Broadband Service in Idaho

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Idaho

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Idaho Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
82%
82% BROADBAND COVERAGE
21%
21% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

28.0

42nd

BROADBAND SPEEDS

82.2%

of Idahoans have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

80.5%

of Idahoans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

64.0%

of Idahoans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

94.0%

of Idahoans have access to wireline service.

15.0%

of Idahoans have access to fiber-optic service.

80.1%

of Idahoans have access to cable service.

89.9%

of Idahoans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.4%

of Idahoans have access to mobile broadband service.

94.1%

of Idahoans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Idaho

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Star78.6 MBPS17 Providers
2.Richfield58.0 MBPS9 Providers
3.Sun Valley56.9 MBPS10 Providers
4.Ketchum47.5 MBPS11 Providers
5.Twin Falls42.6 MBPS16 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Idaho

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Cable ONE44.1 MBPS
CenturyLink14.9 MBPS
Rise Broadband5.0 MBPS
SafeLink Internet4.2 MBPS
SpeedyQuick Networks3.6 MBPS

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, LINK Idaho has been awarded $4,486,214 in federal grants for Idaho's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $8,169,716, accounting for 0.2% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Idaho.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 76.8% to 89.7% of Idahoans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 141 internet providers in Idaho.
  • There are 298,000 people in Idaho without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 254,000 people in Idaho that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 100,000 people in Idaho don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Idaho CITIES

Average speed over time
American Falls87.7%13 providers
Athol43.6%13 providers
Blackfoot82.4%13 providers
Boise99.0%25 providers
Bonners Ferry39.6%10 providers
Buhl59.6%14 providers
Burley78.2%16 providers
Caldwell87.1%18 providers
Coeur D Alene95.0%20 providers
Eagle98.4%18 providers
Emmett80.5%15 providers
Filer96.2%15 providers
Fruitland86.0%14 providers
Garden City99.8%18 providers
Gooding65.5%12 providers
Grangeville0.0%9 providers
Hailey94.2%11 providers
Hayden91.9%17 providers
Heyburn72.1%14 providers
Homedale61.3%15 providers
Idaho Falls93.9%18 providers
Jerome73.5%15 providers
Kamiah0.0%9 providers
Ketchum75.1%11 providers
Kimberly74.7%15 providers
Kuna70.6%17 providers
Lewiston97.1%12 providers
Malad City82.4%10 providers
Mccall66.0%9 providers
Meridian98.5%19 providers
Middleton88.1%16 providers
Moscow95.8%14 providers
Mountain Home86.8%12 providers
Nampa94.8%18 providers
New Plymouth53.7%15 providers
Orofino0.0%12 providers
Parma39.6%15 providers
Payette89.0%15 providers
Pocatello94.5%14 providers
Post Falls96.1%16 providers
Preston67.5%14 providers
Priest River100.0%13 providers
Rathdrum73.8%15 providers
Rexburg83.7%16 providers
Rigby79.2%15 providers
Rupert54.7%12 providers
Sagle86.3%13 providers
Saint Anthony57.4%15 providers
Saint Maries0.1%12 providers
Salmon62.3%9 providers
Sandpoint72.5%15 providers
Shelley73.1%14 providers
Soda Springs83.6%9 providers
Spirit Lake24.9%12 providers
Star96.2%17 providers
Twin Falls96.1%16 providers
Victor88.4%9 providers
Weiser69.5%14 providers
Wendell53.0%14 providers
Wilder47.5%16 providers
Last Updated on 11/13/2018.

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