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Internet Providers in Irwin, Idaho
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Internet Access in Irwin, Idaho
According to our latest coverage data, the Irwin area has two main providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. Their network has speeds up to 35 Mbps and availability for virtually one hundred percent of the city. HughesNet offers Satellite, with availability in close to one hundred percent of the area.
Wireless technologies like fixed wireless, satellite, and mobile LTE have a handful of big problems that make them less than ideal for broadband service. Limited data use ("data caps") are the biggest problem.
Broadband competition in Irwin is high, with most homes having 3-4 providers available to them. This choice isn't spread out evenly. A surprising 40.87 percent of households in the area still have only one or zero options for true wired broadband services.
Keep in mind that since FCC data is currently only collected biannually and only published 6+ months after that, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. Our process incorporates availability data directly from many Internet providers to help reduce this lag.
While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Silver Star Communications also serves the area with Fiber and DSL coverage in 99 percent of residents and a top speed of 1,000 Mbps. Fixed wireless providers such as Silver Star Communications deliver as much as 6 Mbps using wireless hardware. There are 3 providers with enterprise-level services like T1 and MPLS. Explore the interactive map below to see broadband coverage at the census block level.
Internet Statistics 2022
40.9% of consumers in Irwin100 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 Irwin, Idaho
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Silver Star Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||99.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||90.1%|
|Rise Broadband||25 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||5m 27s||95.7%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||90.1%|
|Direct Communications||250 Mbps||Cable||32s||10.6%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Irwin
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.
Compare Irwin to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Irwin||65.7 Mbps||9||$2.58 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +479.9 Mbps )||21 ( +12 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +95.6 Mbps )||20 ( +11 )||$0.35 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +115.2 Mbps )||19 ( +10 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +120.9 Mbps )||26 ( +17 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +113.4 Mbps )||10 ( +1 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|