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Internet Providers in Custer, Montana
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Internet Access in Custer, Montana
Information on this page is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage filings. We also use direct provider reports and other privatized data to validate the data. Plan and pricing information shown here is collected by our data team. Locally, we've analyzed 97 Internet plans in Custer in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 24 records as of 2022. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
DSL Internet providers like Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative deliver Internet services using copper phone lines on utility poles, which explains why it is sold through telecommunication companies that historically offered landline phone service. DSL network technology is available for 90.00 percent of the local population. See the graphical tools directly below for more information about how the promised speed and performance align with user-tested performance in the area.
23.33 percent of Custer is without a choice when it comes to true broadband Internet service. This isn't a surprise since market competition between Internet providers in the area is not strong. Locations in the local area have 1 choices for service.
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative is also a commonly available Internet option in Custer, offering DSL service available to 90 percent of Custer.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest providers in Custer so far as coverage area. The more common providers frequently compete at addresses in most neighborhoods around Custer.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Custer, Montana
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||86.7%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||42.1%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||42.1%|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||5 Mbps||DSL||27m 18s||90.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Custer
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.
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 Caps and Cord Cutting Around Custer
Data collected by our market researchers shows that some of the popular providers in the area use data caps for their home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since users view caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers explain they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Custer to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Custer||1.2 Mbps||7||$2.51 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +544.4 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +160.1 Mbps )||20 ( +13 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +179.7 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +185.4 Mbps )||26 ( +19 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +177.9 Mbps )||10 ( +3 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|