Internet Providers in Lakeside, Montana

Most Popular Internet Providers in Lakeside, Montana:

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  • 1. CenturyLink
    98.1% Available
    98.1%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $65

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $65
    • Contracts: None required
  • 2. Spectrum
    86.4% Available
    86.4%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $152.97

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    Wireless speeds may vary
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Includes self-installation activation.
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. T-Mobile Home Internet
    65.7% Available
    65.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    115 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 115-115mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $199.99

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $39.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. Ultra Home Internet
    65.7% Available
    65.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $289.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: Order Online
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $289.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Set up new service: Order Online
  • 7. 7. MontanaSky
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
  • 8. 8. MontanaSky Networks
    61.6% Available
    61.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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  • 1. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $55 - $65

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. AT&T Wireless
    99.9% Available
    99.9%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $75

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75

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Internet Access in Lakeside, Montana

Information shown on this page is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reporting. BroadbandNow also uses direct reporting from providers and other privatized data to enhance that information, down to the census block level. Pricing and plan data shown here is aggregated manually by our data analysis team. We have collected and verified 207 Internet plans in Lakeside since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 2 records as of 2022. 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.

MontanaSky Networks is an alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Lakeside with close to one hundred percent local coverage and a maximum download speed of 10 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only choice for Internet for residents of Lakeside. For example, fixed wireless outfits like MontanaSky Networks are able to deliver 50 Mbps over direct wireless technology. Aside from consumer broadband, there are 2 providers in Lakeside with specialized enterprise and business subscriptions like point-to-point connectivity and MPLS. We list all providers with explicit business packages on their website.

Considering network technology in use around Lakeside, we see that the most prevalent hardwired Internet connection infrastructures are DSL and Cable, with near one hundred percent and 86.38% respectively. Television providers are usually the source for cable Internet and Wifi service, thanks to the fact that they can re-purpose existing coaxial TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to Internet service. Cable can often make sense for Lakeside residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Phone companies usually offer DSL connections, which makes technical sense because DSL sends data packets via telephone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted copper makeup seen in phone lines outputs a lower bandwidth ceiling compared to newer wire types such as cable and several times less than fiber.

So far as coverage options, the average Lakeside home will find 3-4 providers serving their address, or precisely 3.64 providers in each census block.

According to the latest FCC data and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest ISPs in Lakeside in terms of coverage area. As the interactive maps below illustrate, these providers often overlap in most blocks around Lakeside.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Lakeside with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Lakeside is the 122nd most connected city in Montana behind Polson, Kalispell, Somers, Bigfork, and Kila.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Lakeside, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 86.4%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 98.1%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 115 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 11s 65.7%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Ultra Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 65.7%
MontanaSky Networks 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Lakeside

Lakeside Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Lakeside is the 122nd most connected city in Montana behind Polson, Kalispell, Somers, Bigfork, and Kila.

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

Approximately 400 people in Flathead 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: 18% of people living in Lakeside 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.

Approximately 100% of Lakeside residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Flathead County, approximately 9,000 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 Caps and Video Streaming Around Lakeside

Data collected by our researchers shows that some of the common providers in the area place some sort of limit on streaming on residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue lately because consumers see them as a tactic for limiting streaming services, while providers explain they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is video streaming, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Lakeside to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Lakeside 5.6 Mbps 10 $0.42 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +540 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( +155.7 Mbps ) 20 ( +10 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +175.3 Mbps ) 19 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +181 Mbps ) 26 ( +16 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +173.5 Mbps ) 10 $0.41 ( $0.00 )