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Internet providers in Idaho Falls, ID

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Idaho Falls, ID internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL78%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic1.847%
Sparklight $45.00 200 - 940 MbpsCable99%
Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 $50.00 -Cable19%
Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 $50.00 -DSL19%
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Idaho Falls internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Idaho Falls is comparable to the rest of Idaho - 93%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Idaho Falls area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Idaho Falls residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 15% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 9.700% of those living in Idaho Falls.

There are eight internet providers serving the Idaho Falls area, and 98.39% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Idaho Falls's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Idaho Falls

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Sparklight 78 Mbps 12 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 32 Mbps 28 Mbps DSL
Rise Broadband 27 Mbps 9 Mbps Wireless

Top high-speed internet providers in Idaho Falls

The largest internet providers in Idaho Falls are CenturyLink, Sparklight, and Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 bringing DSL and cable options to Idaho Falls.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Idaho Falls residents, covering 78% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Sparklight, which covers 99% of the area. Idaho Falls’s third most-available internet provider, Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2, offers cable to around 19% of Idaho Falls residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

78%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Idaho Falls covering 78% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Idaho Falls to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Idaho Falls, $52.70.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Idaho Falls, $0.84.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Idaho Falls. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Idaho Falls's providers, 329 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider

Sparklight

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Sparklight offers broadband to all households in Idaho Falls covering 99% of the area.

Sparklight’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Idaho Falls residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Sparklight start at $45/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Idaho Falls, $52.70.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.23 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Idaho Falls, $0.84.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sparklight offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Idaho Falls. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Idaho Falls's providers, 329 Mbps.

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Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 cable internet

Provider

Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

19%

Cable from Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 offers broadband to a limited number of households in Idaho Falls covering 19% of the area.

Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Idaho Falls residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Idaho Falls, $52.70.

Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Idaho Falls, $0.84.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Idaho Falls. These download speeds are available to 19% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Idaho Falls's providers, 329 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Idaho Falls, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Idaho Falls, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Idaho Falls and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Idaho Falls at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Idaho Falls at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Idaho Falls residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Idaho Falls may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Idaho Falls cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Idaho Falls with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 78% of households in Idaho Falls. The next fastest internet provider in Idaho Falls is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 1.847% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Idaho Falls with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Idaho Falls, $52.70.

Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Idaho Falls, covering 19% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Idaho Falls and is available to 1.847% of households.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.