Shelby, MT High Speed Internet Service

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 3 choices for service in Shelby, 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 Shelby 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
1CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber80 Mbps40 Mbps81.5%
2ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
3HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Shelby 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 Shelby which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Shelby are compared to Toole County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Montana overall?
Average download speeds in Shelby of 23.35 Mbps are faster than the Toole County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Montana.

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Shelby Internet Access Facts

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Shelby residents

  • The average internet download speed in Toole County is 15 Mbps based upon 3736 samples taken in the past year

  • The average upload speed in Shelby is 13.84 Mbps. This is 192.6% faster than the average in Montana and 19.3% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Shelby is 55.7% faster than the Toole County average and 27.9% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Shelby is 13.84 Mbps. This is 110.3% faster than the Toole County average and 19.3% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 0.0% of Toole 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 Shelby 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 CenturyLink as the top provider for Shelby, Montana.

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

Click through to see how the Shelby broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Absarokee, Colstrip, Columbia Falls, Columbus, Hardin, West Yellowstone, Whitefish

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 Shelby, Montana?

The following zip codes were used: 59474

Who has the fastest internet service in Shelby?

ViaSat with a download speed of 100 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Shelby.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Shelby - 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.




Shelby 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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