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Internet Providers in Clifton, Idaho
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Internet Access in Clifton, Idaho
Coverage data shows two primary infrastructure choices around Clifton — coaxial cable (42.72% coverage) and DSL (65.33% coverage). Cable Internet access is usually provided via cable TV providers, using copper coaxial TV cables mounted on telephone poles. DSL Internet, similarly, is delivered over phone lines. DSL is somewhat slower than cable. This is especially true for locations not able to access a cable or other wired alternative.
Viasat Internet offers the widest availability in Clifton. virtually one hundred percent of the Clifton area can receive access to them. HughesNet is also a common option in the area, providing close to one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. The fastest package we've seen for HughesNet in Clifton is 25 megabits per second download.
Rise Broadband provides an alternative, serving Clifton with 95 percent availability and a top speed of 50 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only option for Internet in Clifton. fixed wireless providers like Blue Spring Broadband are able to reach 15 Mbps using direct wireless links. Outside of residential Internet, there are also 3 providers in Clifton with enterprise-level services like point-to-point connectivity and MPLS. Our listings include all providers with business packages online, but keep in mind that consumer-focused companies often have business packages as well.
The majority of Clifton residents have 2-3 wired Internet service providers to choose from (2.3 per census block). 61.69 percent of Clifton residents have one or fewer options. cable and DSL broadband usually offer the best price for home use.
Broadband access insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on government data from the FCC and privatized data collected from industry sources, or via private sources. Statistics regarding speed and performance data is sourced primarily from M-Labs, which is a speed test tool integrated into our site as well as Google and Chrome search results.  Our researchers have hand-filed pricing and plan details for 203 broadband plans and bundles in Clifton as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
61.7% of consumers in Clifton300 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 Clifton, Idaho
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||65.3%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||95.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Direct Communications||250 Mbps||Cable||32s||42.7%|
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.
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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Clifton
Data from our market research team suggests that some of the common ISPs place a limit on streaming for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue since consumers view them as a tactic to stop "cord cutting". Providers maintain that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is streaming video, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Internet access in Clifton neighborhoods
Clifton Internet access information can be found for these neighborhoods: Oxford.
Compare Clifton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Clifton||6.3 Mbps||7||$0.54 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +528.1 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +142.5 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +154.3 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +163.2 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +155.8 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|