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< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Boise, Idaho
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Internet Access in Boise, Idaho
The average download speed in Boise is 112.31 Mbps. This is 21.9% faster than the average in Idaho and 4.4% faster than the national average.
- There are 25 internet providers in Boise with 8 of those offering residential service
- Boise is the 6th most connected city in Idaho ahead of Garden City, Kuna, Star, and Eagle, but behind Meridian.
- There are 21 companies offering business internet services in Boise.
- Almost 84% of consumers in Idaho have access to a wired connection with true broadband speeds faster than 25mbps.
- Residential fiber service is available to 55% of people living in Boise.
- There are 150 internet providers in all of Idaho.
- Idaho is the 47th most connected state in the U.S.
- Approximately 98% of Boise residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.
Internet Statistics 2021
2.3% of consumers in Boise5,000 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 Boise, Idaho
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Sparklight (formerly Cable One)||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||99.4%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||97.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|Rise Broadband||25 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||5m 27s||99.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Boise
I spoke with Sparklight's customer service representatives and they were able to cut my bill in half and give me better service (faster upload speeds). It was really quick and I cut my normal bill in half. Thanks.
Is this a good value product?
Customer service was excellent when this was installed. It has been a reliable service, but is nowhere near the advertised speed. I have the 80 dollar plan and my download is only around 32 average.
Cable One Saves the Day
We switched to Cable One at my company several months ago and the internet is so much better than our previous provider. We also switched to their phone service. Yesterday our company voicemail no longer connected; it instead took callers to some generic voicemail somewhere else in the world. After talking to our phone system provider and some other local phone technicians, I gave Cable One a try. They rebooted our system and did everything on their end to fix this issue. We have no idea what triggered this random issue, but they fixed it, all the while going out of their way to make sure I was taken care of. Tech Support was awesome. I highly recommend Cable One.
We have the 40Mbps service and when it’s not buffering, it’s great. Unfortunately it buffers a lot! I’ve tried turning off WIFI on devices not being used and reducing TV resolution to improve it, but it appears to be on their end. Cable is looking better even at the increased price.
It is the best internet I have had and I recommend it to everybody. Unfortunately we are hoping to move and their hub is full so I will have to change providers. I am not looking forward to that I almost don't want to move.
I wish they offered service to my new address
Their customer service reps, techies and front office people have all, always been pleasant and helpful. It helps that I am pleasant to them. There have been only 2 outages during the 10 years I have used Cable One. They send data faster than my old computer can handle it. The price has had only one small price hike over this past decade.