Internet providers in Boise, ID

To find the best Boise, ID, internet provider for you and your family, compare them here on Allconnect® based on speed, price and availability.

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Residential internet providers in Boise by availability

As in most major cities, you have a lot of choices for internet service providers in Boise, Idaho. CenturyLink and Cable One/Sparklight are two of the largest providers in the city. 

CenturyLink is the largest company in the mix. Their DSL service has great coverage and they offer fiber-optic coverage in select areas. Cable One/Sparklight is a cable provider in the Boise area and offers significant coverage in the city and surrounding area. 

For residents who live outside the city limits, and for residents who live in the rural areas surrounding Boise, HughesNet is a large high-speed satellite internet provider that caters to residents where they live.

Compare the largest internet providers in Boise

Most Boise, Idaho, residents will gravitate toward the largest and most well-known internet providers. To help you make a better decision here’s some information about the two largest internet service providers in Boise.

CenturyLink offers both DSL and fiber-optic internet service. Depending on your locations, you’ll have access to speeds ranging from 3 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps.

Why Boiseans love CenturyLink:

  • Offers the most fiber-optic coverage of any provider in the city.
  • Allows Boiseans to bundle other services with their internet, like TV and home phone.

Sparklight (formerly known as Cable One) is one of the leading cable internet providers in Boise, Idaho, with speeds ranging from 15 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps.

Why Boiseans love Sparklight:

  • Only provider of cable internet in the area at speeds better than DSL competitors.
  • Customer service has a good reputation.

Fastest internet in Boise, Idaho

Boise has relatively good internet coverage with nearly all residents able to access speeds of 100 Mbps, according to the FCC. However, only about 15% of residents in the area can obtain internet speeds up to 1,000 Mbps or higher, which is still better than the 13% national average.

Fastest max advertised download speeds in Boise, ID

Boise, Idaho, Wi-Fi hotspots

There are plenty of public spaces in Boise where you can find a Wi-Fi hotspot. Most businesses and restaurants also provide the option. However, you may need to ask for a password. Your internet service provider may be able to help you find hotspots with an app, as well.

Here are a few public places where you can find free Wi-Fi in Boise:

  • Most coffee houses and fast-food restaurants
  • Libraries including the Hillcrest Public Library and the Boise Public Library
  • Popular recreation area, such as the Bronco Gymnasium

Most of Boise’s public buildings, such as the city’s libraries, provide free Wi-Fi services. You can also get a Wi-Fi signal in most hotel lobbies and at the Boise airport.