Thompson Falls, Montana Broadband Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 3 choices for service in Thompson Falls, 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 Thompson Falls 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|
|1||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|2||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||Blackfoot||DSL||40 Mbps||5 Mbps||29.7%|
Thompson Falls MT Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Thompson Falls have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Thompson Falls compare to Sanders County? The average speed in Thompson Falls is 8.61 Mbps which is faster than Sanders County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Montana average of 16.02 Mbps.
Thompson Falls Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Thompson Falls is 1.3 Mbps. This is 0.8% slower than the Sanders County average and 88.8% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 10.9% of Sanders County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 7.4% of Sanders County residents
The average internet download speed in Sanders County is 5.65 Mbps based upon 16568 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Thompson Falls is 46.3% slower than the average in Montana and 73.4% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Thompson Falls is 8.61 Mbps based upon 6480 measurements taken in the last 12 months
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 Thompson Falls 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 ViaSat as the top provider for Thompson Falls, Montana.
How do the internet speeds in Thompson Falls compare to other cities in Montana?
Click through to see how the Thompson Falls broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: East Helena, Gardiner, Helena Valley West Central, Malta, Montana City, Scobey, Seeley Lake
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 Thompson Falls, Montana?
The following zip codes were used: 59873
Who has the fastest internet service in Thompson Falls?
ViaSat with a download speed of 100 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Thompson Falls.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Thompson Falls - Blackfoot.
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.
Thompson Falls 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.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages