Best Big Sky Internet Service Providers

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 3 choices for service in Big Sky, MT that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Big Sky by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
13 RiversDSL, Fiber500 Mbps500 Mbps91.7%
2ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
3HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Big Sky MT 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 Big Sky which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Big Sky compare to Gallatin County? The average speed in Big Sky is 41.44 Mbps which is faster than Gallatin County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Montana average of 16.02 Mbps.

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Big Sky Internet Access Facts

  • DSL internet is available to 23.7% of Big Sky residents

  • There are 3 residential internet providers in Big Sky, MT providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Big Sky is 158.7% faster than the average in Montana and 27.9% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 46.3% of the Gallatin County population

  • The average internet download speed in Big Sky is 41.44 Mbps based upon 422208 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 0.0% of the Big Sky population

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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 Big Sky 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 3 Rivers as the top provider for Big Sky, Montana.

How do the internet speeds in Big Sky compare to other cities in Montana?

Click through to see how the Big Sky broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Absarokee, Chinook, Choteau, Deer Lodge, Hardin, Livingston, Pinesdale

What download speed do I need to stream movies?

For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Big Sky, Montana?

The following zip codes were used: 59716 and 59730

Who has the fastest internet service in Big Sky?

3 Rivers with a download speed of 500 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Big Sky.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Big Sky - 3 Rivers.

What is an internet data cap?

Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.

What is fixed wireless internet service?

Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.




Big Sky 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.


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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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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