Internet Providers in Fort Benton, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Benton, MT
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $107.58

Internet Access in Fort Benton, Montana

Fort Benton currently has two common Internet service providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service, with speeds up to 35 Mbps and availability in close to one hundred percent of the local area. HughesNet mostly provides Satellite, with availability for virtually one hundred percent of Fort Benton and advertise speeds up to 25 Mbps.

Wireless Internet options like LTE suffer from several big problems that make wireless options less than ideal for broadband Internet access. Data caps impose the biggest issue.

Most Fort Benton households have 2 providers that are able to service at their location. By Montana standards, this is a high level of competition. It means most customers have at least two companies competing on prices and service quality at a given address. This choice isn't universal, however. even in 2021, a surprising 88.71 of residents still have only one option for true broadband Internet access.

Since FCC data is processed biannually and only published 6+ months after that, providers listed may not include the latest expansions or regional changes. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce this lag.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, Triangle Communications is also in the area with Fiber coverage in 95 percent of addresses and a maximum speed of 200 Mbps. Plans from companies like Landmark Wireless connect customers to as much as 12 Mbps via direct wireless hardware. See the interactive map below to see how many options residents have on the census block level.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Fort Benton with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Fort Benton is the 69th most connected city in Montana ahead of Conrad, Chester, and Box Elder, but behind Great Falls and Belt.

Internet Statistics 2021

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1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Fort Benton, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 8.8%
Triangle Communications 500 Mbps Fiber 16s 95.7%
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s 6.5%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fort Benton

Fort Benton Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Fort Benton is the 69th most connected city in Montana ahead of Conrad, Chester, and Box Elder, but behind Great Falls and Belt.

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

Approximately 37 people in Chouteau 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: 100% of people living in Fort Benton 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.

In Chouteau County, approximately 41 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.

Compare Fort Benton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fort Benton 33.5 Mbps 6 $0.95 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +500.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +115.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +127.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +136 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +128.6 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )