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.
83%
83% BROADBAND COVERAGE
20%
20% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

27.2

42nd

BROADBAND SPEEDS

83.7%

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

82.1%

of Idahoans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

65.4%

of Idahoans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

94.0%

of Idahoans have access to wireline service.

16.8%

of Idahoans have access to fiber-optic service.

81.7%

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.

93.8%

of Idahoans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Idaho

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Council81.0 MBPS7 Providers
2.Star73.1 MBPS16 Providers
3.Ketchum54.8 MBPS11 Providers
4.Sun Valley52.0 MBPS10 Providers
5.Twin Falls46.8 MBPS16 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Idaho

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Cable ONE45.5 MBPS
CenturyLink16.0 MBPS
Rise Broadband6.2 MBPS
SafeLink Internet4.3 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 90.4% of Idahoans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 143 internet providers in Idaho.
  • There are 273,000 people in Idaho without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 226,000 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 Falls86.6%13 providers
Athol48.1%13 providers
Blackfoot83.4%13 providers
Boise99.0%25 providers
Bonners Ferry39.6%10 providers
Buhl61.5%14 providers
Burley78.2%16 providers
Caldwell92.4%18 providers
Coeur D Alene95.0%20 providers
Eagle99.4%18 providers
Emmett89.8%14 providers
Filer97.3%15 providers
Fruitland91.9%14 providers
Garden City98.5%18 providers
Gooding66.7%12 providers
Grangeville0.0%9 providers
Hailey94.2%11 providers
Hayden92.7%17 providers
Heyburn73.2%14 providers
Homedale76.0%16 providers
Idaho Falls93.8%18 providers
Jerome73.2%15 providers
Kamiah13.2%9 providers
Ketchum75.2%11 providers
Kimberly80.6%16 providers
Kuna75.9%17 providers
Lewiston96.9%12 providers
Malad City82.4%11 providers
Mccall86.7%9 providers
Meridian99.6%19 providers
Middleton96.9%16 providers
Moscow96.0%14 providers
Mountain Home87.1%12 providers
Nampa97.8%18 providers
New Plymouth84.1%15 providers
Orofino0.0%12 providers
Parma64.5%15 providers
Payette91.7%15 providers
Pocatello92.9%14 providers
Post Falls96.1%17 providers
Preston67.8%15 providers
Priest River100.0%13 providers
Rathdrum76.6%16 providers
Rexburg81.1%16 providers
Rigby78.3%16 providers
Rupert56.4%12 providers
Sagle86.3%13 providers
Saint Anthony61.5%14 providers
Saint Maries0.1%11 providers
Salmon62.3%9 providers
Sandpoint73.2%17 providers
Shelley78.9%14 providers
Soda Springs85.1%9 providers
Spirit Lake24.9%11 providers
Star99.4%16 providers
Twin Falls95.4%16 providers
Victor89.4%9 providers
Weiser82.1%14 providers
Wendell53.1%14 providers
Wilder81.0%16 providers
Last Updated on 3/6/2019.

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