Best Lincoln Internet Service Providers
Lincoln, ID has a total of 8 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 8 internet service options in Lincoln. 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 Lincoln is Sparklight. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Sparklight||Cable||1000 Mbps||50 Mbps||99.9%|
|2||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||98.3%|
|3||Horizon Communications||Fiber||1000 Mbps||100 Mbps||26.9%|
|4||Rise Broadband||wireless||50 Mbps||10 Mbps||100.0%|
|5||Fybercom||wireless||40 Mbps||10 Mbps||100.0%|
|6||Safelink Internet||wireless||25 Mbps||5 Mbps||100.0%|
|7||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|8||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Lincoln 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 Lincoln have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Lincoln are compared to Bonneville County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Idaho overall?
Average download speeds in Lincoln of 32.3 Mbps are faster than the Bonneville County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Idaho.
Lincoln Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Lincoln residents
The average upload speed in Lincoln is 7.19 Mbps. This is 36.7% faster than the average in Idaho and 38% 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 38.0% of Lincoln residents
The average download speed in Lincoln is 75.8% faster than the Bonneville 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln, Idaho.
Who has the fastest internet service in Lincoln?
Sparklight and Horizon Communications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Lincoln.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Lincoln, Idaho?
The following zip codes were used: 83401
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Lincoln internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Lincoln compare to other cities in Idaho?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Lincoln - CenturyLink and Horizon Communications.
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 Lincoln, Idaho?
Rise Broadband, Fybercom and Safelink Internet provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Lincoln.
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.
Lincoln 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