Internet Providers in Valier, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Valier, MT
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $79.95

Internet Access in Valier, Montana

Valier offers 4 residential Internet providers, or 8 when including business and mobile operators. There are 3 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.

  • There are 7 internet providers in Valier with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Valier is the 225th most connected city in Montana ahead of Browning, but behind Cut Bank, Conrad, Choteau, and Shelby.
  • The fastest zip code in Valier for July 2021 is 59486. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

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.

As of this month, 59486 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Valier.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

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.

Compare Valier to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Valier 13.3 Mbps 5 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +521.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +135.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +147.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +156.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +148.8 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )