Internet Providers in Heart Butte, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Heart Butte, MT
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $79.95

Internet Access in Heart Butte, Montana

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage in Heart Butte. HughesNet is also widely available.

As of recent FCC reporting, 100 percent of Heart Butte residents (700 residents total) have a single option for wired Internet.

Looking at network technologies offered around the city, we see that the most common hardwired Internet tech types are Satellite and DSL, with near one hundred percent and 94.89% respectively. Telephone providers usually offer DSL service, because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," sends digital data over phone lines. DSL is outperformed by all other wired broadband options.

The data listed here is primarily sourced from FCC filings specific to the area, and is cross-validated through privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to create more accurate resources than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Information about pricing of specific broadband plans is sourced through our data analysis experts, who gather thousands of plans annually. There are 65 plans in Heart Butte since 2014, with 13 Internet packages currently marketed in the area.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative provides a third choice for coverage in 94 percent of Heart Butte. Fixed wireless companies like Access Montana and satellite providers including are worth looking at, but the main wired providers usually offer a stronger deal when it comes to speed and pricing.

Internet Statistics 2021

700 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 Heart Butte, 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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Heart Butte, Montana

  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - Fiber - 1.5% Availability in Heart Butte - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - DSL - 94.9% Availability in Heart Butte - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Heart Butte - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Heart Butte - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Heart Butte

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Heart Butte is the 210th most connected city in Montana ahead of Browning, but behind Cut Bank, Conrad, Fairfield, and Choteau.

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

Approximately 600 people in Pondera 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 Pondera County, approximately 3,000 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 Cord Cutting Around Heart Butte

Data from our research team shows that top ISPs in the area use data caps on residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue because subscribers view them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain that data caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is video streaming, which can eat up 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Heart Butte

Provider Type Coverage Speed
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative Fiber 1.5%+ 100 Mbps
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative DSL 94.9%+ 100 Mbps
Access Montana Fixed Wireless 91.0%+ 12 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Heart Butte to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Heart Butte 19 Mbps 5 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +396.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +99.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +97.2 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +108.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +108.6 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )