Internet Service Providers in Saco, Montana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Saco, MT
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 2.59 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 37.12%

Internet Access in Saco, Montana

Saco service and availability information listed here is drawn from FCC data submissions. Then, we ensure the data is cross-validated against privatized databases. Since launching in 2014, we've crunched 2,428 rows of governmental and private data catalogues about Internet access in Saco. Currently, there is limited speed test information for the Saco area. We've only seen 2 total records over the last 12 month period. Residents should pay more attention to the official download rates detailed above.

In less fortunate neighborhoods around Saco, our data shows that as many as 400 people have only one or fewer choices for broadband-level Internet.

DSL broadband has strong availability compared to other Internet technologies in Saco since it uses phone cable to send digital data. The DSL copper line comes in via a utility pole, which continues to a modem attached to the phone outlet to enable your Wifi.

Nemont is one of the top three providers in Saco, available to 58 percent of residents. Nemont Telephone Cooperative is another company worth knowing about — while fixed wireless isn't as well-known as cable, it can provide an interchangeable service quality.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most frequently available provider on the whole, covering virtually one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, is available to around practically one hundred percent of local residents. The top speed recorded for Viasat is 35 Mbps. HughesNet advertised as high as 25 Mbps. Any speed over 10 Mbps will be enough for streaming standard definition video over WiFi, but becomes challenging when multiple users try to use modern services such as video chat, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. Refer to the Internet coverage maps on this page to compare Internet options on a granular level in Saco.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Saco, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Nemont 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Triangle Communications 200 Mbps Fiber 40s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Saco, Montana

  • Nemont - 58.3% Availability in Saco - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Triangle - 8.5% Availability in Saco - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Saco - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Saco - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Saco

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Saco is the 7th most connected city in Montana ahead of Malta, Wolf Point, Glasgow, Harlem, and Chinook.

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

Approximately 300 people in Phillips 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: 21% of people living in Saco 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.

In Phillips County, approximately 500 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 Saco

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Nemont DSL, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless 100% 1,000 Mbps
Triangle Communications Fiber and Fixed Wireless 8.5%+ 200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Saco to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Saco 2.6 Mbps 7 $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +346.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +104.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +97.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +109.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +112.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )