Internet Service Providers in Miles City, Montana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Miles City, MT
Wired Internet Providers: 5
Average Speed Test Result: 99.44 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 4.61%

Internet Access in Miles City, Montana

FCC Form 477 datasets are the backbone of Miles City availability facts listed on BroadbandNow. We've examined 11,701 rows of FCC databases on Internet access in Miles City. The download speed averages are calculated from, to date, 1,364 speed tests from IP addresses originating in Miles City.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Miles City's most common wired broadband providers.

Most Miles City households have 2-3 Internet providers that can service at that location. This is a good level of market competition. It tends to improve prices. This choice isn't universal, however. A surprising 8.69 of residents still have only one option for broadband Internet access.

DSL Internet providers connect customers to Internet service via phone infrastructure, which is why DSL often comes through telecommunication companies that bundle Internet access with landline phone connections. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Internet is available to 94.89 percent of Miles City. Interestingly, in spite of issues with DSL networking, Miles City's average download rates come out above the state average by 45.70 percent.

While the main providers are Viasat and HughesNet, Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative is also in Miles City with DSL service in 91 percent of addresses and a recorded maximum speed of 8 Mbps. There are also 3 providers in Miles City with enterprise services like T1 and MPLS. Explore the interactive map to compare broadband coverage on the census block level.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Miles City with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Miles City is the 20th most connected city in Montana ahead of Forsyth, Colstrip, Glendive, Lame Deer, and Baker.
  • The fastest zip code in Miles City for February 2021 is 59301. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

900 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Miles City, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps DSL, Cable, and Fiber 8s
Range Telephone Cooperative 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Miles City, Montana

  • Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative - 91.5% Availability in Miles City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 87.6% Availability in Miles City - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Range Telephone Cooperative - 2.4% Availability in Miles City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Miles City - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Miles City - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Miles City

Miles City Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Miles City is the 20th most connected city in Montana ahead of Forsyth, Colstrip, Glendive, Lame Deer, and Baker.

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 Custer 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: 8% of people living in Miles City 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 91% of Miles City 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, 59301 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Miles City.

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

In Custer County, approximately 700 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Miles City

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative DSL, Cable, and Fiber 91.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 87.6%+ 60 Mbps
Range Telephone Cooperative DSL 2.4%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Range Telephone Cooperative DSL 100% 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 11.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Miles City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Miles City 99.4 Mbps 7 $3.57 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +249.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +7.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +0.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +12.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +15.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )