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Internet providers in Polson, MT

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Polson, MT internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable99%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL64%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic7.740%
MontanaSky Networks $54.95 50 - 500 MbpsDSL50%
MontanaSky Networks $54.95 50 - 500 MbpsFiber-optic50%
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Polson internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Polson 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 Polson area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Polson residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 33% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 26% of those living in Polson.

There are six internet providers serving the Polson area, and 99.25% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Polson's six 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 Polson

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 20 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 121 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 14 Mbps 2 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Polson

The largest internet providers in Polson are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and MontanaSky Networks bringing cable and DSL options to Polson.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Polson residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 64% of the area. Polson’s third most-available internet provider, MontanaSky Networks, offers DSL to around 50% of Polson 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

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Polson covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Polson 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 Polson, $57.48.

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 Polson, $0.68.

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 Polson. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Polson's providers, 53 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

64%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Polson covering 64% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Polson 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 Polson, $57.48.

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 Polson, $0.68.

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 Polson. These download speeds are available to 64% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Polson's providers, 53 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

50%

DSL from MontanaSky Networks offers broadband to about half of households in Polson covering 50% of the area.

DSL internet from MontanaSky Networks uses telephone lines in Polson 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 Polson, $57.48.

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 Polson, $0.68.

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 Polson. These download speeds are available to 50% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Polson's providers, 53 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Polson with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Polson. The next fastest internet provider in Polson is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 64% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Polson with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Polson, $57.48.

MontanaSky Networks is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Polson, covering 50% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Polson and is available to 7.740% of households.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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.

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.