Internet Providers in Valier, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Valier, MT
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $79.95

Internet Access in Valier, Montana

Valier offers 5 residential Internet providers, or 8 when including business and mobile operators. There are 4 choices for wired broadband, namely DSL.

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.

DSL has widespread availability compared with other Internet services in Valier since it uses phone cable for sending digital data. The DSL wire usually reaches the home via a utility pole, which continues to a modem attached to the ethernet jack inside to complete the connection for Wifi.

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 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Valier, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Valier, Montana

  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - Fiber - 2.6% Availability in Valier - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - DSL - 82.5% Availability in Valier - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Valier - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Valier - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Valier

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Valier is the 225th most connected city in Montana ahead of Browning, but behind Cut Bank, Conrad, Choteau, and Shelby.

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

Approximately 600 people in Pondera 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.

In Pondera County, approximately 3,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Valier

Provider Type Coverage Speed
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative Fiber 2.6%+ 100 Mbps
3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative DSL 82.5%+ 100 Mbps
Softworx Incorporated Fixed Wireless 25.5%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Valier to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Valier 11.7 Mbps 5 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +403.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +107.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +104.5 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +115.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +115.9 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )