Internet Providers in Fort Peck, Montana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Peck, MT
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 6.09 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 30 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 19.23%

Internet Access in Fort Peck, Montana

DSL is the only wired broadband network choice that has widespread coverage within Fort Peck. As of the latest data, it can be accessed by 95.60 percent of the population. DSL Internet reaches subscribers over twisted copper landline phone wires. This is why it comes from phone companies, such as Nemont.

Nemont is currently the third largest wired broadband provider in Fort Peck by coverage area. They are available for 85 percent of residents. Nemont Telephone Cooperative is also a common option — while fixed wireless isn't as well known as cable, it it offers similar speed and quality in some cases.

Coverage from the two most common providers, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As residents might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Fort Peck.

Looking at the less well-developed areas within Fort Peck, as many as 300 people are left with one or fewer options for broadband Internet.

The broadband coverage insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of governmental data from the FCC and private data collected directly from industry sources or through private third parties. Statistics about speed and performance data comes primarily via M-Labs. Our market research team has manually collected price and plan details for 80 broadband offerings in the Fort Peck market as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Fort Peck, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
Nemont 30 Mbps DSL 4m 33s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative 8 Mbps DSL 17m 4s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fort Peck, Montana

  • Nemont - 85.2% Availability in Fort Peck - Speeds up to 30 Mbps
  • Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative - 10.4% Availability in Fort Peck - Speeds up to 8 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Fort Peck - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Fort Peck - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fort Peck

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Fort Peck is the 219th most connected city in Montana behind Poplar, Malta, Wolf Point, Glasgow, and Glendive.

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

Approximately 400 people in Valley 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.

In Valley County, approximately 1,000 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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Fort Peck

Data from our researchers suggests that some of the popular ISPs in the area use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since subscribers view them as a tactic to limit streaming services. Providers insist that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: video streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fort Peck

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Nemont DSL and Fixed Wireless 90.7%+ 30 Mbps
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative DSL 10.4%+ 8 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 0.1%+ 30 Mbps

Compare Fort Peck to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fort Peck 6.1 Mbps 5 $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +343 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +101 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +93.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +105.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +109.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )