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Internet providers in Lincoln, ID

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CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic6.968%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL100%
Sparklight $30 15 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
May, Bott et al. - -Fiber-optic7.721%
May, Bott et al. - -Cable7.721%
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Lincoln internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lincoln 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 Lincoln area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Lincoln residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 15% of those living in Lincoln.

There are eight internet providers serving the Lincoln area, and 99.72% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lincoln's eight internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Lincoln

The largest internet providers in Lincoln are CenturyLink, Sparklight, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Lincoln.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Lincoln residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Sparklight, which covers 100% of the area. Lincoln’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Lincoln residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in Lincoln covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Lincoln 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $46.27.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $3.08.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 310 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider
Sparklight
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Sparklight offers broadband to all households in Lincoln covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Sparklight start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $46.27.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $3.08.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sparklight offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 310 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Lincoln covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Lincoln where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $46.27.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $3.08.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 310 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Lincoln with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 6.968% of households in Lincoln. The next fastest internet provider in Lincoln is Sparklight, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Sparklight offers the cheapest internet in Lincoln with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $46.27.

May, Bott et al. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lincoln, covering 7.721% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Lincoln and is available to 6.968% of households.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.