Internet Providers in Custer, Montana

Most Popular Internet Providers in Custer, Montana:

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  • 1. T-Mobile Home Internet
    42.1% Available
    42.1%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    115 Mbps
    Download
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    • 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
  • 2. 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
  • 3. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    • 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
  • 4. 4. Ultra Home Internet
    42.1% Available
    42.1%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $289.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    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
  • 5. 5. Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative
    90% Available
    90%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    5 Mbps
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  • 6. 6. Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative
    86.7% Available
    86.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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  • 7. 7. WispWest.net
    15.1% Available
    15.1%

    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
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $75

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
    Download
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. Verizon
    99.7% Available
    99.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $55 - $65

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Mid-Rivers Communications
    10% Available
    10%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
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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

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Custer is the 126th most connected city in Montana ahead of Shepherd and Roundup, but behind Hardin, Huntley, and Crow Agency.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Yellowstone 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: 87% of people living in Custer 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 77% of Custer 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 Yellowstone County, approximately 9,000 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 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 )