Internet Service in Utah

Internet Access in Utah

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Coverage by County

88.4%
26.3%

135.3

29th

Broadband Speeds

94.4%

of Utahns have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

33.1%

of Utahns have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

98.8%

of Utahns have access to wireline service

68.1%

of Utahns have access to fiber-optic service

91.0%

of Utahns have access to cable service

95.4%

of Utahns have access to DSL service

Largest Competing Providers In Utah

  1. CenturyLink vs Xfinity
  2. Frontier vs Xfinity

Coverage by County in Utah

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Beaver 99.3%
Box Elder 87.1%
Cache 93.8%
Carbon 94.8%
Daggett 68.7%
Davis 99.5%
Duchesne 80.3%
Emery 95.4%
Garfield 98.0%
Grand 93.3%
Iron 94.4%
Juab 81.4%
Kane 88.6%
Millard 58.5%
Morgan 94.5%
Piute 100.0%
Rich 58.3%
Salt Lake 99.6%
San Juan 39.1%
Sanpete 90.5%
Sevier 93.9%
Summit 88.8%
Tooele 94.8%
Uintah 82.0%
Utah 98.0%
Wasatch 90.3%
Washington 95.4%
Wayne 89.5%
Weber 96.6%

Internet Speed in Top Utah Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Salt Lake City 126.6 MBPS 36 Providers
2. Ogden 138.2 MBPS 19 Providers
3. West Jordan 163.3 MBPS 19 Providers
4. Provo 151.9 MBPS 21 Providers
5. Sandy 155.3 MBPS 23 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Utah

Provider Avg. download speed
XFINITY from Comcast 180.5 MBPS
CenturyLink 89.0 MBPS
Connext 53.0 MBPS
Utah Broadband 33.4 MBPS
Rise Broadband 20.4 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Utah, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/7/2021.

Sitting at number 29 on our list of best-connected states, Utah’s broadband performance is relatively average. Utah has a state-wide average download speed of 58.2 Mbps, as well as 139 available providers.

There is an evenly spread broadband footprint across the state, with the exception of two areas. When compared to the rest of Utah’s counties, the populations of San Juan and Daggett both have limited access to internet speeds higher than 25 Mbps.

Those who live in the larger metropolitan areas of Utah (such as Salt Lake City) have a significant advantage over smaller communities as they have many more service providers, as well as faster available speeds.

The Digital Divide in Utah

For any state, you can expect to see a significant gap between those with access to modern communication technology, and those without. This is what is known as a digital divide. Affordability and availability are two crucial factors to consider when examining the digital divide for a given area.

According to our latest affordability data, only 26.3% of Utah’s population has access to a standalone wired broadband internet plan under $60 per month. Even though there are 21 states with a lower ranking for overall performance, 12 of those states have a higher percentage of the population with access to affordable wired 25 Mbps plans.

In terms of availability, Utah’s broadband performance excels. 96.1% of Utahns have access to a 25 Mbps wired internet connection. This is a massive percentage; however, 108,000 people still don’t have access to a wired connection capable of the same speed. Additionally, 45,000 people in Utah don’t have access to any wired internet providers at all. Nonetheless, this is a relatively small number, considering over 3 million people are currently living in the state.

Best-Connected Cities

The cities in Utah with the best overall broadband ecosystem (in descending order) are Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, Centerville, and Linden. All five of these cities have 100% broadband coverage as well as low-priced plan availability.

Worst-Connected Cities

At the other end of the spectrum, the worst-connected towns in Utah include Duck Green Village, Garrison, Grouse creek, Mount Carmel, and Kingston (lowest ranking listed last.) These towns have no access to a wired connection and have very low average download speeds.

See how Utah’s connectivity compares with other States.

Governmental Initiatives

Utah prides itself on having “one of the youngest, most technologically savvy” workforces in the country. This is largely due to the numerous federal grants that have been awarded towards the goal of improving the state’s broadband infrastructure.

Since 2010, The The Utah Broadband Plan (formerly known as The State of Utah Broadband Project) has been awarded $5,196,025 in federal grants towards the “broadband expansion” of Utah’s educational and medical systems. However, This is only one specific example, since 2011 an additional $31,048,683 has been awarded to various other broadband initiatives in Utah, aiding in boosting the states access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps from 90.2% to 97.8% of Utahns, over the last nine years.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Utah Cities

