Internet Providers in Stanford, Montana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Stanford, MT
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 9.98 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 29.18%

Internet Access in Stanford, Montana

Information shown on this page is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage filings. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider reports and other private datasets to validate that information down to the census block or lit address level. Pricing and plan data is hand-gathered manually by our research division. To date, we've collected and verified 74 Internet plans in and near Stanford in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 62 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

DSL from phone companies has lots of coverage in comparison with other Internet services around Stanford because virtually every house in Stanford is wired with telephone lines. Therefore, since most homes are wired with telephone wiring, it's no suprise that Stanford would have virtually one hundred percent DSL availability.

2-3 providers per address is a low level of choice in comparison to to other areas, but it's sufficient to improve performance in blocks with provider overlap. Choice often varies from block to block, as you can see in the interactive map below.

Montana Internet Corporation as well as Triangle Communications also have coverage in Stanford, often competing for the same customers.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Stanford as measured by coverage area. As the map below demonstrates, these companies often cover the same addresses around Stanford.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Stanford, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Triangle Communications 200 Mbps DSL and Fiber 40s
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Montana Internet Corporation 7 Mbps DSL 19m 30s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Stanford, Montana

  • Montana Internet Corporation - 100.0% Availability in Stanford - Speeds up to 7 Mbps
  • Triangle - 95.8% Availability in Stanford - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - 1.3% Availability in Stanford - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Stanford - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Stanford - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Stanford

Stanford Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Stanford is the 69th most connected city in Montana ahead of Cascade and Townsend, but behind Great Falls, Belt, and Lewistown.

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

Approximately 98% of Stanford 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 Judith Basin County, approximately 200 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 and Video Streaming Around Stanford

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that top providers in the area place a limit on data use on home Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue because customers view them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers explain they are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network congestion. Either way, the issue is video streaming, which can use 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Stanford

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Triangle Communications DSL, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless 95.8%+ 200 Mbps
Montana Internet Corporation DSL 100% 7 Mbps
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative Fiber 1.3%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Stanford to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Stanford 10 Mbps 7 $2.51 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +339.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +97.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +89.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +101.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +105.3 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )