Best Preston Internet Service Providers
Preston, 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 Preston. 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 Preston is Rise Broadband. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Rise Broadband||wireless||50 Mbps||10 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||CenturyLink||DSL||40 Mbps||3 Mbps||49.1%|
|3||Bear River Communications||wireless||50 Mbps||10 Mbps||46.2%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||Wi-Fiber||wireless||75 Mbps||10 Mbps||25.2%|
Preston ID Internet Access Options
More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Preston which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Preston compare to Franklin County? The average speed in Preston is 13.49 Mbps which is faster than Franklin County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Idaho average of 20.07 Mbps.
Preston Internet Access Facts
The average download speed in Preston is 32.8% slower than the average in Idaho and 58.4% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 12.5% of the Franklin County population
The average internet download speed in Preston is 13.49 Mbps based upon 13584 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 6.7% of the Preston population
Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Preston residents
There are 6 residential internet providers in Preston, ID providing service to at least 15% of the city
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 Preston 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 Rise Broadband as the top provider for Preston, Idaho.
How do the internet speeds in Preston compare to other cities in Idaho?
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Preston, Idaho?
The following zip codes were used: 83263
Who has the fastest internet service in Preston?
ViaSat with a download speed of 100 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Preston.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Preston - CenturyLink.
What is an internet data cap?
Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.
What is fixed wireless internet service?
Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 6 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Preston, ID residents.
Preston 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