As the fourth largest community in Bozeman, is home to upper-middle class, well-educated people. As a college town, much of the culture and infrastructure offerings cater to students_ wants and needs. Both the student and year-round population of Bozeman rely on their internet services to advance career and educational goals and stay in touch with friends and family. Montana is largely a rural state. Only 23% of Montana residents have access to high-speed internet _ which is only slightly less than the 24% of Bozeman residents who can connect at speeds faster than 10mbps.
Charter offers cable connections to 100% of Bozeman residents and CenturyLink offers DSL to 97% of Bozeman homes. Fiber optics have not arrived in the area yet, but residents do have a third option. HughesNet satellite internet is available to 99% of Bozeman residents.
1% of Bozeman businesses have an additional connectivity option. Level 3 Communications has begun bringing fiber optics to this space. It_s likely this service will expand over time.