Best Miles City Internet Service Providers

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 3 choices for service in Miles City, 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 Miles City 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
1Mid-RiversCable1000 Mbps90 Mbps100.0%
2ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
3HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Miles City 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

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 Miles City of 15.08 Mbps are faster than the Custer County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for Montana.

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Miles City Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Miles City is 15.08 Mbps. This is 218.8% faster than the average in Montana and 30% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Miles City is 25.5% faster than the Custer County average and 52% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Miles City is 15.08 Mbps. This is 8.4% faster than the Custer County average and 30% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 83.9% of Custer County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 8.1% of Custer County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Custer County is 39.26 Mbps based upon 12240 samples taken in the past year

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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 Miles City 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 Mid-Rivers as the top provider for Miles City, Montana.

How do the internet speeds in Miles City compare to other cities in Montana?

Click through to see how the Miles City broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Ashland, Colstrip, Cut Bank, Helena Valley Northeast, Manhattan, Missoula, Park City

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 Miles City, Montana?

The following zip codes were used: 59301

Who has the fastest internet service in Miles City?

Mid-Rivers with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Miles City.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Unlikely. Our records indicate there are no DSL providers that offer coverage to more than 15% of residents in Miles City, Montana.

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.




Miles City 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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