Internet Providers in Glen, MT

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

Internet Access in Glen, Montana

Data on this page is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage filings. We leverage direct reporting from providers to validate that data on a census block level. Plan, pricing, and other information is gathered manually by our data team. We've collected and verified 83 broadband plans in and near Glen in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1 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 Glen. They are available to virtually one hundred percent of Glen. HughesNet is the most common followup option, serving close to one hundred percent of Glen with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package in Glen is 25 Mbps.

In terms of network technologies installed in Glen, the most widespread physical wire Internet tech varieties are Satellite and DSL, with practically one hundred percent and 93.75% respectively. DSL service is transmitted over twisted copper telephone wires on utility poles by companies like 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative that have existing phone networks. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted and bundled copper makeup of telephone wires results in slightly less bandwidth compared to cable and several times less than fiber.

93.75 percent of households have only one option for home Internet, or none at all.

Outside of the Internet options detailed above, 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative is another option to consider. They have Internet in 93 percent of the Glen area. Wireless options like satellite and mobile are commonly advertised locally. However, wired providers almost always offer better pricing and performance. As detailed below, the majority of Glen residents have access to wired broadband.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Glen, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
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 Glen, Montana

  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - Fiber - 6.3% Availability in Glen - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - DSL - 93.8% Availability in Glen - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Montana Internet Corporation - DSL - 6.3% Availability in Glen - Speeds up to 7 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Glen - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Glen - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Glen

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Glen is the 147th most connected city in Montana behind Anaconda, Dillon, Ennis, Butte, and Whitehall.

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

Approximately 800 people in Beaverhead 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: 6% of people living in Glen 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 Beaverhead County, approximately 2,000 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 in Glen

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that some of the top ISPs place a limit on streaming for their home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since customers see them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers insist they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the problem is over-the-top streaming, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Glen

Provider Type Coverage Speed
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative Fiber 6.3%+ 100 Mbps
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative DSL 93.8%+ 100 Mbps
Montana Internet Corporation DSL 6.3%+ 7 Mbps Fixed Wireless 6.3%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Glen to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Glen 93.4 Mbps 6 $2.01 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +322 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +25.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +22.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +34 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +34.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )