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Internet Providers in Ucon, Idaho
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Internet Access in Ucon, Idaho
Ucon currently features only two main wired Internet providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider, with speeds as high as 35 Mbps and coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the city. As for HughesNet, they market Satellite, with coverage for virtually one hundred percent of the area.
Cable and DSL are the main network options in Ucon, frequently overlapping and generally competing on service quality. Cable speed is overall stronger and more consistent. That said, overall performance found with either Internet technology type are similar and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block based on the network infrastructure in a given neighborhood.
Ucon residents generally have more than one Internet providers at their building, although this number tends to rise and dip depending on which neighborhood you're looking at. Initialize the interactive map below to see competition changes around Ucon.
The Internet packages displayed above are gathered manually by our research team. Our team has collected 256 Internet plans in Ucon, in total.
While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, CenturyLink also serves Ucon with DSL and Fiber service in close to one hundred percent of residents and a top speed of 100 Mbps. Fixed wireless providers like Anthem Broadband can deliver 25 Mbps or more via wireless relays. There are also 5 providers offering enterprise service like T1 and MPLS. See the map to compare how many options residents have at the census block level.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Ucon, Idaho
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Sparklight (formerly Cable One)||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||99.1%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||99.6%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||99.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Direct Communications||250 Mbps||Cable||32s||7.3%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Ucon
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.
Data Limits in Ucon
Many Internet providers have been moving to add "data caps" to their residential Internet plans lately. This trend holds true in the Ucon market, with common ISPs like Sparklight adding plans with data caps. It's not a large issue for the majority of residents, but may be an issue for those who share their service or "power users" who consume a lot of high-def video. Data caps for cable plans tend to be about one Terabyte, which is more than 99 percent of customers use. Sparklight (formerly Cable One) customers are advised to verify data caps when signing up, and not assume them based on online statements.