Internet Providers in Trego, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Trego, MT
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $138

Internet Access in Trego, Montana

As evidence in the listings on this page, wireless service is is the only meaningfully affordable broadband technology available for Trego addresses.

As of recent FCC reporting, 100 percent of Trego residents are limited to only one choice for wired Internet.

Viasat Internet is the most common Internet option in Trego. They are accessible for practically one hundred percent of Trego addresses. HughesNet is the most likely followup option, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of Trego with Satellite broadband service. HughesNet's strongest plan for Trego is 25 Mbps download.

The Internet access data listed here is primarily sourced via provider coverage reports. Then, it is with privatized data sources to output more granular listings than governmental websites. Lit address data is currently only available for select providers. Data on pricing of listed Internet plans is sourced by our research and analysis experts, who gather thousands of plans every year. There are 80 Internet plans in Trego since 2014, with 12 Internet deals currently on the market in the area.

Aside from the Internet providers listed above, InterBel Telephone Cooperative provides a third choice for coverage in 95 percent of the Trego area. Wireless choices like satellite and mobile are advertised. However, wired providers almost always provide better pricing. The vast majority of Trego residents can get service from wired Internet.

Internet Statistics 2021

500 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Trego, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
InterBel Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
InterBel Telephone Cooperative 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Trego, Montana

  • InterBel Telephone Cooperative - Fiber - 95.1% Availability in Trego - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • InterBel Telephone Cooperative - DSL - 4.9% Availability in Trego - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Trego - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Trego - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Trego

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Trego is the 159th most connected city in Montana ahead of Troy and Eureka, but behind Columbia Falls, Whitefish, and Libby.

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

Approximately 800 people in Lincoln 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: 95% of people living in Trego 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.

In Lincoln County, approximately 14,000 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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Trego

Data from our research team suggests that many of the popular ISPs in the area use data caps for their home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since users view them as a strategy to discourage streaming. Providers insist that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can use one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Trego

Provider Type Coverage Speed
InterBel Telephone Cooperative Fiber 95.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
MontanaSky Networks Fixed Wireless 7.1%+ 50 Mbps
InterBel Telephone Cooperative DSL 4.9%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Trego to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Trego 65.6 Mbps 5 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +349.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +53.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +50.6 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +61.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +62 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )