Best Mountain Home Internet Service Providers
Mountain Home, ID has a total of 4 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 4 internet service options in Mountain Home. 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 Mountain Home is Zito West Holding. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Zito West Holding||Cable||1000 Mbps||15 Mbps||96.2%|
|2||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||100 Mbps||40 Mbps||74.3%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Mountain Home 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 Mountain Home of 3.76 Mbps are slower than the Elmore County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Idaho.
Mountain Home Internet Access Facts
Cable internet is available to 75.7% of Elmore County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 1.4% of Elmore County residents
The average internet download speed in Elmore County is 17.7 Mbps based upon 58080 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Mountain Home is 12.6% faster than the average in Idaho and 30.2% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Mountain Home is 3.76 Mbps. This is 6% slower than the Elmore County average and 67.6% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Fiber optic internet is available to 2.3% of Mountain Home residents
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 Mountain Home 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 Zito West Holding as the top provider for Mountain Home, Idaho.
Who has the fastest internet service in Mountain Home?
Zito West Holding with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Mountain Home.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Mountain Home, Idaho?
The following zip codes were used: 83647
How do the internet speeds in Mountain Home compare to other cities in Idaho?
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 Mountain Home, Idaho?
Zito West Holding provides broadband internet service to 96.2% of Mountain Home.
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 Mountain Home 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|
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Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Mountain Home - CenturyLink.
Mountain Home 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.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages