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

25.6

37th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

82.3%

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

69.8%

of Idahoans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

60.8%

of Idahoans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

93.8%

of Idahoans have access to wireline service.

22.9%

of Idahoans have access to fiber-optic service.

78.4%

of Idahoans have access to cable service.

89.7%

of Idahoans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.4%

of Idahoans have access to mobile broadband service.

93.1%

of Idahoans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Idaho

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Star86.2 MBPS18 Providers
2.Kuna45.8 MBPS17 Providers
3.Twin Falls43.1 MBPS16 Providers
4.Hailey43.1 MBPS11 Providers
5.Ketchum40.5 MBPS12 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Idaho

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Cable ONE40.1 MBPS
CenturyLink13.1 MBPS
Rise Broadband4.7 MBPS
SafeLink Internet4.0 MBPS
SpeedyQuick Networks3.8 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 89.4% of Idahoans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 144 internet providers in Idaho.
  • There are 296,000 people in Idaho without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 245,000 people in Idaho that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 103,000 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 Falls86.2%13 providers
Athol41.6%13 providers
Blackfoot84.2%14 providers
Boise98.8%25 providers
Bonners Ferry0.0%10 providers
Buhl56.6%14 providers
Burley76.4%15 providers
Caldwell85.4%18 providers
Coeur D Alene94.7%20 providers
Eagle96.0%20 providers
Emmett78.1%16 providers
Filer95.1%15 providers
Fruitland84.6%14 providers
Garden City99.1%19 providers
Gooding63.1%12 providers
Grangeville0.0%9 providers
Hailey88.2%11 providers
Hayden91.9%16 providers
Heyburn71.1%14 providers
Homedale59.2%15 providers
Idaho Falls99.9%18 providers
Jerome70.9%15 providers
Kamiah0.0%9 providers
Ketchum16.4%12 providers
Kimberly73.8%16 providers
Kuna69.3%17 providers
Lewiston96.8%14 providers
Malad City82.4%10 providers
Mccall64.6%9 providers
Meridian97.8%21 providers
Middleton85.4%15 providers
Moscow94.3%14 providers
Mountain Home86.7%12 providers
Nampa93.4%19 providers
New Plymouth48.7%15 providers
Orofino0.0%12 providers
Parma37.8%15 providers
Payette88.0%15 providers
Pocatello92.5%14 providers
Post Falls96.0%16 providers
Preston67.5%15 providers
Priest River100.0%13 providers
Rathdrum73.2%13 providers
Rexburg99.5%16 providers
Rigby100.0%15 providers
Rupert53.2%12 providers
Sagle86.3%13 providers
Saint Anthony80.7%15 providers
Saint Maries0.0%11 providers
Salmon62.3%9 providers
Sandpoint72.4%14 providers
Shelley100.0%14 providers
Soda Springs83.6%9 providers
Spirit Lake24.9%12 providers
Star94.9%18 providers
Twin Falls95.0%16 providers
Victor88.4%9 providers
Weiser65.8%14 providers
Wendell48.4%14 providers
Wilder44.0%15 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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