Internet Providers in Fort Shaw, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Shaw, MT
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $79.95

Internet Access in Fort Shaw, Montana

FCC Form 477 data is the core source of the availability information shown on this page. As of 2021, we've analyzed 677 rows of FCC and privatized databases on Internet availability within Fort Shaw. Currently, there is a lack of meaningful speed test information for Fort Shaw — 21 recordings in the last 12 months. Locals should note official Internet speeds listed above.

DSL from phone providers has lots of coverage compared to other Internet options around Fort Shaw since it uses landline phone lines to transmit data. Therefore, since a majority of homes are already wired with telephone wiring, it makes sense that Fort Shaw would have practically one hundred percent DSL coverage.

Montana Internet Corporation as well as 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative also have Internet service in Fort Shaw, with significant shared coverage areas in some neighborhoods.

2 providers per address isn't an overly strong amount of choice compared to bigger places in Montana, but it's sufficient to reduce pricing in Fort Shaw communities with provider overlap. Choice can vary depending on location.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option on the whole, registered with coverage in near one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, has coverage for about virtually one hundred percent of the population. The fastest download speed recorded for Viasat is 35 Mbps. HughesNet offers up to 25 Mbps. In general, anything above 10 Mbps is sufficient to stream SD video to devices on WiFi, but is likely to become an issue when multiple users try to access modern apps such as video chat and etc. Refer to the availability map below to see broadband options on a granular level.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Fort Shaw, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Montana Internet Corporation 7 Mbps DSL 19m 30s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fort Shaw, Montana

  • Montana Internet Corporation - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Fort Shaw - Speeds up to 7 Mbps
  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - Fiber - 90.2% Availability in Fort Shaw - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - DSL - 8.8% Availability in Fort Shaw - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Fort Shaw - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Fort Shaw - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Fort Shaw is the 60th most connected city in Montana ahead of Cascade, Fairfield, and Choteau, 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.

Fiber Availability: 90% of people living in Fort Shaw 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 99% of Fort Shaw 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 Cascade County, approximately 7,000 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 Shaw

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Montana Internet Corporation Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
Montana Internet Corporation DSL 100% 7 Mbps
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative Fiber 90.2%+ 100 Mbps
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative DSL 8.8%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Fort Shaw to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fort Shaw 19 Mbps 6 $3.79 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +396.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +99.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +97.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +108.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +108.6 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )