Internet Providers in Lewistown, MT
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Residential Internet Statistics for Lewistown, MT
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$131.2|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Lewistown, Montana
Internet Access in Lewistown, Montana
Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Lewistown. HughesNet is also widely available.
Competition among Internet brands is reasonably robust in Lewistown, and the average Lewistown resident is served by 4-5 Internet providers. Averaged out for all census blocks, that's exactly 4.69 service options per block.
We should note that since FCC data is collected biannually and only published 6+ months later, availability shown above may not include the latest upgrades or regional changes. Our process incorporates coverage data directly from some major ISPs to help reduce the lag time.
Montana Internet Corporation is another commonly available broadband choice for Lewistown. They offer DSL service available to close to one hundred percent of the area. Montana Internet Corporation offers an alternative wireless service worth taking note of for close to one hundred percent of local residents. Keep in mind fixed wireless requires roof access or line of site with a Montana Internet Corporation tower or access point.
DSL is the best-performing Internet option with coverage around Lewistown that buyers should consider. The generally poor wired Internet service in the area causes low average download speeds in the area, which rank 1.33% below the state average. Still, 62.55 Mbps is enough speed to handle most intensive applications such as Netflix. Data caps imposed by the bigger providers in Lewistown create more issues when it comes to streaming video than Internet speed alone.
Internet Statistics 2021
4.4% of consumers in Lewistown300 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 Lewistown, Montana
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||23.3%|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||900 Mbps||Cable||9s||68.2%|
|Triangle Communications||500 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||16s||3.4%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||8 Mbps||DSL||17m 4s||85.9%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||87.2%|
|Montana Internet Corporation||7 Mbps||DSL||19m 30s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 Lewistown
Data from our market research team shows that some of the popular providers in Lewistown use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because consumers view caps as a tactic to stop streaming services. Providers explain that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily eats up 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Lewistown to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Lewistown||62.6 Mbps||10||$3.79 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +471.8 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.89 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +86.2 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +98 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +106.9 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +99.5 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|