Internet Providers in Simms, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Simms, MT
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 3
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $79.95

Internet Access in Simms, Montana

Simms currently has only two common wired Internet service providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service, with speeds up to 35 Mbps and coverage for near one hundred percent of the population. As for HughesNet, they provide Satellite. Their Internet services have availability for close to one hundred percent of Simms and advertised speeds up to a maximum of 25 Mbps.

When we're looking at network technologies in use the area, the most common physical wire Internet technology types are Satellite (near one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (near one hundred percent coverage). Phone providers usually offer DSL Internet, since DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," sends data via telephone lines. DSL is outperformed by all major Internet infrastructures.

The information on this page is sourced via FCC filings specific to the area, and is enhanced using private databases and direct provider reporting to provide more detailed results than is available from the FCC directly. Address-level statistical analysis is currently limited to select providers. Information about pricing of individual Internet plans is sourced by our data experts, who gather tens of thousands of data points each year. There are 69 Internet plans in Simms from 2014 to the present. There are 13 Internet or bundled packages currently active in the area.

Montana Internet Corporation provides a common alternative to the primary providers. They offer a top speed of 7 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only choice for Internet service in Simms. For example, fixed wireless companies such as Montana Internet Corporation can achieve 40 Mbps or more via wireless technology.

To summarize, most Simms residents have 2 options for Internet. This is around the norm for Montana. Simms ranks 92nd out of 329 Montana communities as measured by the number of providers available per address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Simms, 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 Simms, Montana

  • Montana Internet Corporation - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Simms - Speeds up to 7 Mbps
  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - Fiber - 99.2% Availability in Simms - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Simms - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Simms - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Simms is the 92nd most connected city in Montana ahead of Fairfield and Choteau, but behind Great Falls, Belt, and Cascade.

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

Fiber Availability: 99% of people living in Simms 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 99% of Simms 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Simms

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Montana Internet Corporation Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
Montana Internet Corporation DSL 100% 7 Mbps
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative Fiber 99.2%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps