Internet Providers in Wise River, MT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Wise River, MT
Internet Providers: 3
Internet Plans: 2
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $112.5

Internet Access in Wise River, Montana

Wise River currently has two main Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. They have speeds up to 100 Mbps and coverage for near one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet predominantly provides Satellite. Their Internet services have coverage for practically one hundred percent of the area.

100 percent of Wise River residents are without a choice when it comes to broadband Internet service. This isn't an unexpected fact, seeing as market competition between Internet providers is low. Addresses in the city usually have 1 options for Internet service.

The issue with wireless being the only major option is that, compared with cable, wireless provides lower speeds and data caps. These limitations make wireless challenging to use for Netflix, Skype, and any bandwidth-heavy modern applications.

Keep in mind that since FCC data is only collected biannually and only made public six or more months after filing, providers listed above may not include the latest network expansions.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Southern Montana Telephone Company also serves the area with coverage for practically one hundred percent of residents and a maximum speed of 30 Mbps. See the interactive map on this page to compare how many options residents have on a granular level.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Wise River, Montana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Southern Montana Telephone Company 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Wise River, Montana

  • Southern Montana Telephone Company - Fiber - 100.0% Availability in Wise River - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Wise River - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Wise River - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Wise River

Wise River Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Wise River is the 308th most connected city in Montana behind Anaconda, Dillon, Butte, Whitehall, and Deer Lodge.

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

Approximately 800 people in Beaverhead 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: 100% of people living in Wise River 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 Beaverhead County, approximately 2,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Wise River

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Southern Montana Telephone Company Fiber 100% 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Wise River to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Wise River 28.1 Mbps 3 $3.27 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +387.3 Mbps ) 16 ( +13 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +90.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +14 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +88.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +12 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +99.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +20 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +99.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +5 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )