There are 6 residential cable providers in Montana covering 65.16% of the state. The largest cable company is Spectrum, available to 60.69% of Montana homes. Call Spectrum first, and if they cannot help you they will direct you the the right provider.

 

All 6 Cable Providers in Montana

State ProviderAvailabilityMontana SpeedsGet Service
Spectrum60.69%

100 to 300 Mbps

243.94 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Spectrum customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 621,049 people who can get cable from Spectrum in Montana. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Spectrum potential customers in Montana who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Spectrum offers 3 different speeds throughout Montana. The fastest speed anyone in Montana can get from Spectrum is 300 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Spectrum Montana customers is 243.94 Mbps.

Mid-Rivers Communications3.39%

800 to 800 Mbps

800 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Mid-Rivers Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 34,729 people who can get cable from Mid-Rivers Communications in Montana. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Mid-Rivers Communications potential customers in Montana who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Mid-Rivers Communications offers no different speeds throughout Montana. The fastest speed anyone in Montana can get from Mid-Rivers Communications is 800 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Mid-Rivers Communications Montana customers is 800 Mbps.

MontanaSky Networks0.81%

15 to 50 Mbps

45.8 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of MontanaSky Networks customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 8,336 people who can get cable from MontanaSky Networks in Montana. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of MontanaSky Networks potential customers in Montana who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. MontanaSky Networks offers 2 different speeds throughout Montana. The fastest speed anyone in Montana can get from MontanaSky Networks is 50 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all MontanaSky Networks Montana customers is 45.8 Mbps.

USA Communications0.64%

20 to 50 Mbps

36.52 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of USA Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 6,529 people who can get cable from USA Communications in Montana. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of USA Communications potential customers in Montana who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. USA Communications offers 2 different speeds throughout Montana. The fastest speed anyone in Montana can get from USA Communications is 50 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all USA Communications Montana customers is 36.52 Mbps.

Access Montana0.29%

8 to 8 Mbps

8 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Access Montana customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 2,989 people who can get cable from Access Montana in Montana. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Access Montana potential customers in Montana who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Access Montana offers no different speeds throughout Montana. The fastest speed anyone in Montana can get from Access Montana is 8 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Access Montana Montana customers is 8 Mbps.

Bridger Cable TV0.1%

3 to 3 Mbps

3 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Bridger Cable TV customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 1,070 people who can get cable from Bridger Cable TV in Montana. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Bridger Cable TV potential customers in Montana who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Bridger Cable TV offers no different speeds throughout Montana. The fastest speed anyone in Montana can get from Bridger Cable TV is 3 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Bridger Cable TV Montana customers is 3 Mbps.

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* Note: “Avg. Speed” is a population-weighted average of the top speed in Montana. Our calculation gives a more accurate estimate of the speed you can actually expect to be available for purchase in your area.

Montana residents may also choose internet-only service from a brand like Spectrum and sign up for satellite TV, which is generally rated higher than TV delivered over cable.

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Because competition is stronger for satellite television, DISH and DIRECTV are generally considered superior to cable TV service. You can choose a separate form of internet, and the providers below will actually help you set up home internet service, sometimes even with bundled savings. Call for pricing and bundling options.

Satellite internet is not an ideal choice, but allows people in rural areas to stay connected. Note that most satellite services require either a deposit for equipment installation or a decent credit score.

ProviderAvailabilityServicesGet Service
DIRECTV100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DIRECTV

DIRECTV provides satellite TV service that consistently beats cable TV service in terms of programming, price, and customer service. Their packages have long been the favorite among sports fans, but their low-priced packages are also worth checking out for casual watchers. DIRECTV premium packages include many of the most popular channels in the world.

DISH100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DISH

DISH was formerly known as (and sometimes still called) the Dish Network. DISH provides affordable package prices and is known for lower up-front pricing. DISH competes aggressively with AT&T-owned DIRECTV. DISH has worked hard in the last several years to improve sports programming to compete with the traditional leader, and is now a solid choice for savers and sports fans who know what they're looking for.

HuhgesNet100%

Satellite internet service

Speeds up to 15 Mbps

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More about HuhgesNet

Satellite internet should generally be your last option unless no other service is available in your area. The latency (lag) inherent to the technology makes it difficult to stream or browse, and online games that require a fast connection will not work. However, if you live in a rural area HughesNet is a good option. You'll just a need a little more patience while browsing or downloading movies to watch.


Cable Internet Speeds in Montana

Montana customers can get an average of 172.66 Mbps as their fastest speed. The fastest cable internet in the entire state is 800 Mbps, which 3.39% of homes can purchase. Some residents, however, can only get 3 Mbps. Internet speeds tend to be faster in East Montana, and slower in the neighborhoods to the North. Cable is the fastest internet in 63.32% of the state. For residents looking for alternatives to cable, DSL is the best alternative for most households.

Montana Map of Cable Internet Speeds

Cable Speed Key

1 Gbps+
999 Mbps
400 Mbps
0 Mbps

 

Cable Coverage and Availability in Montana

Cable internet is available to 65.16% of residents, which can be bundled with TV service for package savings. The map below shows where cable companies provide service by block.

Montana Map of Cable Internet Availability

Cable Availability Key

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What zip codes have cable in Montana and nearby?

Zip CodeCable Coverage
594630%
594120%
596450%
594650%
594690%
Zip CodeCable Coverage
596420%
594800%
594500%
594720%
594200%

Cable in Your Montana Neighborhood

Spectrum is the primary cable provider for Montana's northwest, north, northeast, west, central, southwest, south and southeast neighborhoods. Mid-Rivers Communications also has cable internet service in Montana's east regions.

Compared with the rest of the county, Montana has far less access to cable versus other states and far less cable coverage compared to the rest of the United States.

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