Internet Service Providers in Heron, Montana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Heron, MT
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 5.24 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 40 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 44.97%

Internet Access in Heron, Montana

The overall most commonly available wired Internet options within Heron are Satellite and DSL networks. FCC filings show that Satellite reaches a close to one hundred percent footprint in the area, in contrast with the 92.53 percent DSL service.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Heron's primary wired broadband providers.

Since FCC data is currently collected biannually and only published 6+ months later, provider availability listed above might not reflect the latest expansions. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce the delay.

Blackfoot Telecommunications is another commonly available Internet choice for Heron. They offer DSL service available to 92 percent of Heron.

As a whole, Heron's broadband access is below average — most of the area has 0 providers. 700 of local residents have only one option for wired broadband, or none at all. This is verifiable in the ISP territory map below. (So, that's 100 percent of the population stuck with a single source for Internet.) Explore the interactive map to observe coverage variation in the area, and access real-world speed test statistics for local providers.

Internet Statistics 2021

700 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Heron, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Blackfoot Telecommunications 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Heron, Montana

  • Blackfoot Communications - 92.5% Availability in Heron - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Heron - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Heron - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

Internet Provider Competition Map For Heron

Heron Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Heron is the 271st most connected city in Montana behind Sagle, Sandpoint, Kellogg, Osburn, and Libby.

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 Sanders 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 Sanders 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 Heron

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Blackfoot Telecommunications DSL 92.5%+ 40 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Heron to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
0 Mbps 0
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +343.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +101.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +18 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +94.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +106.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +21 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +110.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )