Internet Providers in Westby, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Westby, MT
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $97

Internet Access in Westby, Montana

The average census block area in Westby has access to 2.02 ISPs. Consequently, a majority of households in the area have at least 2 options for Internet.

Nemont is the third largest wired broadband provider in Westby by coverage area, available for 87 percent of local addresses. Nemont Telephone Cooperative is also a common option. While fixed wireless isn't as well known as cable or DSL, it it offers similar speed and quality.

DSL has lots of coverage in comparison with other Internet options around Westby because virtually every house in Westby is wired with phone lines. The acronym "DSL" means "Digital Subscriber Line."

The plans displayed above are manually collected by our data analysis team.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Westby as measured by coverage. As the map below demonstrates, these ISPs frequently overlap in most blocks around Westby.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Westby, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Nemont 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 87.2%
Northwest Communications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 1.1%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Westby

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Westby is the 145th most connected city in Montana ahead of Fairview and Plentywood, but behind Poplar, Williston, and Tioga.

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

Approximately 100 people in Sheridan 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: 16% of people living in Westby 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 Sheridan County, approximately 400 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 and Video Streaming Around Westby

Data collected by our research team suggests that top ISPs place some sort of limit on data use on home broadband plans. Data caps are disliked because users view caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers explain they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the problem is streaming video, which easily uses anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Westby to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Westby 4.6 Mbps 6 $1.02 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +529.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +144.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +156 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +164.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +157.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )