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Internet Providers in Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Internet Access in Idaho Falls, Idaho
Information surfaced below is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reporting. BroadbandNow also uses direct provider reports and other private data to further validate and enhance that data on a census block or lit address level. Plan and pricing information is collected manually through our data science team. We have found and verified 332 broadband plans for Idaho Falls in the past few years. Speed averages are drawn from 10,089 speed test recordingsover the past 12 months.
Rise Broadband as well as CenturyLink can also provide coverage in Idaho Falls, with significant shared coverage areas in some neighborhoods.
There is a decent level of market choice between providers within the Idaho Falls area. However, 7,000 residents are still without service from more than one provider. If these subscribers aren't pleased by their service from the incumbent provider, they have to rely on a poor quality wireless connection. However, this issue isn't widespread in Idaho Falls — the average household has 5-6 Internet choices.
DSL and cable are the two primary broadband network types around Idaho Falls, frequently overlapping and competing with each other. Cable performance is generally better. That said, the overall speeds seen with either network type are comparable and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block based on the network infrastructure in a given area.
According to the latest FCC data, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Idaho Falls so far as coverage area. As the interactive map below demonstrates, the more common ISPs frequently overlap in different neighborhoods around Idaho Falls.
- There are 18 internet providers in Idaho Falls with 11 of those offering residential service
- Idaho Falls is the 23rd most connected city in Idaho ahead of Rexburg, Rigby, Firth, Shelley, and Menan.
- Explore internet access for communities within Idaho Falls: Ammon
- The fastest zip code in Idaho Falls for July 2021 is 83404. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
7.5% of consumers in Idaho Falls7,000 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 Idaho Falls, Idaho
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Sparklight (formerly Cable One)||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||91.4%|
|Silver Star Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||12.3%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||95.2%|
|Rise Broadband||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||98.9%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Direct Communications||250 Mbps||Cable||32s||19.5%|
|Blackfoot Telecommunications||40 Mbps||DSL||3m 24s||0.5%|
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet Service for Educational Purposes in Idaho Falls
Economic development studies routinely identify a strong pattern between broadband access and performance in schooling. At college, personal Internet access is virtually a requirement as universities like Stevens-Henager College in Idaho Falls adapt digital systems to manage out-of-class work. Fortunately for people residing near campus, fiber has high availability with a practically one hundred percent reported coverage in the zip code around Stevens-Henager College. Fiber has strong availability with a practically one hundred percent footprint in the zip code. Looking at 2,793 speed tests recorded in the past annum at areas within two miles of Stevens-Henager College campus, performance averages are in the region of 70.03 Mbps — considerably higher than the minimum speeds needed for streaming video and operating cloud or communication platforms.
Data Caps Around Idaho Falls
Data collected by our researchers shows that popular providers in Idaho Falls place some sort of limit on data use for their home broadband plans. Data caps are disliked since users see them as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which can consume 1–7GB per hour.
Internet access in Idaho Falls neighborhoods
To date, we've gathered data and statistics on Internet availability for all these areas within Idaho Falls: Ammon.
Compare Idaho Falls to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Idaho Falls||62.6 Mbps||12||$0.16 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +471.8 Mbps )||17 ( +5 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +86.2 Mbps )||17 ( +5 )||$0.16 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +98 Mbps )||15 ( +3 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +106.9 Mbps )||23 ( +11 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +99.5 Mbps )||8 ( -4 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Idaho Falls
Middle of the road.
We are happy to have internet service. We could not get it with the telephone company, nor with fiber, so we were left with wireless. We are on the 50Mbps service but never get that much. We usually get around 10-20, depending upon the time of day. I do have a very good router (the fastest and best mesh router, the Linksys Velop AX5300). However, we never get the advertised speed. They do throttle it back to spread it around for the people. Once, they opened the flood gates to me by a software mistake, and I got way over 100Mbps for a short period of time, but they found out and set me back again. The service varies a lot, and during evening time when others are home, it really suffers. But at least we have internet.
Two weeks ago a service professional came to my home and installed me with Fybercom. He was clean-cut and precise with what he needed to do to get me a great signal. Installation took only a few hours and it looks very clean. No showing wires is a huge plus to me. After leaving the cable company I was skeptical about ever having unlimited data and not being throttled. However, in Fybercom's case, it really is unlimited and I do not get any weird extra charges from them.
The setup for my home was not easy, but the Sparklight techs told me what needed to be done. I replaced the old cable through the attic, and they tuned the line from their end, and now I have about 10-15% faster speed than they say they are giving me. Thank you Sparklight for hanging in there through the process. I am now tickled pink with my new high-speed internet!
Best Fiber Ever
I seriously love these guys, I love not buffering when I do things on the web, 1000/1000mbps per month, I never even got close to that kind of speeds before I moved here. Thank you.
Customer service was great, quick technician response! The Tech found that the power supply was inadequate for the new radio receiver that was changed out 2 weeks ago, very professional and solved the problem very quickly, was very impressed with Rise Broadband. I don't understand the bad reviews but Idaho Falls area is top notch in my experience.
Best internet service
I contacted Century Link and I have great service. I don't have unexpected over the data limits anymore and the same price every month. I'm very happy with CenturyLink. I'll never go to any other service, I want to keep CenturyLink for life. Thank you for your honest service.
Data cap needs to be increased or eliminated
After 3 months and 3 notices that I had to exceed my data limit, I received my latest bill from Cable One almost doubling my monthly fee for internet. I called other providers to compare and they offer 1 TB of data for basically the same price that Cable One offers only 300 GB, the speed may be slightly slower but these days, speed is not as much as an issue as data. In today's world where video streaming is becoming the norm, and game consoles are allowing people to download their favorite games directly to the gaming system, data is becoming much more important than speed. Most internet providers have recognized this and have either raised the caps on their data limit or ignore it all together. Cable One needs to get with the times and realize that speed is no longer the selling point for internet, Data is.
Fast and professional installation, great prices and we love the unlimited data!
Basic internet okay but not for streaming.
Internet for PC use is fine. But we can't stream anything without several reboots. Just upgraded to a better streaming package and it's only a slight improvement. So now, we only have to reboot 2-5 times during a movie instead of giving up completely half way through.