Internet providers in Helena Valley Southeast, MT

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Helena Valley Southeast internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Helena Valley Southeast 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 Valley Southeast area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Helena Valley Southeast residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Helena Valley Southeast, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Helena Valley Southeast area, and 99.56% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Helena Valley Southeast's six internet providers, prices start at $49 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Helena Valley Southeast

The largest internet providers in Helena Valley Southeast are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Helena Valley Southeast.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Helena Valley Southeast residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 56% of the area. Helena Valley Southeast’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Helena Valley Southeast residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Helena Valley Southeast covering 98% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Helena Valley Southeast 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 Helena Valley Southeast, $52.25.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Helena Valley Southeast, $2.38.

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 Valley Southeast. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Helena Valley Southeast's providers, 58 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

56%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in Helena Valley Southeast covering 56% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Helena Valley Southeast 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Helena Valley Southeast, $52.25.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Helena Valley Southeast, $2.38.

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 Valley Southeast. These download speeds are available to 56% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Helena Valley Southeast's providers, 58 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 Helena Valley Southeast covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Helena Valley Southeast 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 Helena Valley Southeast, $52.25.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Helena Valley Southeast, $2.38.

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 Helena Valley Southeast. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Helena Valley Southeast's providers, 58 Mbps.

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Helena Valley Southeast, MT internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 Mbps Cable 98%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 100 Mbps DSL 56%
Montana Internet - - DSL 100%
Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative, Inc. - - Wired 4.688%
Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative, Inc. - - DSL 3.421%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Helena Valley Southeast with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Helena Valley Southeast. The next fastest internet provider in Helena Valley Southeast is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 56% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in Helena Valley Southeast with plans starting at $49/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Helena Valley Southeast, $52.25.

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.

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%.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.