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< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Ekalaka, Montana
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Internet Access in Ekalaka, Montana
DSL is the only wired network option that has widespread availability within Ekalaka proper. According to the latest data, it can be accessed by 82.95 percent of residents. DSL Internet service is delivered via twisted copper landline phone lines you see on telephone poles. This is the reason it usually is provided by traditional phone operators, such as Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative.
Viasat Internet is the most widely available Internet choice for Ekalaka residents. The provider is accessible for virtually one hundred percent of Ekalaka. HughesNet is also a common choice, with coverage in practically one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package for Ekalaka is 25 megabits per second.
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative provides an alternative. They offer 82 percent local coverage and a maximum speed of 8 Mbps. There are 2 providers in city limits offering specialized enterprise and business subscriptions such as SD-WAN. We list every provider with explicit business plans advertised online.
The Internet coverage information listed here is sourced from FCC reports, and is through privatized databases to create more useful results than governmental websites. Information about pricing and speed of specific Internet plans is sourced through our research and analysis team, who gather tens of thousands of data points every year.
For a detailed look at broadband competition around Ekalaka, click to initialize the map below. Averaged across all addresses, the average amount of broadband competition is 1.42 providers per census block. This leaves 48.23 percent of consumers with inadequate Internet coverage.
Internet Statistics 2022
48.2% of consumers in Ekalaka300 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 Ekalaka, Montana
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||53.7%|
|West River Cooperative Telephone Company||150 Mbps||Fiber||54s||4.8%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||8 Mbps||DSL||17m 4s||83.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Ekalaka
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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Ekalaka
Data from our researchers shows that popular ISPs in the area place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are disliked because customers view caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers insist that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: video streaming, which can use 1–7GB/hour.