Internet Providers in Meridian, Idaho

Most Popular Internet Providers in Meridian, Idaho:

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  • 1. CenturyLink
    99.7% Available
    99.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    940 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $65
    • Contracts: None required
  • 2. Rise Broadband
    95.9% Available
    95.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    5 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-50mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $55 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Includes lease set-up fee. Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. T-Mobile Home Internet
    20.6% Available
    20.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. SpeedyQuick
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    20 Mbps
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    4 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 5-20mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $54.97 - $149.97
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
  • 7. 7. Sparklight
    97.2% Available
    97.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    50 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $45 - $125
    • Contracts: None required
  • 8. 8. Anthem Broadband
    66.4% Available
    66.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    5 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-25mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $59 - $109
  • 9. 9. CTC
    6.6% Available
    6.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 20-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $39.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: None required
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  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. Cricket
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
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    0.2 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $35 - $55
  • 3. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    6 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Meridian, Idaho

FCC data shows two primary broadband service options in Meridian — coaxial cable (97.15% coverage) and DSL (close to one hundred percent coverage). Cable broadband is usually delivered through TV corporations using pre-existing copper coaxial TV wires mounted on telephone poles or buried in the street. DSL Internet, similarly, is sent via twisted copper phone wires. Most Meridian street addresses can access both cable service and DSL from two or more Internet companies.

The packages displayed on this page are manually collected through our research team. The 39 packages shown are the most relevant of 352 broadband plans we've aggregated in Meridian to date.

Meridian residents generally have two or more ISPs at a given address. The mapping tool on this page illustrates how competition changes in different parts of the city.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As you might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Meridian.

Besides the Internet options listed above, CenturyLink is a third choice for coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the Meridian area. Wireless providers such as SpeedyQuick Networks and satellite companies such as are sometimes a good choice, but the main wired options usually offer a better deal so far as speed and pricing.

  • There are 20 internet providers in Meridian with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Meridian is the 4th most connected city in Idaho ahead of Boise, Garden City, Nampa, Star, and Middleton.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Meridian, Idaho

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 97.2%
CTC 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 6.6%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 99.7%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 95.9%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 20.6%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Meridian

Meridian Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Meridian is the 4th most connected city in Idaho ahead of Boise, Garden City, Nampa, Star, and Middleton.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 6,000 people in Ada County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 49% of people living in Meridian have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 98% of Meridian residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Ada County, approximately 9,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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 Access for Education in Meridian

University Of Phoenix-Idaho and Broadview University-Boise are the largest universities in Meridian. For the 361 combined students living in the area, fast internet service access is a must for accessing educational materials and viewing research. Students living close to University Of Phoenix-Idaho and Broadview University-Boise are likely to be choosing between the major providers outlined above. Speed test records from the zip where both campuses are located show an average speed of 91.08 Mbps. Average speeds are often misleading since they reflect home network issues, and the real download speed you can achieve shouldn't be less than 10–30% below the advertised speeds here. FCC and US Government reports frequently cite the need to better internet service availability for college and high school students. There is a positive correlation between improved high-speed internet service access and increased education/employment opportunities, especially in small cities and rural areas.

Data Caps and Cord Cutting in Meridian

Data from our research team suggests that top ISPs use data caps on residential broadband packages. Data caps are controversial since customers see caps as a tactic to stop streaming, while providers explain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Meridian to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Meridian 84.3 Mbps 10 $0.40 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +461.3 Mbps ) 19 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( +77 Mbps ) 18 ( +8 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +96.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +102.3 Mbps ) 24 ( +14 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +94.8 Mbps ) 9 ( -1 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Meridian

From bad to worse since Sparklight rebranding

Having no competition, CableOne has had overpriced, slow, and inconsistent speeds for the last fifteen years I have been their customer. But since the Sparklight change, it has gotten much worse. Now their customer login page regularly fails to load, and when the speed test they provide in the portal does load, the speeds often fall below 5Mbps (up and down using a wired connection) on a 300/30 plan. Working from home has become almost intolerable, and there are still no viable alternatives in this market. The data caps have added insult to the whole process - now its either buy a higher plan that you won't ever get the advertised speeds for OR blow the data cap when one computer automatically updates itself that month.

Data cap a deal breaker

Quality service and internet speed are awesome, the only complaint is their data caps. If you like streaming services like Netflix and Sling you are screwed with Cable One.