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Internet providers in Meridian, ID

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Meridian, ID internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic14%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL96%
Sparklight $45.00 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Cambridge Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic5.516%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 $45 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Meridian

The largest internet providers in Meridian are CenturyLink and Sparklight bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable 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, Sparklight, offers cable to around 100% of Meridian residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/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 $45/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Meridian, $51.80.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Meridian, $1.18.

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, 543 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$65/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 $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Meridian, $51.80.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Meridian, $1.18.

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, 543 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider

Sparklight

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Sparklight’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Meridian 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 Meridian, $51.80.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.45 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Meridian, $1.18.

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 Meridian. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Meridian's providers, 543 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Meridian and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Meridian at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Meridian at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Meridian residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

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 Sparklight, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Sparklight offers the cheapest internet in Meridian with plans starting at $45/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Meridian, $51.80.

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

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.