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Internet providers in Helena, MT

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Helena, MT internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL78%
Montana Internet $65.00 8 - 7 MbpsDSL100%
Montana Internet $65.00 8 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic13%
BCIIDAHO - -Wired3.520%
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Helena internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Helena 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 Helena area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Helena 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 13% of those living in Helena.

There are six internet providers serving the Helena area, and 99.96% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Helena's six internet providers, prices start at $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Helena

The largest internet providers in Helena are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Montana Internet bringing cable and DSL options to Helena.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Helena residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 78% of the area. Helena’s third most-available internet provider, Montana Internet, offers DSL to around 100% of Helena 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 Helena covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Helena 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 Helena, $53.00.

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 Helena, $0.91.

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 Helena. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Helena's providers, 327 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

78%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Helena covering 78% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Helena 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 Helena, $53.00.

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 Helena, $0.91.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Helena. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Helena's providers, 327 Mbps.

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Montana Internet DSL internet

Provider

Montana Internet

Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

7 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Montana Internet offers broadband to all households in Helena covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Montana Internet uses telephone lines in Helena 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 Montana Internet start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Helena, $53.00.

Montana Internet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 8 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $8.13 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Helena, $0.91.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Montana Internet offers download speeds up to 7 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Helena. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Helena's providers, 327 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Helena and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Helena at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Helena at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Helena 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 Helena 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 Helena cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Montana Internet is the fastest internet provider in Helena with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 13% of households in Helena. The next fastest internet provider in Helena is BCIIDAHO, offering download speeds up to 500 Mbps to 2.289% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Helena with plans starting at $44.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Helena, $53.00.

Montana Internet is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Helena, covering 13% of the city. BCIIDAHO also offers fiber internet in Helena and is available to 2.289% of households.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.