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Internet providers in 59912

Find internet providers serving the 59912 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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59912 internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable83%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL81%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic8.780%
MontanaSky Networks $54.95 50 - 500 MbpsDSL99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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59912 internet service at a glance

At 83%, broadband coverage in the 59912 ZIP code is slightly lower than the rest of Montana - 97%, and slightly lower than broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 59912 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 83% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 4.300% of those living in the 59912 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 59912 area, and 90.86% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 59912, 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
CenturyLink 11 Mbps 3 Mbps DSL
HughesNet 33 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 98 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 59912

The largest internet providers serving the 59912 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and MontanaSky Networks bringing cable and DSL options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to most in the 59912 ZIP code, covering 83% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 81% of the area. Columbia Falls’s third most-available internet provider, MontanaSky Networks, offers DSL to around 99% of residents in the 59912 ZIP code.

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

83%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 59912 ZIP code, covering 83% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 59912 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbia Falls, $53.82.

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, $0.59.

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 59912 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 83% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia Falls's providers, 63 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

81%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 59912 ZIP code, covering 81% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Columbia Falls, $53.82.

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, $0.59.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 59912 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia Falls's providers, 63 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

99%

DSL from MontanaSky Networks offers broadband to all households in the 59912 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from MontanaSky Networks uses telephone lines 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, $53.82.

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, $0.59.

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 59912 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Columbia Falls's providers, 63 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 59912 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 59912 and the greater Columbia Falls area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly 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 in the 59912 ZIP, 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 DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 59912 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 59912 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 83% of households in 59912. The next fastest internet provider in the 59912 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 81% of the area.

Bullitt Communicaitons offers the cheapest internet in the 59912 ZIP with service starting at $33/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Columbia Falls, $53.82.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 59912 ZIP code, covering 8.780% 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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.