Nampa, Idaho Broadband Internet Service

Nampa, 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 Nampa. 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 Nampa is Sparklight. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1SparklightCable, Fiber2000 Mbps2000 Mbps97.2%
2CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber940 Mbps940 Mbps86.7%
3Safelink Internetwireless25 Mbps5 Mbps100.0%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5Rise Broadbandwireless50 Mbps10 Mbps40.7%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Nampa 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 Nampa are compared to Canyon County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Idaho overall?
Average download speeds in Nampa of 19.3 Mbps are faster than the Canyon County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Idaho.

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Nampa Internet Access Facts

  • Cable internet is available to 79.4% of Canyon County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 31.0% of Canyon County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Canyon County is 12.18 Mbps based upon 328696 samples taken in the past year

  • The average download speed in Nampa is 3.8% slower than the average in Idaho and 40.4% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Nampa is 3.86 Mbps. This is 21.8% faster than the Canyon County average and 66.7% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 45.1% of Nampa residents

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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 Nampa 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 Nampa, Idaho.

Who has the fastest internet service in Nampa?

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

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

The following zip codes were used: 83651, 83653, 83686 and 83687

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.

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Nampa 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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How do the internet speeds in Nampa compare to other cities in Idaho?

Click through to see how the Nampa broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Emmett, Filer, Gooding, Hailey, Hayden, Pocatello, Twin Falls

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Nampa - 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 Nampa, Idaho?

Safelink Internet provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Nampa.




Nampa 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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