Idaho Falls, Idaho Broadband Internet Service

Idaho Falls, ID has a total of 7 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 7 internet service options in Idaho Falls. 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 Idaho Falls is Fybercom. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1FybercomFiber, wireless1000 Mbps1000 Mbps100.0%
2SparklightCable, Fiber2000 Mbps2000 Mbps99.1%
3CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber940 Mbps940 Mbps84.9%
4Rise Broadbandwireless50 Mbps10 Mbps100.0%
5Safelink Internetwireless25 Mbps5 Mbps100.0%
6ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
7HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Idaho Falls ID Internet Access Options

When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Idaho Falls have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Idaho Falls compare to Bonneville County? The average speed in Idaho Falls is 24.84 Mbps which is faster than Bonneville County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Idaho average of 20.07 Mbps.

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Idaho Falls Internet Access Facts

  • DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Idaho Falls residents

  • The average upload speed in Idaho Falls is 6.63 Mbps. This is 26% faster than the average in Idaho and 42.8% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 68.0% of the Bonneville County population

  • Cable internet is available to 83.9% of Bonneville County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 45.7% of Idaho Falls residents

  • The average download speed in Idaho Falls is 35.2% faster than the Bonneville County average and 23.3% 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 Idaho Falls 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 Fybercom as the top provider for Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Who has the fastest internet service in Idaho Falls?

Sparklight with a download speed of 2000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Idaho Falls.

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

The following zip codes were used: 83401, 83402, 83404, 83405, 83406 and 83415

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

Click through to see how the Idaho Falls broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Buhl, Caldwell, Coeur Dalene, Cottonwood, Garden City, Moreland, Salmon

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Idaho Falls - Fybercom, Sparklight and 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 Idaho Falls, Idaho?

Fybercom, Rise Broadband and Safelink Internet provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Idaho Falls.

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 Idaho Falls 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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Idaho Falls 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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