Internet Providers in Sand Coulee, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sand Coulee, MT
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 3
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $79.95

Internet Access in Sand Coulee, Montana

The average resident in Sand Coulee can get service from about 3-4 Internet providers In context, this is a lot of choice compared to similar-sized cities. Competition of several providers in a city is correlated with more affordable regional pricing.

3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative is also a common broadband option in Sand Coulee. They offer Fiber service with coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area. Montana Internet Corporation offers an alternative wireless service to practically one hundred percent of the area. Keep in mind that it requires roof access or line of site with a Montana Internet Corporation tower or access point.

We should note that since FCC coverage data is only tallied up twice annually and only published 6+ months after that, availability listed in the results might not reflect the most recent upgrades or regional changes. Our process incorporates availability and plan data directly from many providers to help fix this issue.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Sand Coulee's most common wired Internet providers.

Fiber Internet is the highest value Internet option for the average household in Sand Coulee. All broadband Internet providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber-optic connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Sand Coulee, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Montana Internet Corporation 7 Mbps DSL 19m 30s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sand Coulee, Montana

  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - Fiber - 100.0% Availability in Sand Coulee - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Montana Internet Corporation - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Sand Coulee - Speeds up to 7 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sand Coulee - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sand Coulee - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sand Coulee

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Sand Coulee is the 49th most connected city in Montana ahead of Fort Benton, Cascade, and Fairfield, but behind Great Falls and Belt.

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

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Sand Coulee 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 100% of Sand Coulee 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 Cascade County, approximately 7,000 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 Caps Around Sand Coulee

Data collected by our research team shows that many of the common providers currently place a limit on streaming for their home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked because subscribers see them as a strategy to limit "cord cutting", while providers insist that data caps are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: video streaming, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sand Coulee

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Montana Internet Corporation Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative Fiber 100% 100 Mbps
Montana Internet Corporation DSL 100% 7 Mbps
Global Net Fixed Wireless 21.2%+ 60 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Global Net Fixed Wireless 0.0%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Sand Coulee to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sand Coulee 21.6 Mbps 6 $3.24 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +393.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +97.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +94.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +105.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +106 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )