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Internet Providers in Stanford, Montana
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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 98 Internet plans in and near Stanford in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 11 records as of 2022. 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 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||Availability|
|Triangle Communications||500 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||16s||79.7%|
|3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative||100 Mbps||Fiber||1m 21s||1.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||70.7%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||70.7%|
|Montana Internet Corporation||7 Mbps||DSL||19m 30s||100.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Stanford
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
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 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.
Compare Stanford to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Stanford||18.8 Mbps||9||$2.58 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +526.8 Mbps )||21 ( +12 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +142.5 Mbps )||20 ( +11 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +162.1 Mbps )||19 ( +10 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +167.8 Mbps )||26 ( +17 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +160.3 Mbps )||10 ( +1 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|