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Internet providers in 59860

Find internet providers serving the 59860 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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59860 internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable79%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL81%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic5.330%
MontanaSky Networks $54.95 50 - 500 MbpsDSL68%
MontanaSky Networks $54.95 50 - 500 MbpsFiber-optic68%
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59860 internet service at a glance

At 92%, broadband coverage in the 59860 ZIP code 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 59860 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 79% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 47% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 22% of those living in the 59860 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 59860 area, and 94.37% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 59860, 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
CenturyLink 14 Mbps 2 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 121 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 59860

The largest internet providers serving the 59860 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 59860 ZIP code, covering 79% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 81% of the area. Polson’s third most-available internet provider, MontanaSky Networks, offers DSL to around 68% of residents in the 59860 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

79%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to most households in the 59860 ZIP code, covering 79% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 59860 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, $0.57.

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 59860 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Polson's providers, 71 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 59860 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 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, $0.57.

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 59860 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Polson's providers, 71 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

68%

DSL from MontanaSky Networks offers broadband to most households in the 59860 ZIP code, covering 68% 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 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, $0.57.

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 59860 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 68% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Polson's providers, 71 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 59860 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 59860 and the greater Polson area. 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 in the 59860 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 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 DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 59860 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 59860 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 79% of households in 59860. The next fastest internet provider in the 59860 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 81% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 59860 ZIP with service 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 serving the 59860 ZIP code, covering 68% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in 59860 and is available to 5.330% of households.

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%.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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