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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Montana

Montana doesn’t have the fastest internet options available, and that may be because not many residents have access to fiber, the fastest internet you can get. But some cities, like Billings, have access to three or more internet providers to choose from, which offer customers more variety in plans and pricing.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars from customers in Montana.

That ranks Montana 45th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

Learn more about our methodology

Internet customer satisfaction in Montana

 3.6/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 45th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$123.37 average price per payment for internet, per household

88.5% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.7/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.6/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

Population:
1,093,117 people

2.41 average people per household

$51,693 average income per household

46 average age per household

56% of population employed

86

1% lower than national average

Ranked 37th nationally

67

10% lower than national average

Ranked 44th nationally

98%

13% higher than national average

Ranked 29th nationally

77%

2% lower than national average

Ranked 37th nationally

Average download speed
65.7 Mbps

51.07% lower than national average
Ranks 50th nationally

Average upload speed
20.2 Mbps

69.91% lower than national average
Ranks 51st nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Montana

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
TDS Telecom 399.94 Mbps 191.97 Mbps 71.01% View Plans for TDS Telecom
Mid-Rivers Communications 118.63 Mbps 93.89 Mbps 71.85% View Plans for Mid-Rivers Communications
Spectrum 112.24 Mbps 12.2 Mbps 48.9% View Plans for Spectrum
KDS Networks 65.59 Mbps 44.92 Mbps 73.66% View Plans for KDS Networks
MontanaSky West 60.53 Mbps 46.91 Mbps 60.21% View Plans for MontanaSky West
97% of people in Montana have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 38th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
Satellite 112.79 Mbps 72.47% 98.89% See all providers for Satellite
Fixed Wireless 102.94 Mbps 79.35% 85.25% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Fiber 1924.1 Mbps 67.17% 80.76% See all providers for Fiber
DSL 48.68 Mbps 56.97% 61.55% See all providers for DSL
Cable 955.17 Mbps 77.79% 48.64% See all providers for Cable
5G Home 153.16 Mbps 80.2% 72.29% See all providers for 5G Home

Best cities for internet in Montana

Cities in Montana with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Great Falls 117.06 Mbps 19.11 Mbps 93% CenturyLink
Great Falls 117.06 Mbps 19.11 Mbps 93% CenturyLink
Billings 110.95 Mbps 20.25 Mbps 87% TDS Telecom
Butte 102.38 Mbps 31.8 Mbps 65% Spectrum
Helena 100.57 Mbps 15.86 Mbps 83% Visionary Broadband
Missoula 74.39 Mbps 15.67 Mbps 48% Pavlov Media
Belgrade 66.07 Mbps 29.37 Mbps 29% Spectrum
Bozeman 63.4 Mbps 22.68 Mbps 69% Pavlov Media

Great Falls is the best city in Montana for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Great Falls and Billings also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Montana

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Billings 117,093 100% 100% 100%
Great Falls 60,373 100% 100% 100%
Great Falls 60,373 100% 100% 100%
Missoula 74,627 100% 29% 100%
Helena 32,529 100% 100% 100%
Black Eagle 672 100% 100% 100%
Black Eagle 672 100% 100% 100%
Bozeman 53,500 100% 100% 100%

Billings is the most internet-connected city in Montana. Billings makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Billings's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Great Falls and Great Falls also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Montana

Billings

Population: 117,093

Median income: $66,869

110.95 Mbps
avg. download speed

20.25 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
TDS Telecom

Missoula

Population: 74,627

Median income: $65,567

74.39 Mbps
avg. download speed

15.67 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

28.87% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Pavlov Media

Great Falls

Population: 60,373

Median income: $50,110

117.06 Mbps
avg. download speed

19.11 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology

HighSpeedInternet.com relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

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