Average speed over time
Alpine 97.1%
17 providers
Altamont 41.2%
6 providers
American Fork 98.5%
18 providers
Aurora 92.6%
10 providers
Beaver 98.5%
12 providers
Beryl 97.6%
9 providers
Bicknell 100.0%
7 providers
Blanding 72.9%
9 providers
Bluff 0.0%
8 providers
Bountiful 99.9%
17 providers
Brigham City 97.1%
18 providers
Bryce 100.0%
8 providers
Castle Dale 99.2%
8 providers
Cedar City 94.3%
15 providers
Cedar Valley 39.3%
12 providers
Centerfield 96.3%
11 providers
Centerville 100.0%
19 providers
Central 21.8%
8 providers
Circleville 100.0%
5 providers
Clearfield 99.2%
19 providers
Cleveland 89.9%
8 providers
Coalville 74.3%
9 providers
Corinne 50.8%
11 providers
Dammeron Valley 96.9%
9 providers
Delta 60.6%
8 providers
Deweyville 92.5%
11 providers
Draper 100.0%
19 providers
Duchesne 74.5%
6 providers
Dugway 88.7%
8 providers
Eagle Mountain 99.7%
18 providers
East Carbon 99.2%
7 providers
Eden 83.9%
13 providers
Elberta 53.2%
9 providers
Elmo 96.8%
10 providers
Emery 96.3%
7 providers
Enterprise 99.2%
9 providers
Ephraim 98.0%
10 providers
Escalante 100.0%
7 providers
Fairview 70.3%
9 providers
Farmington 99.7%
17 providers
Ferron 97.6%
11 providers
Fillmore 79.9%
9 providers
Fort Duchesne 85.8%
7 providers
Fountain Green 93.3%
9 providers
Garden City 44.5%
10 providers
Garland 88.3%
15 providers
Glendale 100.0%
7 providers
Goshen 87.4%
11 providers
Grantsville 91.9%
12 providers
Green River 93.2%
9 providers
Gunnison 98.3%
10 providers
Heber City 91.9%
15 providers
Helper 98.7%
10 providers
Henefer 96.3%
9 providers
Herriman 99.0%
15 providers
Hildale 52.1%
7 providers
Hill Afb 84.6%
12 providers
Hinckley 69.4%
7 providers
Honeyville 98.0%
13 providers
Hooper 97.7%
13 providers
Huntington 91.8%
8 providers
Huntsville 18.3%
11 providers
Hurricane 98.0%
14 providers
Hyde Park 99.6%
15 providers
Hyrum 97.5%
14 providers
Ivins 96.4%
13 providers
Kamas 93.5%
10 providers
Kanab 88.0%
11 providers
Kaysville 99.7%
15 providers
Koosharem 100.0%
7 providers
La Verkin 99.9%
12 providers
Laketown 1.7%
8 providers
Lapoint 74.6%
7 providers
Layton 100.0%
20 providers
Leeds 50.0%
10 providers
Lehi 99.5%
21 providers
Levan 87.3%
10 providers
Lewiston 69.5%
12 providers
Lindon 100.0%
24 providers
Loa 100.0%
7 providers
Logan 97.3%
20 providers
Magna 99.8%
16 providers
Manila 65.2%
10 providers
Manti 97.2%
9 providers
Mantua 75.2%
9 providers
Mapleton 99.6%
17 providers
Marysvale 100.0%
9 providers
Mayfield 82.0%
8 providers
Mendon 92.1%
15 providers
Midvale 100.0%
21 providers
Midway 92.5%
13 providers
Milford 99.6%
7 providers
Minersville 100.0%
7 providers
Moab 93.0%
11 providers
Mona 57.0%
13 providers
Monroe 90.6%
10 providers
Monticello 72.2%
12 providers
Morgan 94.4%
15 providers
Moroni 87.9%
9 providers
Mount Pleasant 90.9%
8 providers
Neola 50.0%
7 providers
Nephi 92.3%
12 providers
New Harmony 50.2%
9 providers
Newton 88.2%
12 providers
North Salt Lake 99.9%
18 providers
Oakley 97.5%
11 providers
Ogden 97.6%
19 providers
Orangeville 98.4%
8 providers
Orderville 100.0%
6 providers
Orem 100.0%
24 providers
Panguitch 100.0%
10 providers
Paradise 70.4%
13 providers
Paragonah 92.8%
11 providers
Park City 89.6%
17 providers
Parowan 97.6%
11 providers
Payson 91.2%
16 providers
Pleasant Grove 98.8%
21 providers
Price 92.3%
10 providers
Providence 99.8%
14 providers
Provo 99.9%
21 providers
Randlett 32.3%
6 providers
Randolph 92.2%
8 providers
Redmond 86.7%
10 providers
Richfield 95.3%
10 providers
Richmond 95.0%
12 providers
Riverton 99.6%
19 providers
Roosevelt 92.2%
8 providers
Roy 98.1%
14 providers
Rush Valley 74.3%
9 providers
Saint George 99.3%
17 providers
Salem 91.9%
16 providers
Salina 96.9%
10 providers
Salt Lake City 99.8%
36 providers
Sandy 98.8%
23 providers
Santa Clara 100.0%
14 providers
Santaquin 94.3%
14 providers
Saratoga Springs 99.6%
17 providers
Smithfield 86.8%
14 providers
South Jordan 99.2%
20 providers
Spanish Fork 91.0%
17 providers
Springdale 45.7%
14 providers
Springville 97.6%
17 providers
Stockton 54.3%
10 providers
Syracuse 99.9%
17 providers
Teasdale 100.0%
9 providers
Tooele 97.2%
13 providers
Torrey 91.0%
8 providers
Tremonton 75.3%
15 providers
Trenton 21.0%
13 providers
Tridell 96.2%
7 providers
Tropic 100.0%
7 providers
Vernal 83.9%
9 providers
Vernon 79.9%
8 providers
Veyo 0.0%
9 providers
Virgin 71.0%
13 providers
Washington 97.2%
15 providers
Wellington 99.3%
10 providers
Wellsville 75.6%
14 providers
Wendover 87.5%
9 providers
West Jordan 99.3%
19 providers
Willard 99.4%
14 providers
Woodruff 76.8%
7 providers
Woods Cross 99.4%
18 providers