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Internet Providers in Blackfoot, Idaho
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Internet Access in Blackfoot, Idaho
There are 15 Internet providers operating in Blackfoot. There are 3 LTE options and 9 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.
Viasat Internet 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 19.6 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.
Internet Statistics 2021
19.6% of consumers in Blackfoot5,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Blackfoot, Idaho
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Sparklight (formerly Cable One)||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||78.8%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||89.4%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||97.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Direct Communications||250 Mbps||Cable||32s||29.3%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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.
Compare Blackfoot to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Blackfoot||114.7 Mbps||10||$0.43 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +419.7 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +34.1 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +45.9 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +54.8 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +47.4 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|