only one option for wired broadband, or none at all — as can be seen by exploring the interactive map below. (That leaves 99.2% of the population stuck with a single source of Internet.) View the map to understand coverage variation in the area, and compare real-world speed test results for local providers.

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 Chester, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Triangle Communications 200 Mbps Fiber and DSL 40s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Chester, Montana

  • Triangle - 77.2% Availability in Chester - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Chester - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Chester - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Chester

Chester Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Chester is the 166th most connected city in Montana ahead of Shelby, Havre, and Box Elder, but behind Fort Benton and Conrad.

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

Approximately 300 people in Liberty 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: 77% of people living in Chester 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 Liberty County, approximately 300 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 Chester

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Triangle Communications Fiber, DSL, and Fixed Wireless 77.2%+ 200 Mbps
Landmark Wireless Fixed Wireless 19.3%+ 12 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Chester to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Chester 10.7 Mbps 6 $1.98 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +338.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +96.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +89 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +101 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +104.6 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )