Pocatello, ID High Speed Internet Service
Pocatello, 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 Pocatello. 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 Pocatello 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||97.2%|
|2||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||64.9%|
|3||Rise Broadband||wireless||50 Mbps||10 Mbps||100.0%|
|4||Fybercom||wireless||40 Mbps||10 Mbps||99.8%|
|5||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|7||Safelink Internet||wireless||25 Mbps||5 Mbps||33.5%|
|8||Affinity Technology Solutions||wireless||100 Mbps||100 Mbps||22.4%|
Pocatello 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 Pocatello 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
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 Pocatello of 5.96 Mbps are faster than the Bannock County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for Idaho.
Pocatello Internet Access Facts
Cable internet is available to 96.9% of the Pocatello population
Fiber optic internet is available to 31.6% of Pocatello residents
There are 8 residential internet providers in Pocatello, ID providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Pocatello is 44.7% faster than the Bannock County average and 36.5% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Pocatello is 20.59 Mbps based upon 107264 measurements taken in the last 12 months
DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Pocatello 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 Pocatello 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 Pocatello, Idaho.
Who has the fastest internet service in Pocatello?
Sparklight with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Pocatello.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Pocatello, Idaho?
The following zip codes were used: 83201, 83202, 83204, 83205, 83206 and 83209
How do the internet speeds in Pocatello compare to other cities in Idaho?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Pocatello - 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 Pocatello, Idaho?
Rise Broadband provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Pocatello.
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.
Pocatello 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