Internet Providers in Trego, Montana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Trego, MT
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 51 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 14.02%

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 (formerly Exede) 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 0 Internet plans in Trego since 2014, with 13 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 85 percent of the Trego area.

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 and DSL 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Trego, Montana

  • InterBel Telephone Cooperative - 86.0% Availability in Trego - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Trego - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Trego - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Trego

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Trego is the 120th most connected city in Montana ahead of Libby, Troy, and Eureka, but behind Columbia Falls and Whitefish.

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

Approximately 700 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: 86% 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 15,000 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 and DSL 86.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 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 51 Mbps 4 $2.00 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +298.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +56.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +48.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +60.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +64.3 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )