Internet Providers in Fort Harrison, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Harrison, MT
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 4
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $69.74

Internet Access in Fort Harrison, Montana

Fort Harrison has a total of 7 Internet service providers (ISPs) offering home service, and a total of 12 including business and mobile providers such as X2nSat.

Spectrum offers the widest availability for Fort Harrison residents. They are available to near one hundred percent of Fort Harrison. Viasat Internet is the most common second choice, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest Internet plan listed by Viasat in Fort Harrison is 100 megabits per second.

Looking at network tech installed the city, we see that the most widespread wired Internet connection options are Cable and DSL, with virtually one hundred percent and virtually one hundred percent respectively. Regular cable TV providers are the main source for cable Internet, because they can use pre-existing coaxial TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to the Internet. Local customers of cable ISPs like Spectrum overwhelmingly select it because of the combination of low prices for decent speeds. (Compared to DSL, anyway.) DSL Internet service is transmitted over phone lines, and is sold by providers such as Montana Internet Corporation that build or own copper phone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted copper construction of telephone wires outputs a lower bandwidth ceiling compared to cable and significantly less than fiber.

The average household in Fort Harrison has 3-4 providers serving their location, or precisely 3.25 Internet providers in each census block.

Coverage statistics on this page comes from FCC data. ISPs in Fort Harrison are legally required to submit coverage data biannually. By using our relationships with Internet providers, we are able to validate public datasets against private data submitted directly by providers directly. Since 2014, we've crunched 159 data rows on Internet networks in Fort Harrison, and 812,519 rows of coverage data on Montana. Our speed averages are calculated from real-world speed tests from Fort Harrison in the M-Labs database. Some of the other datapoints and statistics included below originate from NTIA and Census databases.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Fort Harrison, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Montana Internet Corporation 7 Mbps DSL 19m 30s
CenturyLink 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fort Harrison, Montana

  • Spectrum - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Fort Harrison - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Montana Internet Corporation - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Fort Harrison - Speeds up to 7 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 1.8% Availability in Fort Harrison - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Fort Harrison - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Fort Harrison - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Fort Harrison is the 59th most connected city in Montana ahead of East Helena and Deer Lodge, but behind Helena, Clancy, and Boulder.

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

Approximately 100% of Fort Harrison 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 Lewis and Clark County, approximately 6,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fort Harrison

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Montana Internet Corporation Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Montana Internet Corporation DSL 100% 7 Mbps
Global Net Fixed Wireless 25.0%+ 60 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 1.8%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 82.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 1.8%+ 40 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 5.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 6.5%+ 940 Mbps
Global Net Fixed Wireless 0.0%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Fort Harrison to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fort Harrison 0.7 Mbps 7 $1.02 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +414.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +118.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +115.5 Mbps ) 14 ( +7 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +126.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +126.9 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )