Internet Service Providers in Blackfoot, Idaho

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Residential Internet Statistics for Blackfoot, ID
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 79.23 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 20.85%

Internet Access in Blackfoot, Idaho

There are 14 Internet providers operating in Blackfoot. There are 3 LTE options and 9 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Blackfoot.

The level of competition between broadband providers in the Blackfoot area is high. The average household has at least 4-5 providers available to them. Internet access isn't distributed fairly, however. A notable 19.78 percent of the population still have only one or fewer options for wired broadband service.

Zooming in on the Internet network technologies around Blackfoot, there are essentially two primary choices: cable (Sparklight (formerly Cable One) is an example) and DSL (providers like CenturyLink).

Coverage stats on BroadbandNow comes from FCC reported data, which compels Internet companies in Blackfoot to submit availability data biannually. Using direct relationships with telecom companies, we are able to validate this data against privatized data submitted via Internet providers directly. The speed averages displayed here are calculated based on browser-based speed tests from Blackfoot from M-Labs. The rest of the statistics and data displayed on BroadbandNow are calculated based on NTIA andnational Census archives.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Blackfoot with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Blackfoot is the 30th most connected city in Idaho ahead of Idaho Falls, Firth, Shelley, and Aberdeen, but behind Pocatello.
  • The fastest zip code in Blackfoot for February 2021 is 83221. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

5,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Blackfoot, Idaho

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Direct Communications 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Blackfoot, Idaho

  • Rise Broadband - 97.0% Availability in Blackfoot - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 90.7% Availability in Blackfoot - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Sparklight - 78.8% Availability in Blackfoot - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Direct - 29.3% Availability in Blackfoot - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Blackfoot - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Blackfoot - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Blackfoot

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Blackfoot is the 30th most connected city in Idaho ahead of Idaho Falls, Firth, Shelley, and Aberdeen, but behind Pocatello.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 6,000 people in Bingham County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 80% of Blackfoot residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 83221 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Blackfoot.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Bingham County, approximately 17,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps Among Blackfoot Internet Service Providers

Many Internet providers have decided to impose data limits to their consumer Internet packages lately. The trend is certainly true in the Blackfoot market, with common Internet companies such as Sparklight adding plans with data caps. It's not a large concern for most customers, but is liable to be an issue for households that consume a large amount of high-def content. Data caps with cable packages are generally about one Terabyte. This is way more than is used by 99% of subscribers. Potential Sparklight (formerly Cable One) customers in Blackfoot should double check data limits before signing a contract. Do not presume them based soley on phone rep statements.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Blackfoot

Provider Type Coverage Speed
SafeLink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 97.0%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 90.7%+ 60 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 78.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Direct Communications Cable 29.3%+ 100 Mbps
SpeedConnect Fixed Wireless 24.4%+ 15 Mbps
Fybercom Fixed Wireless 15.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
SafeLink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Fybercom Fixed Wireless 13.7%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Blackfoot to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Blackfoot 79.2 Mbps 9 $1.15 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +269.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +27.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +20.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +32.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +36.1 Mbps ) 9 $0.34 ( $0.00 )