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Internet providers in Columbia Falls, MT

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Columbia Falls, MT internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL85%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic6.770%
MontanaSky Networks $54.95 50 - 500 MbpsDSL100%
HughesNet $64.99 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. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Columbia Falls, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

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 $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Columbia Falls

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 33 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 98 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 11 Mbps 3 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Columbia Falls

The largest internet providers in Columbia Falls are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and MontanaSky Networks bringing cable and DSL 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, MontanaSky Networks, offers DSL to around 100% of Columbia Falls residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbia Falls, $57.98.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia Falls, $0.64.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Columbia Falls. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia Falls's providers, 41 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Columbia Falls, $57.98.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia Falls, $0.64.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Columbia Falls. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia Falls's providers, 41 Mbps.

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MontanaSky Networks DSL internet

Provider

MontanaSky Networks

Starting price*
$54.95/mo.
Max download speed

500 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from MontanaSky Networks offers broadband to all households in Columbia Falls covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from MontanaSky Networks 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 MontanaSky Networks start at $54.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbia Falls, $57.98.

MontanaSky Networks customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.10 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Columbia Falls, $0.64.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, MontanaSky Networks offers download speeds up to 500 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Columbia Falls. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia Falls's providers, 41 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Columbia Falls and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Columbia Falls at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Columbia Falls at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Columbia Falls 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 Columbia Falls may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 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 Columbia Falls cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Columbia Falls with download speeds up to 1,00*0 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 940 Mbps to 85% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Columbia Falls with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbia Falls, $57.98.

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

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.