Montana

Internet Service Providers

Compare Local Plans (MT)

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ISPLowest Price (cheapest plan)Top Speeds (fastest plan)
CenturyLink10 mbps for $50/mo964 mbps for $70/mo
Earthlink3 to 15 mbps for $50 / 60 per mo5 GB for $189 per mo
Frontier500 mbps for $50 / mo2 GBS mbps for $150 / mo
Spectrum300 mbps for $50/mo1 GB for $90/mo

Satellite

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ISPLowest PriceTop Speeds
Viasat12 Mbps for $5030 Mbps fo $100
HughesNet25 Mbps for $40/mo (promo)25 Mbps for $150/mo w/50GB

CenturyLink 855-917-9633

Internet Packages

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
940 (fiber)940$100
100100$50
8080$50
4040$50
2010$50
1510$50
  • Speed varies by location
  • CenturyLink plans are no contract
  • Prices are for lifetime of agreement
  • Purchase or lease a CenturyLink modem, or use your own

Corporate stores located in Dothan.

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Earthlink 1-833-601-5693

Internet Packages

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
3 to 15 Mbps1.0 Mbps$49.95 to 59.95
18 to 30 Mbps1.5 Mbps$59.95
40 to 80 Mbps40 Mbps$59.95 to $79.95
100 to 115 Mbps *100 Mbps$59.95 to $79.95
200 to 500 Mbps500 Mbps$69.95 to $89.95
1 Gb1Gb$89.95
2 Gb2 Gb$19.95
5 Gb5 Gb$189.95
  • * Most popular plan
  • All speeds are dependent on serviceability at physical address—speeds vary by distance.
  • 24/7 Customer support via phone or chat
  • 12 month commitment
  • Router Rental: $12.95/month
  • Professional Installation: $79.95 one-time fee

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Frontier 855-917-9662

Fios

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
500?$50
940880$75
2 GB?$149
  • Fiber network
  • 2 yr plans
  • Price does not include equipment and a few other minor fees

Fios High Speed Internet

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
66$28
2525$35
115115$45
  • High speed internet (private line connection) as opposed to cable
  • Cable speeds may vary throughout the day since the signal is sent from a nearby cable box that might be shared with your neighbors.

Retail stores located in Atmore, Birmingham, & Thomaston.

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Spectrum 1-833-826-1164

Spectrum Internet

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
300 (no data caps)$50
500(Internet Ultra upgrade)$70
1 GB(Internet Gig upgrade)$90

  • Advanced WiFi option lets you control what devices get wifi
  • Cable connection
  • Free modem
  • Contract free plan
  • No data caps


Corporate stores located in Albertville, Alexander City, Athens, Auburn, Birmingham, Childersburg, Cullman, Decatur, Dothan, Enterprise, Eufaula, Fort Payne, Fort Rucker, Gardendale, Hoover, Jasper, Lanett, Montgomery, Selma, Tuscaloosa & Wetumpka.

Corporate stores located in Yuma.

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Viasat Satellite (855) 242-8953

Metered broadband

download speed (Mbps)high speed data (GB)cost
1240 GB$50 / $70
2560 GB$70 / $100
50300 GB$200 / $300
50150 GB$150 / $200
50100 GB$100 / $150

  • 2 yr contract
  • First price shown is for first 3 months (promo)
  • After high speed data limit is used, you still get access to standard data (slower)

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HughesNet 833-270-5638

Internet Only Plans

download speed (Mbps)high speed data (GB)cost
2515 GB$65
2530 GB$75
2545 GB$110
2575 GB$160

  • 2 year commitment
  • lease or purchase equipment
  • includes wi-fi.

Dealers locations: Athens, Auburn, Birmingham, Boaz, Carrollton, Dothan, Gordo, Livingston, Millibrook, Oneonta, Ozark

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Broadband in Montana
The unique geographical attributes of Montana (Rocky Mountains etc) consistently pose challenges to full scale deployment of readily available broadband services. This situation is an example of the oft used phrase “Digital Divide” which refers to the economic disparities created by a lack of decent internet connectivity. However, the state continues to work with the private sector to generate more internet access options for those rural or underserved areas. For example, Microsoft started the Microsoft Airband Initiative for over 60 thousand citizens, most of whom live in the Flathead Reservation. This project will attempt to deliver high speed connections using via airwaves by tapping unused TV spectrum.