Internet Providers in Hot Springs, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Hot Springs, MT
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $185.82

Internet Access in Hot Springs, Montana

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Hot Springs. HughesNet is also widely available.

DSL-based broadband has lots of availability compared with other Internet technologies in Hot Springs since it relies on phone wires to send digital data — the acronym stands for "Digital Subscriber Line."

Looking at the less developed communities within Hot Springs, as many as 1,000 people have only one or fewer choices for broadband Internet.

The Internet packages displayed on this page are manually gathered by our data science team.

Outside of the Internet providers listed above, Hot Springs Telephone Company is another option to consider. They have coverage in 95 percent of the Hot Springs area. Wireless providers such as Hot Springs Telephone Company are worth considering. However, the incumbent wired options are usually a better value when it comes to performance and price.

  • There are 8 internet providers in Hot Springs with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Hot Springs is the 189th most connected city in Montana behind Polson, Lakeside, Plains, Ronan, and Charlo.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Hot Springs: Niarada

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Hot Springs, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
AccessMontana 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Hot Springs Telephone Company 50 Mbps Fiber 2m 43s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Hot Springs Telephone Company 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Hot Springs, Montana

  • Hot Springs Telephone Company - DSL - 95.7% Availability in Hot Springs - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Hot Springs Telephone Company - Fiber - 4.7% Availability in Hot Springs - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • AccessMontana - Fiber - 1.4% Availability in Hot Springs - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 1.0% Availability in Hot Springs - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hot Springs - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hot Springs - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Hot Springs

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Hot Springs is the 189th most connected city in Montana behind Polson, Lakeside, Plains, Ronan, and Charlo.

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

Approximately 1,000 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.

Fiber Availability: 5% of people living in Hot Springs 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 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.

Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Hot Springs

Data from our research team suggests that many of the common ISPs in the area place a limit on streaming for their home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since customers see them as a strategy to limit video streaming, while providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is video streaming, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Internet access in Hot Springs neighborhoods

We have compiled information on Internet coverage across a variety of neighborhoods in Hot Springs: Niarada.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Hot Springs

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Hot Springs Telephone Company DSL 95.7%+ 50 Mbps
Hot Springs Telephone Company Fixed Wireless 96.4%+ 1.5 Mbps
Hot Springs Telephone Company Fiber 4.7%+ 50 Mbps
AccessMontana Fiber 1.4%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 1.0%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 18.0%+ 40 Mbps

Compare Hot Springs to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hot Springs 5.3 Mbps 7 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +410.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +113.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +110.9 Mbps ) 14 ( +7 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +122.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +122.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )