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Internet Providers in Shawmut, Montana
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Internet Access in Shawmut, Montana
The average census block area within Shawmut has access to 2.41 Internet providers. This means that most households within city limits have a minimum of 2-3 options so far as Internet service, and residents can change services if disappointed by a company.
Triangle Communications is also a common broadband option for Shawmut, offering Fiber connections available to 91 percent of Shawmut. Triangle Communications offers an alternative wireless service to 73 percent of Shawmut. Keep in mind that this option requires roof access or proximity to a Triangle Communications tower or access point.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most common Internet options in Shawmut.
DSL Internet providers deliver broadband services using pre-existing telephone lines on utility poles, which is why DSL often comes through companies that historically offered phone service. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Internet is accessible by 67.59 percent of Shawmut homes. See the speed graphs directly below for more information about how advertised speeds align with user-tested speed and throughput locally.
The Internet coverage stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from government data from the FCC and private data we collect directly from telecom industry sources or through private sources. Averaged statistics about speed and performance data comes via M-Labs. Our in-house research team has hand-filed package pricing and plan details for 102 broadband plans and bundles within Shawmut as of 2022.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Shawmut, Montana
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||8.3%|
|Triangle Communications||500 Mbps||Fiber||16s||91.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||62.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||62.8%|
|Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative||0.768 Mbps||DSL||2h 57m 46s||67.6%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Shawmut
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 Caps Around Shawmut
Data from our research team suggests that many of the top ISPs in Shawmut currently use data caps on residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since subscribers view them as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the problem is over-the-top streaming, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.