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Internet providers in Helena Valley West Central, MT

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Helena Valley West Central, MT internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable93%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL57%
Montana Internet $65.00 8 - 1,000 MbpsDSL100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Montana Internet $65.00 8 - 1,000 MbpsWireless100%
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Helena Valley West Central internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Helena Valley West Central 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 West Central area will have access to cable, which covers 94% of Helena Valley West Central residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 14% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Helena Valley West Central, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Helena Valley West Central area, and 94.41% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Helena Valley West Central's six internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Helena Valley West Central

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

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Helena Valley West Central residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 57% of the area. Helena Valley West Central’s third most-available internet provider, Montana Internet, offers DSL to around 100% of Helena Valley West Central 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

93%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Helena Valley West Central covering 93% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Helena Valley West Central 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 Helena Valley West Central, $59.66.

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 Helena Valley West Central, $0.95.

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 Helena Valley West Central. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Helena Valley West Central's providers, 48 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

57%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in Helena Valley West Central covering 57% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Helena Valley West Central 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 Helena Valley West Central, $59.66.

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 Helena Valley West Central, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Helena Valley West Central. These download speeds are available to 57% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Helena Valley West Central's providers, 48 Mbps.

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Montana Internet DSL internet

Provider

Montana Internet

Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

DSL internet from Montana Internet uses telephone lines in Helena Valley West Central 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Helena Valley West Central, $59.66.

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 Valley West Central, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Montana Internet offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Helena Valley West Central. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Helena Valley West Central's providers, 48 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Helena Valley West Central and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Helena Valley West Central at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Helena Valley West Central at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Helena Valley West Central 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 Valley West Central 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 Helena Valley West Central DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Helena Valley West Central with download speeds up* to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 93% of households in Helena Valley West Central. The next fastest internet provider in Helena Valley West Central is Montana Internet, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Helena Valley West Central with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Helena Valley West Central, $59.66.

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.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.

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.