Internet Service in Montana

Sparsely populated Montana is a challenge for Internet service providers. However, despite the challenge, 91.3% of those living there can get speeds of 10 Mbps on downloads, using wired or wireless Internet. Yet this is much lower than the national average.

In Big Sky Country, DSL is available to 85% of the population, cable Internet to 68.3%, wireless Internet to 96.9%, and fiber Internet to only 3.4%. These levels are significantly lower than rates nationwide. In addition, less than 7% of Montanans have the choice of more than 3 Internet providers for their service.

It is understandable that 32.3% of Montana residents have no Internet available for personal use.

0.30%

Population with faster than 1 Gbps available.

98.40%

Population with only 100 Mbps speeds or less available.

77.50%

Population with only 25 Mbps speeds or less available.

22 Mbps

Average internet download speed across the state

9.80%

Population with no wired internet access available.

90.20%

Population with wired internet access available.

34.00%

Population underserved with minimum service options available

15

Average broadband score for Montana

Broadband in Montana

Largest Cities in MontanaProvidersSpeeds (down/up)Speeds (down/up)Broadband Score
Baker, MT6100 Mbps / 3 Mbps10 Mbps / 1 Mbps17
Belgrade, MT121 Gbps / 1 Gbps91 Mbps / 75 Mbps50
Big Sky, MT9100 Mbps / 11 Mbps12 Mbps / 3 Mbps14
Bigfork, MT9100 Mbps / 5 Mbps19 Mbps / 2 Mbps26
Billings, MT161 Gbps / 1 Gbps27 Mbps / 17 Mbps53
Bozeman, MT191 Gbps / 1 Gbps25 Mbps / 15 Mbps33
Choteau, MT6100 Mbps / 3 Mbps13 Mbps / 1 Mbps14
Colstrip, MT10100 Mbps / 11 Mbps8 Mbps / 2 Mbps20
Columbia Falls, MT8100 Mbps / 5 Mbps22 Mbps / 2 Mbps23
Columbus, MT8100 Mbps / 5 Mbps22 Mbps / 2 Mbps34
Conrad, MT6100 Mbps / 3 Mbps16 Mbps / 2 Mbps19
Cut Bank, MT9100 Mbps / 3 Mbps9 Mbps / 1 Mbps24
Deer Lodge, MT7100 Mbps / 5 Mbps24 Mbps / 2 Mbps22
Dillon, MT7100 Mbps / 5 Mbps25 Mbps / 2 Mbps26
East Helena, MT12100 Mbps / 11 Mbps15 Mbps / 2 Mbps26
Forsyth, MT8100 Mbps / 3 Mbps14 Mbps / 2 Mbps29
Frenchtown, MT15100 Mbps / 16 Mbps6 Mbps / 2 Mbps15
Gallatin Gateway, MT14225 Mbps / 225 Mbps24 Mbps / 18 Mbps25
Glasgow, MT5100 Mbps / 5 Mbps13 Mbps / 2 Mbps13
Glendive, MT6100 Mbps / 3 Mbps13 Mbps / 2 Mbps22
Great Falls, MT171 Gbps / 1 Gbps12 Mbps / 2 Mbps25
Hamilton, MT10100 Mbps / 16 Mbps20 Mbps / 3 Mbps28
Hardin, MT7100 Mbps / 3 Mbps14 Mbps / 2 Mbps28
Havre, MT8200 Mbps / 150 Mbps22 Mbps / 2 Mbps26
Helena, MT15100 Mbps / 40 Mbps12 Mbps / 2 Mbps26
Kalispell, MT10100 Mbps / 100 Mbps19 Mbps / 2 Mbps26
Lakeside, MT8100 Mbps / 100 Mbps22 Mbps / 2 Mbps23
Lame Deer, MT7100 Mbps / 11 Mbps10 Mbps / 3 Mbps13
Laurel, MT15100 Mbps / 11 Mbps12 Mbps / 2 Mbps40
Lewistown, MT8100 Mbps / 3 Mbps9 Mbps / 1 Mbps26
Libby, MT6100 Mbps / 3 Mbps20 Mbps / 2 Mbps18
Livingston, MT9100 Mbps / 5 Mbps20 Mbps / 2 Mbps26
Lolo, MT17100 Mbps / 16 Mbps12 Mbps / 2 Mbps28
Malta, MT6200 Mbps / 150 Mbps46 Mbps / 17 Mbps28
Miles City, MT7100 Mbps / 10 Mbps12 Mbps / 1 Mbps26
Missoula, MT171 Gbps / 1 Gbps13 Mbps / 3 Mbps28
Pablo, MT13100 Mbps / 11 Mbps14 Mbps / 2 Mbps22
Plentywood, MT51 Gbps / 1 Gbps26 Mbps / 13 Mbps19
Polson, MT14100 Mbps / 20 Mbps13 Mbps / 2 Mbps26
Red Lodge, MT8100 Mbps / 5 Mbps13 Mbps / 2 Mbps24
Ronan, MT8100 Mbps / 5 Mbps19 Mbps / 2 Mbps22
Rosebud, MT5100 Mbps / 3 Mbps12 Mbps / 1 Mbps13
Roundup, MT5100 Mbps / 3 Mbps11 Mbps / 1 Mbps17
Shelby, MT7100 Mbps / 3 Mbps14 Mbps / 2 Mbps23
Sidney, MT6100 Mbps / 3 Mbps13 Mbps / 2 Mbps22
Stevensville, MT9100 Mbps / 16 Mbps11 Mbps / 3 Mbps20
Three Forks, MT8100 Mbps / 20 Mbps14 Mbps / 4 Mbps20
Townsend, MT8100 Mbps / 5 Mbps23 Mbps / 2 Mbps22
Whitefish, MT13100 Mbps / 11 Mbps14 Mbps / 2 Mbps26
Wolf Point, MT6100 Mbps / 5 Mbps11 Mbps / 1 Mbps21
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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