Internet Providers in Lewistown, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Lewistown, MT
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $131.2

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.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Lewistown with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Lewistown is the 35th most connected city in Montana ahead of Big Timber, Shepherd, and Roundup, but behind Columbus and Belt.
  • The fastest zip code in Lewistown for July 2021 is 59457. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Provider Competition Map For Lewistown

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Lewistown is the 35th most connected city in Montana ahead of Big Timber, Shepherd, and Roundup, but behind Columbus and Belt.

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

Fiber Availability: 25% of people living in Lewistown 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 96% of Lewistown 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.

As of this month, 59457 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Lewistown.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Fergus County, approximately 2,000 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 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 )