Internet Providers in Colstrip, Montana

Most Popular Internet Providers in Colstrip, Montana:

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  • 1. 1. CenturyLink
    97% Available
    97%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    940 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $65
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 2. 2. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    3 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 - 2 Years required
  • 3. 3. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 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 - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. WispWest.net
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

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

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    9 Mbps
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  • 6. 6. Range Telephone Cooperative
    20.3% Available
    20.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 0
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
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Internet Access in Colstrip, Montana

The average household in the Colstrip area can get service from around 3-4 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 178 Colstrip Internet plans from 2014–present, with 20 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.

CenturyLink provides an alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Colstrip with a maximum download speed of 80 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. Aside from home Internet, there are 2 providers in the city offering enterprise-level subscriptions such as point-to-point connectivity or custom fiber loops. We list every provider with business services on their site, but home providers often have business options as well.

DSL and Fiber 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

1,000 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 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 97.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

Internet Provider Competition Map For Colstrip

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Colstrip is the 83rd 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 400 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.

Fiber Availability: 17% of people living in Colstrip 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.

Approximately 39% of Colstrip residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Rosebud County, approximately 3,000 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 49.1 Mbps 7 $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +485.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.48 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +99.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +111.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +120.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +113 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.66 ( + $0.00 )