How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Lima, Montana
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Internet Access in Lima, Montana
Lima offers 3 home Internet providers, or 7 if you include business and mobile operators. Consumers have access to 3 broadband choices (Technologies like cable, DSL, and fiber).
In less fortunate communities within Lima, as many as 300 people have only one or fewer choices for broadband Internet service.
Owing to the lack of wired Internet infrastructure, wireless choices like satellite Internet are the only technologies with broad coverage for most households in Lima and the surrounding area.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
Internet access stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of government data and privatized data we collect from telecoms. Averaged statistics about speed averages comes primarily via M-Labs.  Our researchers have hand-filed pricing and service data for 93 Internet packages in Lima as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
100.0% of consumers in Lima300 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 Lima, Montana
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative||500 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||16s||97.7%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 in Lima
Data from our researchers suggests that popular ISPs in the area place a limit on streaming on home broadband connections. Data caps are controversial because subscribers see caps as a strategy to stop streaming services, while providers maintain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is streaming video, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Lima to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Lima||13.2 Mbps||4||$3.80 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +521.2 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +135.6 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +147.4 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +156.3 Mbps )||23 ( +19 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +148.9 Mbps )||8 ( +4 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|