Idaho Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Idaho Internet Facts in 2022

  • Idaho currently ranks 45th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly two in ten Idaho residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that seven in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,887 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

In Idaho, 79.8% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 46th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Ada 97.08%
Bonneville 92.86%
Blaine 91.09%
Bannock 88.34%
Kootenai 88.33%
Nez Perce 87.63%
Canyon 87.41%
Twin Falls 87.33%
Oneida 80.52%
Payette 79.58%
Lowest
Clark 0%
Lewis 0.21%
Caribou 2.20%
Idaho 3.53%
Bear Lake 9.54%
Franklin 10.91%
Shoshone 13.32%
Benewah 13.33%
Camas 18.08%
Clearwater 21.30%

In Idaho, 68.4% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 32nd among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Idaho

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 89%
  • Without: 11%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 88%
  • Cellular data only: 13%
  • Satellite: 11%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 3%
  • 18-64: 5%
  • 65+ adults: 8%

  • <$20,000: 30%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 12%
  • $75,000+: 4%

  • Black: (Unavailable)
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 17%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Mixed race: 4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6%
  • White: 5%

  • Employed: 4%
  • Unemployed: 11%

  • Less than high school: 10%
  • Some college or associate degree: 6%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%

Internet Speed in Top Idaho Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Boise 131.6 MBPS 28 Providers
Nampa 174.4 MBPS 20 Providers
Idaho Falls 85.8 MBPS 21 Providers
Meridian 100.5 MBPS 24 Providers
Pocatello 88.7 MBPS 22 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Idaho

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 137.3 MBPS
CenturyLink 100.4 MBPS
Rise Broadband 28.4 MBPS
Anthem Broadband 6.7 MBPS
SpeedyQuick Networks 5.9 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Ada 97.8%
Adams 63.9%
Bannock 89.0%
Bear Lake 34.8%
Benewah 15.2%
Bingham 69.6%
Blaine 93.1%
Boise 77.8%
Bonner 56.3%
Bonneville 94.4%
Boundary 64.9%
Butte 36.7%
Camas 38.7%
Canyon 89.0%
Caribou 62.6%
Cassia 61.2%
Clark 94.7%
Clearwater 43.1%
Custer 69.3%
Elmore 83.0%
Franklin 20.6%
Fremont 54.5%
Gem 84.7%
Gooding 58.7%
Idaho 25.6%
Jefferson 69.2%
Jerome 68.9%
Kootenai 89.4%
Latah 81.5%
Lemhi 80.0%
Lewis 64.2%
Lincoln 44.3%
Madison 79.8%
Minidoka 71.1%
Nez Perce 88.1%
Oneida 80.5%
Owyhee 43.5%
Payette 87.7%
Power 65.7%
Shoshone 39.4%
Teton 93.5%
Twin Falls 89.3%
Valley 84.7%
Washington 72.6%

