Internet Providers in Colstrip, Montana

Most Popular Internet Providers in Colstrip, Montana:

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  • 1. CenturyLink
    98.5% Available
    98.5%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $50

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $50
    • Contracts: None required
  • 2. T-Mobile Home Internet
    99.7% Available
    99.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    115 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 115-115mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $199.99

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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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 required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. Ultra Home Internet
    99.7% Available
    99.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $289.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: Order Online
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $289.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Set up new service: Order Online
  • 6. 6. WispWest.net
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $53.56 - $95.79

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 15-50mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $53.56 - $95.79
  • 7. 7. Range Telephone Cooperative
    97.4% Available
    97.4%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
  • 8. 8. Choice Broadband
    94.6% Available
    94.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    9 Mbps
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Internet Access in Colstrip, Montana

The average household in the Colstrip area can get service from around 3 Internet providers This is a good amount of competition contrasted with other cities. Competition between more than two broadband providers in a city often results in more consumer-friendly regional pricing.

The data on this page is primarily sourced from FCC coverage reports, and is enhanced through privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to output more useful resources than is available from government websites. Address-level information isn't available for all providers. Speed and pricing data is sourced thanks to our data team, who gather tens of thousands of data points each year. We've analyzed 132 Colstrip Internet plans from 2014–present, with 21 Internet plans currently active.

Viasat Internet is the most widely available option for Colstrip residents. close to one hundred percent of Colstrip census blocks can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, serving virtually one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Colstrip is 25 megabits per second.

T-Mobile Home Internet provides an alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Colstrip with a top speed of 25 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only choice for Internet access in Colstrip. For example, fixed wireless providers such as WispWest.net are able to reach 35 Mbps or more using direct wireless links.

DSL is the main network type present in Colstrip that residents should consider. Input your address into the search tool above to search our database for more detailed results.

Internet Statistics 2022

2,000 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 Colstrip, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 98.5%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 115 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 11s 99.7%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Ultra Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 99.7%

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

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Colstrip is the 102nd most connected city in Montana ahead of Crow Agency and Lame Deer, but behind Hardin, Miles City, and Forsyth.

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

Approximately 700 people in Rosebud 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 Rosebud County, approximately 4,000 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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Colstrip

Data collected by our research team shows that top ISPs in the area currently use data caps on home broadband connections. Data caps are controversial because users see caps as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Compare Colstrip to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Colstrip 173.5 Mbps 9 $2.51 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +372.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( -12.2 Mbps ) 20 ( +11 ) $0.22 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +7.4 Mbps ) 19 ( +10 ) $0.22 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +13.1 Mbps ) 26 ( +17 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +5.6 Mbps ) 10 ( +1 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )