Garden City, Idaho Broadband Internet Service

Garden 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 Garden 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 Garden City is Sparklight. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1SparklightCable1000 Mbps50 Mbps99.1%
2CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber940 Mbps940 Mbps95.8%
3Safelink Internetwireless25 Mbps5 Mbps99.0%
4Rise Broadbandwireless25 Mbps5 Mbps68.1%
5ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Garden 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.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Garden City are compared to Ada County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Idaho overall?
Average download speeds in Garden City of 29.46 Mbps are faster than the Ada County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Idaho.

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Garden City Internet Access Facts

  • DSL internet is available to 86.1% of the Ada County population

  • The average internet download speed in Garden City is 29.46 Mbps based upon 21680 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 98.6% of the Garden City population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 47.5% of Garden City residents

  • There are 6 residential internet providers in Garden City, ID providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Garden City is 45.7% faster than the Ada County average and 9.1% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

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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 Garden 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 Garden City, Idaho.

Who has the fastest internet service in Garden City?

Sparklight with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Garden City.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Garden City, Idaho?

The following zip codes were used: 83703 and 83714

How do the internet speeds in Garden City compare to other cities in Idaho?

Click through to see how the Garden City broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: American Falls, Ashton, Boise City, Malad City, Mountain Home Afb, Nampa, Star

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Garden City - CenturyLink.

What is DSL internet service?

DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Garden City, Idaho?

Sparklight provides broadband internet service to 99.1% of Garden City.

What is cable internet service?

Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.

What download speed do I need to stream movies?

For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Garden City internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
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Garden 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.


Sparklight

  • 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
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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