Internet Providers in Gildford, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Gildford, MT
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 4
Fastest Speed Available: 500 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $151.5

Internet Access in Gildford, Montana

Data below is based on the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage filings. We leverage direct provider coverage reports to validate that data, down to the census block level. Plan and pricing information is aggregated manually through our data science team. We've found and verified 97 broadband plans in Gildford since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 18 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area in Gildford. virtually one hundred percent of Gildford census blocks can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common option, serving practically one hundred percent of Gildford with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest Internet plan advertised by HughesNet for Gildford is 25 megabits per second.

Triangle Communications provides an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer practically one hundred percent availability and a maximum speed of 200 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only choice for Internet access in Gildford. fixed wireless providers such as Triangle Communications can deliver 10 Mbps via wireless links.

100 percent of households are limited to only one choice for wired Internet, or none.

When it comes down to choosing an Internet provider, fiber is the top-performing choice around Gildford. All broadband providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber-optic connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.

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 Gildford, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Triangle Communications 500 Mbps Fiber 16s 100.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Gildford

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Gildford is the 290th most connected city in Montana behind Fort Benton, Chester, Havre, Chinook, and Box Elder.

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

Approximately 200 people in Hill 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 Gildford 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 Hill County, approximately 500 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 Around Gildford

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that many of the popular ISPs place some sort of limit on streaming for their home broadband packages. Data caps are disliked since subscribers see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming, while providers insist they are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. In either case, the culprit is streaming video, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Compare Gildford to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Gildford 11.8 Mbps 4 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +522.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +137 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +148.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +157.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +150.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )