How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25 Mbps 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 Richey, Montana
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Internet Access in Richey, Montana
Data here is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage filings. BroadbandNow also uses direct provider coverage reports and other privatized datasets to validate that data, down to the census block level. Plan and pricing data on BroadbandNow is collected manually by our data science division. BroadbandNow has found and verified 83 broadband deals in Richey since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1 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.
25.86 percent of Richey residents are cut off from choice when it comes to true broadband Internet service. This isn't a surprise, since market competition between Internet providers is low. Locations in the local area have 1-2 options for broadband service.
Viasat Internet or HughesNet are Richey's most common wired Internet options.
DSL providers deliver Internet services using copper phone infrastructure, which explains why it is sold through corporations that historically offered phone service. DSL network technology is available to near one hundred percent of Richey homes. Refer to the data visualization tools on this page for more information about how the advertised download speeds line up with real-world performance in the area.
Outside of the Internet providers detailed above, Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative is another option to consider. They have Internet in near one hundred percent of the Richey area.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Richey, Montana
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||74.1%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||79.6%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||79.6%|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||8 Mbps||DSL||17m 4s||100.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Richey
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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 Around Richey
Data collected by our market researchers shows that many of the popular providers in the area place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since users see caps as a strategy to limit video streaming, while providers maintain that caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can consume 1–7GB/hour.
Compare Richey to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Richey||298.9 Mbps||6||$2.58 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +246.7 Mbps )||21 ( +15 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -137.6 Mbps )||20 ( +14 )||$0.35 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -118 Mbps )||19 ( +13 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -112.3 Mbps )||26 ( +20 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -119.8 Mbps )||10 ( +4 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|