Internet Providers in Silver Star, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Silver Star, MT
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $79.95

Internet Access in Silver Star, Montana

There are currently an average of 2.74 ISPs in each census block in Silver Star. This means that the majority of houses in the area have a minimum of 2-3 options for Internet, and it is easier for residents to switch service if dissatisfied with a company.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Silver Star.

DSL Internet providers deliver broadband service via telephone lines, which is why it often comes through telecom corporations that bundle Internet access with telephone connections. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Internet is accessible by practically one hundred percent of Silver Star homes. Refer to the graphical tools on this page for more information about how advertised speed and performance compare to user-tested speeds.

Montana Internet Corporation is also a commonly available broadband option for Silver Star. They offer primarily DSL connections in near one hundred percent of Silver Star. Telesystems Services offers an alternative wireless service worth noting for 63 percent of the area, although it has to have roof access and proximity to a Telesystems Services tower or access point.

The Internet coverage stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of governmental data from the FCC and private data collected from telecom industry sources. Statistics shown below regarding speed averages comes from M-Labs, which is a speed test utility integrated into our site as well as Google and Chrome search results. Our in-house market research team has hand-collected price and service data on 106 Internet deals within Silver Star to date.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Silver Star with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Silver Star is the 68th most connected city in Montana ahead of Ennis, Butte, and Whitehall, but behind Anaconda and Boulder.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Silver Star, Montana

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Silver Star, Montana

  • Montana Internet Corporation - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Silver Star - Speeds up to 7 Mbps
  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - Fiber - 56.3% Availability in Silver Star - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - DSL - 16.4% Availability in Silver Star - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Silver Star - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Silver Star - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Silver Star

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Silver Star is the 68th most connected city in Montana ahead of Ennis, Butte, and Whitehall, but behind Anaconda and Boulder.

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

Approximately 29 people in Madison 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: 56% of people living in Silver Star 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 73% of Silver Star 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 Madison 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 Caps Around Silver Star

Data from our research team suggests that some of the top providers in Silver Star use data caps on home broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue since users see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers explain that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the culprit is video streaming, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Silver Star

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Montana Internet Corporation DSL 100% 7 Mbps
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative Fiber 56.3%+ 100 Mbps
Telesystems Services Fixed Wireless 63.5%+ 20 Mbps
WispWest.net Fixed Wireless 22.1%+ 35 Mbps
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative DSL 16.4%+ 100 Mbps
Visionary Communications Fixed Wireless 15.9%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Visionary Communications Fixed Wireless 37.6%+ 100 Mbps