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Internet providers in Bigfork, MT

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Bigfork, MT internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable85%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 40 MbpsDSL46%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 40 MbpsFiber-optic15%
MontanaSky Networks $15.95 -DSL100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Bigfork internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Bigfork is comparable to the rest of Montana - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Bigfork area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Bigfork residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 85% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 15% of those living in Bigfork.

There are five internet providers serving the Bigfork area, and 92.57% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bigfork's five internet providers, prices start at $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Bigfork

The largest internet providers in Bigfork are Spectrum and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Bigfork.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Bigfork residents, covering 85% of households. Some will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 46% of the area. Bigfork’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 15% of Bigfork residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

85%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Bigfork covering 85% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Bigfork residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bigfork, $43.19.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bigfork, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Bigfork. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Bigfork's providers, 53 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

40 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

46%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in Bigfork covering 46% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Bigfork to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bigfork, $43.19.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bigfork, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 40 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Bigfork. These download speeds are available to 46% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Bigfork's providers, 53 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

40 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

15%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to a limited number of households in Bigfork covering 15% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from CenturyLink is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Bigfork than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Bigfork, $43.19.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bigfork, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 40 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Bigfork. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Bigfork's providers, 53 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Bigfork, you’ll likely have options from DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Bigfork, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Bigfork and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bigfork at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Bigfork at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Bigfork residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Bigfork may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Bigfork DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Bigfork with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 85% of households in Bigfork. The next fastest internet provider in Bigfork is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 40 Mbps to 46% of the area.

MontanaSky Networks offers the cheapest internet in Bigfork with plans starting at $15.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bigfork, $43.19.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Bigfork, covering 15% of the city.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.