Internet Service Providers in Idaho

Idaho Internet Coverage and Availability

Internet Availability by County

70.3%
62.3%

92.2

39th

High-Speed Internet Access

79.8%

of Idahoans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

68.4%

of Idahoans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Internet Access

93.5%

of Idahoans have access to wireline service

29.0%

of Idahoans have access to fiber-optic service

79.7%

of Idahoans have access to cable service

87.9%

of Idahoans have access to DSL service

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Ada 98.0%
Adams 54.0%
Bannock 88.9%
Bear Lake 30.4%
Benewah 26.1%
Bingham 64.9%
Blaine 86.3%
Boise 56.0%
Bonner 50.2%
Bonneville 94.4%
Boundary 49.4%
Butte 36.7%
Camas 0.0%
Canyon 89.0%
Caribou 62.6%
Cassia 60.0%
Clark 94.7%
Clearwater 32.7%
Custer 69.3%
Elmore 83.0%
Franklin 21.6%
Fremont 53.4%
Gem 83.3%
Gooding 58.5%
Idaho 32.3%
Jefferson 69.8%
Jerome 69.6%
Kootenai 88.9%
Latah 78.6%
Lemhi 78.9%
Lewis 64.3%
Lincoln 44.1%
Madison 81.9%
Minidoka 71.4%
Nez Perce 87.7%
Oneida 80.5%
Owyhee 43.0%
Payette 86.7%
Power 65.9%
Shoshone 64.5%
Teton 93.3%
Twin Falls 89.0%
Valley 55.6%
Washington 69.3%

Internet Speed in Top Idaho Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Boise 112.3 MBPS 26 Providers
2. Nampa 151.8 MBPS 19 Providers
3. Idaho Falls 63.6 MBPS 20 Providers
4. Meridian 84.2 MBPS 21 Providers
5. Pocatello 72.7 MBPS 19 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Idaho

Provider Avg. download speed
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 128.7 MBPS
CenturyLink 81.2 MBPS
Rise Broadband 20.3 MBPS
Anthem Broadband 6.1 MBPS
SpeedyQuick Networks 5.6 MBPS

High-Speed Internet in Idaho, 2022

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 11/22/2021.

Idaho is the 39th most connected state in the U.S. A glance at the state shows that connectivity is fairly spread out, with some areas being much less connected than others. The average reported speed in the state was 38.5 Mbps.

The Digital Divide in Idaho

The state of Idaho is home to 140 internet providers. Connectivity is varied for the residents of Idaho. There are 307,000 people in Idaho without access to a wired connection that is capable of 25 Mbps download speeds. There are another 263,000 people that only have access to one wired provider, which leaves them with no other options if they want to switch. An additional 107,000 people simply don’t have any wired internet providers where they live at all.

Our latest data shows us that 62.3% of residents have access to a wired low-price plan of $60 or less. 81.2% of Idahoans have access to wired broadband speeds of 25 Mbps or faster. 79.4% of Idahoans have access to broadband 100 Mbps or faster. As for 1-gigabit broadband, 63.2% of Idahoans have access to this.

Best-Connected Cities

Boise is the most connected city in Idaho. It’s followed by Lewiston, Idaho Falls, Eagle, and Pocatello. 100% of the population in all five of these cities have access to broadband coverage. 97% of the populations in both Boise and Lewiston have access to affordably-priced wired broadband.

Internet for Rural Areas in Idaho

The five worst connected cities in Idaho are Murray, Reubens, Elk River, Hill City, and Lowman. While all five of these cities have access to broadband coverage, none of them have access to low-priced wired broadband.

Governmental Initiatives

Idaho’s government has turned its attention to improving the state’s broadband infrastructure in the past decade. Since 2010, LINK Idaho has been awarded over $4.4 million in federal grants for Idaho’s Broadband Initiative. An additional $8,169.716 was put toward improving broadband infrastructure projects in Idaho. Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 76.8% to 89.6% of all Idaho residents.

