Internet Providers in Roundup, Montana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Roundup, MT
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 44.37 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 46.35%

Internet Access in Roundup, Montana

Consumers have access to 10 Internet service providers (ISPs) in Roundup. 3 of these are mobile companies, and 6 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most common Internet choices in Roundup.

We should note that since FCC data is collected twice a year and only made public six or more months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete. Our process incorporates coverage data directly from many providers to help reduce this delay.

46.35 percent of Roundup residents are currently cut off from choice so far as broadband Internet service. This is not an unexpected stat, seeing as market competition between providers is low. Residences in the city have an average 1-2 options for broadband service.

Satellite is the best-performing kind of Internet with coverage around Roundup worth considering. The lack of robust broadband-class Internet service around Roundup results in poor average download speeds. Roundup average download speeds clock in 9.63% under the state average. Still, 44.37 Mbps will handle most common applications such as streaming Netflix, Facetime, and etc. Data caps imposed by some of the providers in Roundup will pose more of an issue for streaming video than speeds alone.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Roundup, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Triangle Communications 200 Mbps Fiber 40s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Roundup, Montana

  • Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative - 99.9% Availability in Roundup - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Triangle - 3.2% Availability in Roundup - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Roundup - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Roundup - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Roundup

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Roundup is the 251st most connected city in Montana behind Hardin, Billings, Lewistown, Huntley, and Shepherd.

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

Approximately 15 people in Musselshell 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: 54% of people living in Roundup 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 54% of Roundup 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.

In Musselshell 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 Roundup

Data from our researchers suggests that top ISPs place a limit on streaming for their home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because consumers view them as a strategy to limit streaming services, while providers insist that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is video streaming, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Roundup

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative DSL and Fiber 99.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
WispWest.net Fixed Wireless 5.2%+ 35 Mbps
Triangle Communications Fiber 3.2%+ 200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Roundup to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Roundup 44.4 Mbps 6 $3.72 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +304.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +62.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +55.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +67.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +70.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )