Internet Providers in Colstrip, Montana
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Residential Internet Statistics for Colstrip, MT
|Wired Internet Providers:||2|
|Average Speed Test Result:||28.07 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||60 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||66.74%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Colstrip, Montana
Internet Access in Colstrip, Montana
The average Colstrip census block is serviceable by an average of 2.54 broadband providers. Practically speaking, this means that most households in the city have at least 2-3 options for Internet service, and many residents can switch service if dissatisfied by a provider.
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 125 Colstrip Internet plans from 2014–present, with 16 Internet plans currently active.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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.
CenturyLink provides an alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Colstrip with a maximum download speed of 60 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only choice for Internet service for residents of Colstrip. fixed wireless providers such as WispWest.net are able to achieve 35 Mbps or more via 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 2021
77.9% of consumers in Colstrip1,000 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|
|CenturyLink||60 Mbps||DSL||2m 16s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|Montana Opticom||7 Mbps||DSL||19m 30s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Colstrip, Montana
- CenturyLink - 97.0% Availability in Colstrip - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
- Montana Opticom - 22.1% Availability in Colstrip - Speeds up to 7 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Colstrip - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Colstrip - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Colstrip
|WispWest.net||Fixed Wireless||100%||35 Mbps|
|Montana Opticom||DSL||22.1%+||7 Mbps|
|Range Telephone Cooperative||Fixed Wireless||20.3%+||50 Mbps|
|Choice Broadband||Fixed Wireless||14.5%+||9 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||50 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||DSL||100%||60 Mbps|
|Range Telephone Cooperative||Fiber||3.7%+||1,000 Mbps|
Compare Colstrip to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Colstrip||28.1 Mbps||7||$3.72 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +321 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.46 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +79 Mbps )||18 ( +11 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +71.6 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +83.6 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +87.2 Mbps )||9 ( +2 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|