Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster
Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster
Average Mbps download speed
Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.
Billings – Population 171,677
Missoula – Population 118,791
Bozeman – Population 111,876
The largest metro area in Montana is Billings with a population of 171,677.00. This is followed by the Missoula metro area, with a population of 118,791.00. This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.
(Select all that apply)
91% get DSL
64% get Cable
15% get Fiber
100% get Satellite
Broadband government information
The Montana Department of Commerce (MDOC) will use this funding to create a state broadband program, directing state-wide efforts to support broadband growth and adoption. The Montana Broadband Program will support a Broadband Task Force, which will place special emphasis on rural and tribal concerns. Funding will also support research and identification of the barriers to broadband availability and adoption.
MT Internet news
As part of a longstanding project to connect essential community anchor institutions across the country, and facilitate closer collaboration and long-term benefits for education, research, healthcare, public safety, and government services, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) proposes a comprehensive 50-state network benefitting approximately 121,000 community anchors.