Helena Valley Northeast, Montana Broadband Internet Service

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 5 choices for service in Helena Valley Northeast, 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 Helena Valley Northeast 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
1The Montana InternetFiber, wireless1000 Mbps1000 Mbps100.0%
2SpectrumCable940 Mbps35 Mbps30.6%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber80 Mbps40 Mbps38.2%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Helena Valley Northeast MT Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Helena Valley Northeast are compared to Lewis and Clark County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Montana overall?
Average download speeds in Helena Valley Northeast of 32.3 Mbps are faster than the Lewis and Clark County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Montana.

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Helena Valley Northeast Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Helena Valley Northeast is 7.19 Mbps. This is 52% faster than the average in Montana and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 23.4% of the Lewis and Clark County population

  • Cable internet is available to 78.4% of Lewis and Clark County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 21.4% of Helena Valley Northeast residents

  • The average download speed in Helena Valley Northeast is 101.6% faster than the average in Montana and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 27.8% of the Helena Valley Northeast 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 Helena Valley Northeast 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 The Montana Internet as the top provider for Helena Valley Northeast, Montana.

How do the internet speeds in Helena Valley Northeast compare to other cities in Montana?

Click through to see how the Helena Valley Northeast broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Big Sky, Boulder, Fort Benton, Lewistown, Montana City, Philipsburg, Thompson Falls

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 Helena Valley Northeast, Montana?

The following zip codes were used: 59602

Who has the fastest internet service in Helena Valley Northeast?

The Montana Internet with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Helena Valley Northeast.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Helena Valley Northeast - CenturyLink.

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.




Helena Valley Northeast 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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