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

Internet Providers By City in Idaho

Average speed over time
Aberdeen 0.0%
13 providers
Albion 99.1%
11 providers
American Falls 71.1%
14 providers
Arco 39.3%
11 providers
Arimo 4.6%
12 providers
Ashton 12.6%
13 providers
Athol 39.8%
17 providers
Bayview 90.1%
11 providers
Bellevue 87.2%
11 providers
Blackfoot 79.4%
16 providers
Blanchard 0.0%
9 providers
Bliss 19.4%
13 providers
Boise 99.6%
26 providers
Bonners Ferry 60.7%
15 providers
Bruneau 0.0%
9 providers
Buhl 63.8%
16 providers
Burley 72.3%
17 providers
Caldwell 88.1%
20 providers
Cambridge 82.7%
9 providers
Carey 2.3%
10 providers
Cascade 33.1%
11 providers
Cataldo 22.8%
11 providers
Challis 94.2%
9 providers
Clark Fork 0.0%
11 providers
Clifton 29.3%
12 providers
Cocolalla 0.0%
14 providers
Coeur D Alene 95.2%
23 providers
Cottonwood 0.0%
9 providers
Council 69.7%
10 providers
Culdesac 1.0%
13 providers
Dayton 0.0%
10 providers
Declo 9.3%
16 providers
Dietrich 18.0%
15 providers
Donnelly 50.0%
12 providers
Downey 0.0%
12 providers
Driggs 93.7%
12 providers
Dubois 95.2%
9 providers
Eagle 99.2%
19 providers
Eden 54.7%
14 providers
Emmett 88.9%
15 providers
Fairfield 0.0%
9 providers
Felt 90.3%
10 providers
Ferdinand 0.0%
8 providers
Fernwood 0.0%
6 providers
Filer 97.8%
15 providers
Firth 50.2%
16 providers
Franklin 56.4%
12 providers
Fruitland 94.5%
15 providers
Garden City 98.9%
17 providers
Garden Valley 0.0%
7 providers
Genesee 0.0%
12 providers
Glenns Ferry 71.9%
10 providers
Gooding 67.7%
14 providers
Grace 33.3%
8 providers
Grand View 0.0%
9 providers
Grangeville 64.2%
11 providers
Hagerman 62.6%
15 providers
Hailey 97.1%
10 providers
Hamer 61.1%
12 providers
Hansen 63.3%
16 providers
Harrison 0.0%
16 providers
Hayden 93.1%
19 providers
Hazelton 14.0%
14 providers
Heyburn 78.2%
14 providers
Homedale 65.1%
18 providers
Horseshoe Bend 64.0%
18 providers
Howe 86.0%
9 providers
Idaho City 79.9%
7 providers
Idaho Falls 94.2%
20 providers
Inkom 46.5%
14 providers
Irwin 77.6%
11 providers
Island Park 53.5%
11 providers
Jerome 74.7%
17 providers
Juliaetta 79.0%
12 providers
Kamiah 78.9%
10 providers
Kellogg 69.8%
10 providers
Kendrick 84.6%
8 providers
Ketchum 80.6%
12 providers
Kimberly 79.9%
17 providers
Kingston 64.7%
10 providers
Kooskia 0.6%
10 providers
Kuna 76.8%
16 providers
Lapwai 23.1%
12 providers
Lava Hot Springs 20.5%
14 providers
Lenore 8.9%
14 providers
Lewiston 97.6%
15 providers
Mackay 30.9%
9 providers
Malad City 82.4%
12 providers
Malta 9.6%
11 providers
Marsing 44.6%
18 providers
Mccall 65.9%
13 providers
Melba 36.5%
16 providers
Menan 25.9%
14 providers
Meridian 99.1%
21 providers
Middleton 86.9%
18 providers
Midvale 33.7%
11 providers
Monteview 12.6%
8 providers
Montpelier 27.5%
10 providers
Moore 8.7%
10 providers
Moscow 96.0%
15 providers
Mountain Home 89.3%
13 providers
Mountain Home A F B 84.7%
8 providers
Murtaugh 22.5%
14 providers
Nampa 94.8%
19 providers
New Meadows 32.1%
13 providers
New Plymouth 78.1%
16 providers
Newdale 40.1%
13 providers
Oakley 31.2%
12 providers
Orofino 44.9%
12 providers
Osburn 85.8%
9 providers
Paris 3.5%
7 providers
Parma 42.1%
16 providers
Paul 42.3%
13 providers
Payette 90.7%
17 providers
Peck 1.2%
10 providers
Pierce 0.0%
5 providers
Pinehurst 61.9%
8 providers
Plummer 14.7%
17 providers
Pocatello 92.9%
19 providers
Post Falls 96.3%
18 providers
Potlatch 0.0%
11 providers
Preston 20.9%
15 providers
Priest River 44.5%
15 providers
Princeton 0.0%
9 providers
Rathdrum 87.8%
18 providers
Rexburg 80.6%
17 providers
Richfield 0.0%
11 providers
Rigby 80.4%
17 providers
Riggins 0.0%
8 providers
Ririe 63.0%
13 providers
Roberts 54.0%
13 providers
Rockland 81.9%
10 providers
Rupert 72.7%
13 providers
Sagle 45.6%
18 providers
Saint Anthony 71.4%
16 providers
Saint Charles 63.9%
8 providers
Saint Maries 32.2%
12 providers
Salmon 88.6%
12 providers
Sandpoint 63.6%
20 providers
Shelley 72.2%
15 providers
Shoshone 64.7%
13 providers
Soda Springs 90.3%
11 providers
Spirit Lake 33.5%
12 providers
Star 95.7%
16 providers
Stites 0.0%
10 providers
Sugar City 87.6%
17 providers
Sun Valley 92.0%
12 providers
Sweet 14.5%
14 providers
Tensed 3.5%
12 providers
Terreton 8.0%
10 providers
Teton 91.3%
15 providers
Tetonia 84.4%
12 providers
Troy 95.2%
12 providers
Twin Falls 96.8%
18 providers
Victor 96.0%
11 providers
Wallace 66.1%
9 providers
Weippe 0.0%
7 providers
Weiser 70.7%
15 providers
Wendell 53.4%
15 providers
Weston 2.7%
13 providers
White Bird 0.0%
6 providers
Wilder 50.1%
18 providers
Worley 38.1%
16 providers

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