Best Boise City Internet Service Providers
Boise City, ID has a total of 6 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 6 internet service options in Boise City. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Boise City is Sparklight. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Sparklight||Cable, Fiber||2000 Mbps||2000 Mbps||98.6%|
|2||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||97.4%|
|3||Safelink Internet||wireless||25 Mbps||5 Mbps||68.7%|
|4||Rise Broadband||wireless||25 Mbps||5 Mbps||67.4%|
|5||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Boise City ID Internet Access Options
Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.
Broadband Internet Speeds
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Boise City of 7.19 Mbps are faster than the Ada County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for Idaho.
Boise City Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 86.1% of the Ada County population
The average internet download speed in Boise City is 32.3 Mbps based upon 17624 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 97.7% of the Boise City population
Fiber optic internet is available to 56.4% of Boise City residents
There are 6 residential internet providers in Boise City, ID providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Boise City is 59.7% faster than the Ada County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Boise City residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Sparklight as the top provider for Boise City, Idaho.
Who has the fastest internet service in Boise City?
Sparklight with a download speed of 2000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Boise City.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Boise City, Idaho?
The following zip codes were used: 83616, 83634, 83642, 83646, 83701, 83702, 83703, 83704, 83705, 83706, 83708, 83709, 83712, 83713, 83714, 83715, 83716, 83717, 83720, 83721, 83722, 83724, 83725, 83727, 83728, 83729, 83730, 83733, 83735, 83756, 83757 and 83799
How do the internet speeds in Boise City compare to other cities in Idaho?
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Boise City - CenturyLink.
What is an internet data cap?
Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.
What is fixed wireless internet service?
Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 6 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Boise City, ID residents.
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
Boise City Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 100+ channels
- 200 hours of cloud DVR
- 2 TV plans
- No cable box required. Streams on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Google-powered smart TVs or similiar
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app