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Internet Providers in Valier, Montana
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Internet Access in Valier, Montana
Valier offers 7 residential Internet providers, or 11 when including business and mobile operators. There are 6 choices for wired broadband (Technologies like cable, DSL, and fiber).
The broadband plans shown here are manually gathered through our data science team.
Looking at less fortunate neighborhoods around Valier, as many as 1,000 people have only one or fewer choices for broadband-level Internet.
As a result of the limited wired Internet infrastructure, satellite and wireless Internet are the only technologies offering widespread availability for most households in Valier and the surrounding area.
According to the latest FCC filings and direct provider reports, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable Internet providers in Valier in terms of coverage area. The more common providers frequently cover the same addresses in different blocks around Valier.
Internet Statistics 2022
100.0% of consumers in Valier1,000 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 Valier, Montana
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative||100 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||1m 21s||82.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||62.2%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||62.2%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||1.1%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Valier
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
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 in Valier
Data from our researchers suggests that many of the common providers in the area use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because users view them as a strategy to limit "cord cutting", while providers explain that data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is streaming video, which easily uses 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Valier to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Valier||14 Mbps||8||$2.58 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +531.6 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +147.3 Mbps )||20 ( +12 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +166.9 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +172.6 Mbps )||26 ( +18 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +165.1 Mbps )||10 ( +2 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|