Internet Providers in Sugar City, ID

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sugar City, ID
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $67.62

Internet Access in Sugar City, Idaho

Information below is based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage filings. Our data also includes direct provider reports to further validate the information. Plan and pricing data is hand-gathered by our market research team. We have analyzed 275 broadband deals in Sugar City since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 984 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

There is a decent level of market competition between companies around the Sugar City area, but 400 people in the area can't get access to more than one provider. If these residents aren't satisfied with the quality of service, they have no choice but to compromise for a lower-grade wireless connection. Thankfully, this isn't the norm in Sugar City. The majority of households have 5 choices for Internet service.

Rise Broadband as well as CenturyLink can also provide coverage in Sugar City, often competing for the same customers.

Coverage from the most common companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Sugar City.

The takeaway here is that Sugar City's broadband infrastructure follows a similar pattern to other US communities: strong coverage of cable and DSL, with the problem being that most residences are stuck with only one company for subscribing to either type of service. This pattern is normal because Broadband Internet service providers are former TV and landline telephone corporations, and use these pre-existing copper infrastructures for delivering broadband service. Fiber network access has been growing as a third option. While some plans marketed as "Fiber" plans aren't actually "Fiber to the Home" (FTTH) connections, 62.51 percent of the area has access to fiber that reaches at least to the block. Owing to healthy provider competition in Sugar City, the area's weighted average download speed is 65.74 percent ahead of the Idaho average across all cities. See the public speed test results below for insights about how local Internet providers compare over time.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Sugar City, Idaho

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 75.0%
Silver Star Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 20.9%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 85.2%
Blackfoot Telecommunications 100 Mbps DSL and Fiber 1m 21s 3.7%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 99.3%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Direct Communications 250 Mbps Cable 32s 4.2%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sugar City

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Sugar City is the 1st most connected city in Idaho ahead of Rexburg, Rigby, Saint Anthony, Ashton, and Menan.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Madison 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: 63% of people living in Sugar City 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 83% of Sugar City 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 Madison County, approximately 8,000 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 Around Sugar City

Data collected by our market research team suggests that popular ISPs currently use data caps for their residential broadband connections. Data caps are controversial because consumers see caps as a tactic to limit streaming. Providers explain that they are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the culprit is video streaming, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Compare Sugar City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sugar City 252.5 Mbps 13 $0.75 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +281.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -103.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -91.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( -83 Mbps ) 23 ( +10 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -90.4 Mbps ) 8 ( -5 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )