Montrose, Colorado Broadband Internet Service

Montrose, CO has a total of 6 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 6 internet service options in Montrose. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Montrose is Spectrum. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1SpectrumCable940 Mbps35 Mbps97.1%
2Delta Montrose Electric AssociationFiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps73.7%
3Rise Broadbandwireless50 Mbps10 Mbps100.0%
4Mountain Broadband Networkswireless25 Mbps25 Mbps100.0%
5ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Montrose CO Internet Access Options

More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Montrose which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Montrose of 6.21 Mbps are faster than the Montrose County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Colorado.

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Montrose Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Montrose County is 14.39 Mbps based upon 78176 samples taken in the past year

  • The average upload speed in Montrose is 6.21 Mbps. This is 25.9% slower than the average in Colorado and 46.5% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Montrose is 28.6% faster than the Montrose County average and 42.9% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Montrose is 6.21 Mbps. This is 16.9% faster than the Montrose County average and 46.5% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 59.6% of Montrose County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 57.8% of Montrose County residents

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Internet Access Technologies

DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Montrose residents who have access to each of these technology types.


Internet Service FAQs

Who has the best internet service near me?

Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Spectrum as the top provider for Montrose, Colorado.

Who has the fastest internet service in Montrose?

Delta Montrose Electric Association with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Montrose.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Montrose, Colorado?

The following zip codes were used: 81401, 81402 and 81403

What is fiber internet service?

Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Montrose internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
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How do the internet speeds in Montrose compare to other cities in Colorado?

Click through to see how the Montrose broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Aspen, Battlement Mesa, Castle Rock, Dillon, Frisco, Ridgway, Superior

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Montrose - Delta Montrose Electric Association.

What is DSL internet service?

DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Montrose, Colorado?

Rise Broadband and Mountain Broadband Networks provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Montrose.




Montrose Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services

Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.


Spectrum

  • 125+ channels
  • Flexible packages
  • 85,000 OnDemand titles
  • All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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