Internet Providers By City in Idaho

Aberdeen 55.6% 14 providers
Albion 99.1% 12 providers
American Falls 72.8% 15 providers
Arco 39.3% 12 providers
Arimo 4.3% 12 providers
Ashton 17.9% 14 providers
Athol 46.7% 19 providers
Bayview 90.1% 12 providers
Bellevue 87.9% 11 providers
Blackfoot 80.1% 18 providers
Blanchard 0.0% 9 providers
Bliss 19.4% 14 providers
Boise 99.6% 28 providers
Bonners Ferry 73.7% 16 providers
Bruneau 0.0% 9 providers
Buhl 63.7% 17 providers
Burley 73.8% 19 providers
Caldwell 88.0% 21 providers
Cambridge 82.7% 10 providers
Carey 28.6% 12 providers
Cascade 73.0% 13 providers
Cataldo 0.0% 11 providers
Challis 94.2% 9 providers
Clark Fork 37.9% 13 providers
Clifton 29.3% 13 providers
Coeur D Alene 96.2% 25 providers
Cottonwood 0.0% 9 providers
Council 69.7% 11 providers
Culdesac 1.0% 14 providers
Dayton 0.0% 11 providers
Declo 9.3% 18 providers
Dietrich 19.3% 16 providers
Donnelly 79.1% 13 providers
Downey 0.0% 13 providers
Driggs 93.9% 14 providers
Dubois 95.2% 9 providers
Eagle 99.2% 20 providers
Eden 56.1% 16 providers
Emmett 89.0% 17 providers
Fairfield 44.5% 10 providers
Felt 90.3% 11 providers
Ferdinand 0.0% 8 providers
Fernwood 16.1% 8 providers
Filer 97.8% 17 providers
Firth 51.7% 17 providers
Franklin 56.5% 14 providers
Fruitland 96.8% 17 providers
Garden City 98.9% 19 providers
Garden Valley 76.5% 8 providers
Genesee 0.0% 13 providers
Glenns Ferry 71.9% 11 providers
Gooding 67.8% 14 providers
Grace 33.2% 9 providers
Grangeville 31.9% 11 providers
Hagerman 63.8% 16 providers
Hailey 98.2% 12 providers
Hamer 61.1% 13 providers
Hansen 70.7% 18 providers
Harrison 24.4% 18 providers
Hayden 93.1% 21 providers
Hazelton 5.5% 16 providers
Heyburn 77.3% 16 providers
Homedale 65.3% 19 providers
Horseshoe Bend 75.1% 18 providers
Howe 86.0% 10 providers
Idaho Falls 94.2% 21 providers
Inkom 46.1% 16 providers
Irwin 77.6% 14 providers
Island Park 63.8% 12 providers
Jerome 74.6% 19 providers
Juliaetta 79.0% 12 providers
Kamiah 77.5% 11 providers
Kellogg 45.6% 10 providers
Kendrick 84.9% 10 providers
Ketchum 99.6% 13 providers
Kimberly 80.7% 19 providers
Kooskia 0.6% 11 providers
Kuna 72.3% 17 providers
Lapwai 38.4% 14 providers
Lava Hot Springs 19.3% 15 providers
Lenore 38.9% 14 providers
Lewiston 97.1% 17 providers
Mackay 30.9% 10 providers
Malad City 82.4% 13 providers
Malta 9.6% 12 providers
Marsing 46.1% 19 providers
Mccall 91.8% 13 providers
Melba 36.5% 18 providers
Menan 21.3% 16 providers
Meridian 99.1% 24 providers
Middleton 86.5% 18 providers
Midvale 38.8% 12 providers
Monteview 14.6% 8 providers
Montpelier 30.1% 12 providers
Moore 8.7% 11 providers
Moscow 96.1% 16 providers
Mountain Home 89.3% 15 providers
Mountain Home A F B 84.7% 9 providers
Murtaugh 22.5% 16 providers
Nampa 94.7% 20 providers
New Meadows 50.2% 12 providers
New Plymouth 80.1% 18 providers
Newdale 31.6% 15 providers
Oakley 30.9% 13 providers
Orofino 42.0% 14 providers
Osburn 52.2% 8 providers
Paris 8.0% 8 providers
Parma 43.3% 18 providers
Paul 42.1% 15 providers
Payette 90.4% 19 providers
Peck 1.2% 12 providers
Pierce 0.0% 5 providers
Pinehurst 52.3% 8 providers
Plummer 15.9% 19 providers
Pocatello 92.8% 22 providers
Post Falls 96.5% 20 providers
Potlatch 39.9% 12 providers
Preston 19.4% 17 providers
Priest River 60.7% 17 providers
Princeton 0.0% 11 providers
Rathdrum 83.2% 19 providers
Rexburg 78.4% 19 providers
Richfield 0.1% 13 providers
Rigby 79.8% 19 providers
Riggins 71.4% 9 providers
Roberts 54.7% 15 providers
Rockland 81.5% 11 providers
Rupert 72.7% 15 providers
Sagle 52.7% 19 providers
Saint Anthony 71.0% 18 providers
Saint Maries 15.4% 14 providers
Salmon 88.5% 13 providers
Sandpoint 65.9% 22 providers
Shelley 72.4% 17 providers
Shoshone 64.7% 14 providers
Soda Springs 90.3% 12 providers
Spirit Lake 35.0% 13 providers
Star 99.0% 17 providers
Stites 0.0% 10 providers
Sugar City 87.6% 19 providers
Sun Valley 100.0% 14 providers
Sweet 41.4% 16 providers
Tensed 3.5% 13 providers
Terreton 8.0% 11 providers
Teton 86.2% 17 providers
Troy 94.6% 14 providers
Twin Falls 96.9% 20 providers
Victor 96.1% 13 providers
Wallace 49.9% 9 providers
Weippe 61.9% 7 providers
Weiser 74.3% 17 providers
Wendell 53.4% 17 providers
Weston 2.7% 14 providers
White Bird 0.0% 6 providers
Wilder 50.4% 19 providers
Worley 38.1% 17 providers