Internet Providers in Shoshone, ID

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Residential Internet Statistics for Shoshone, ID
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $67.71

Internet Access in Shoshone, Idaho

Shoshone residences have an average of 2.55 Internet providers available. This is a pretty normal amount of choice for the US, seeing as most Internet providers have their roots as cable television or phone providers. Most addresses are wired for one of each.

Considering the technologies around Shoshone, there are currently two options: cable and DSL (think CenturyLink).

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Shoshone's primary wired Internet choices.

CenturyLink is also a commonly available Internet option for Shoshone, offering DSL and Fiber service with coverage in 72 percent of the area. SafeLink Internet offers an alternative wireless service for 99 percent of the local area. Keep in mind that this option has to have roof access or proximity to a SafeLink Internet tower or access point.

All the coverage information here comes from FCC reporting. Internet providers in Shoshone are legally required to report availability data biannually. By using direct agreements with providers, we are able to further verify this data against privatized data including lit addresses reported by Internet providers. Our speed averages are calculated based on browser-based speed tests from the Shoshone area from M-Labs. Other statistics and data presented here are calculated based on NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration) and Census Bureau data publications.

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 Shoshone, Idaho

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 49.2%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 72.3%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Shoshone

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Shoshone is the 171st most connected city in Idaho behind Jerome, Gooding, Hagerman, Wendell, and Bellevue.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Lincoln 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: 6% of people living in Shoshone 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 55% of Shoshone 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 Lincoln County, approximately 3,000 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.

Data Caps Among Shoshone Internet Service Providers

Internet companies have been moving to increase the use of "data caps" to consumer broadband packages as of late. The trend is certainly true in Shoshone, with common Internet companies such as Sparklight featuring capped plans. It's not a large concern for most customers, but might affect subscribers that share the connection or techies who consume a lot of high-def video. Caps with cable plans are usually about one Terabyte. This is way more than is used by 99% of customers. Potential Sparklight (formerly Cable One) customers in Shoshone should confirm data use policies before signing a contract. Do not presume them based on phone rep statements.

Compare Shoshone to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Shoshone 3 Mbps 8 $0.75 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +531.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +145.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +157.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +166.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +159.1 Mbps ) 8 $0.38 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Shoshone


Safelink has been decent for the most part, better than internet providers I've had in the past. However, there are times (regularly) that it becomes extremely slow.