Internet providers in Meridian, ID

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Meridian internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Meridian 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 Meridian area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Meridian 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 18% of those living in Meridian.

There are seven internet providers serving the Meridian area, and 99.41% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Meridian's seven internet providers, prices start at $49 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Meridian

The largest internet providers in Meridian are CenturyLink and HughesNet bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and satellite options to Meridian.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Meridian residents, covering 96% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from CenturyLink, which covers 14% of the area. Meridian’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Meridian residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Meridian covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Meridian 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 $49/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Meridian, $54.50.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Meridian, $4.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Meridian. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Meridian's providers, 296 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

14%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to a limited number of households in Meridian covering 14% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from CenturyLink is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Meridian than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $49/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Meridian, $54.50.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Meridian, $4.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Meridian. These download speeds are available to 14% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Meridian's providers, 296 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 Meridian covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Meridian 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Meridian, $54.50.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Meridian, $4.54.

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 Meridian. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Meridian's providers, 296 Mbps.

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Meridian, ID internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 14%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 140 Mbps DSL 96%
Cable One, Inc. - - Cable 100%
Cambridge Telephone Company, Inc. - - Fiber-optic 5.516%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Meridian with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 14% of households in Meridian. The next fastest internet provider in Meridian is Cable One, Inc., offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in Meridian with plans starting at $49/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Meridian, $54.50.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Meridian, covering 14% of the city. Cambridge Telephone Company, Inc. also offers fiber internet in Meridian and is available to 5.516% of households.

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.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.