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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.
70.3%
70.3% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
62.3%
62.3% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

38.5

39th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

81.2%

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

79.4%

of Idahoans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

63.2%

of Idahoans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

93.6%

of Idahoans have access to wireline service.

17.0%

of Idahoans have access to fiber-optic service.

79.3%

of Idahoans have access to cable service.

90.1%

of Idahoans have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in Idaho

County Name% Broadband Coverage
Ada97.5%
Adams33.8%
Bannock91.2%
Bear Lake83.0%
Benewah4.0%
Bingham73.7%
Blaine84.6%
Boise24.3%
Bonner46.9%
Bonneville94.0%
Boundary26.9%
Butte36.8%
Camas0.0%
Canyon88.7%
Caribou73.8%
Cassia64.3%
Clark95.1%
Clearwater0.0%
Custer59.7%
Elmore80.3%
Franklin59.4%
Fremont46.9%
Gem79.9%
Gooding53.7%
Idaho3.6%
Jefferson67.8%
Jerome66.8%
Kootenai86.8%
Latah76.9%
Lemhi51.0%
Lewis21.5%
Lincoln37.2%
Madison81.1%
Minidoka57.9%
Nez Perce86.0%
Oneida80.7%
Owyhee35.6%
Payette85.2%
Power79.8%
Shoshone0.0%
Teton86.2%
Twin Falls86.3%
Valley56.7%
Washington64.0%

Internet Speed in Top Idaho Cities

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Boise36.0 MBPS24 Providers
2.Nampa49.0 MBPS18 Providers
3.Idaho Falls55.2 MBPS18 Providers
4.Meridian36.8 MBPS18 Providers
5.Pocatello50.0 MBPS16 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Idaho

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Sparklight (formerly Cable One)67.6 MBPS
CenturyLink21.8 MBPS
Rise Broadband8.2 MBPS
SafeLink Internet5.2 MBPS
SpeedyQuick Networks5.1 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 89.6% of Idahoans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 139 internet providers in Idaho.
  • There are 307,000 people in Idaho without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 263,000 people in Idaho that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 107,000 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 Falls84.5%13 providers
Athol35.9%12 providers
Blackfoot82.9%13 providers
Boise99.0%24 providers
Bonners Ferry39.7%10 providers
Buhl59.4%14 providers
Burley78.2%15 providers
Caldwell88.0%17 providers
Coeur D Alene95.0%20 providers
Eagle98.2%17 providers
Emmett85.5%14 providers
Filer97.5%15 providers
Fruitland93.9%14 providers
Garden City98.5%16 providers
Gooding64.9%12 providers
Grangeville0.0%9 providers
Hailey96.0%11 providers
Hayden93.1%18 providers
Heyburn70.3%13 providers
Homedale59.8%16 providers
Idaho Falls94.0%18 providers
Jerome72.9%15 providers
Kamiah24.0%9 providers
Ketchum76.0%11 providers
Kimberly77.9%16 providers
Kuna71.1%14 providers
Lewiston97.5%12 providers
Malad City82.4%10 providers
Mccall67.1%9 providers
Meridian98.9%18 providers
Middleton86.9%15 providers
Moscow96.0%15 providers
Mountain Home86.0%12 providers
Nampa94.7%18 providers
New Plymouth77.1%15 providers
Orofino0.0%12 providers
Parma40.5%15 providers
Payette88.4%15 providers
Pocatello92.6%16 providers
Post Falls96.3%17 providers
Preston68.6%14 providers
Priest River29.8%14 providers
Rathdrum77.8%17 providers
Rexburg80.1%16 providers
Rigby78.7%16 providers
Rupert52.8%12 providers
Sagle45.1%14 providers
Saint Anthony63.3%14 providers
Saint Maries0.0%11 providers
Salmon62.3%9 providers
Sandpoint65.4%18 providers
Shelley73.5%14 providers
Soda Springs85.1%9 providers
Spirit Lake0.0%12 providers
Star98.8%17 providers
Twin Falls95.1%15 providers
Victor89.4%9 providers
Weiser67.3%14 providers
Wendell49.4%14 providers
Wilder48.4%16 providers
Last Updated on 2/6/2020.