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Internet providers in Columbia Falls, MT

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 25 MbpsDSL85%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 20 MbpsFiber-optic6.770%
MontanaSky Networks, Inc. - -DSL100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Columbia Falls internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Columbia Falls 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 Columbia Falls area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Columbia Falls residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 6.770% of those living in Columbia Falls.

There are five internet providers serving the Columbia Falls area, and 99.80% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Columbia Falls's five internet providers, prices start at $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Columbia Falls

The largest internet providers in Columbia Falls are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Columbia Falls.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Columbia Falls residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 85% of the area. Columbia Falls’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Columbia Falls residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Columbia Falls covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbia Falls, $50.00.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia Falls, $1.67.

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 Columbia Falls. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia Falls's providers, 44 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

85%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Columbia Falls covering 85% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Columbia Falls 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbia Falls, $50.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia Falls, $1.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Columbia Falls. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Columbia Falls's providers, 44 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Columbia Falls covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Columbia Falls where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Columbia Falls, $50.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia Falls, $1.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Columbia Falls. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Columbia Falls's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Columbia Falls with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Columbia Falls. The next fastest internet provider in Columbia Falls is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 85% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Columbia Falls with plans starting at $44.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbia Falls, $50.00.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Columbia Falls, covering 6.770% of the city.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.