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Internet providers in Pocatello, ID

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Pocatello, ID internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.651%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 100 MbpsDSL59%
Sparklight $45.00 200 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 $50.00 50 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic57%
Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 $50.00 50 - 20 MbpsCable57%
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Pocatello internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Pocatello 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 Pocatello area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Pocatello residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 57% of those living in Pocatello.

There are nine internet providers serving the Pocatello area, and 96.98% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Pocatello's nine internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Pocatello

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 72 Mbps 102 Mbps Fiber-optic
Sparklight 79 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 49 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Rise Broadband 19 Mbps 7 Mbps Wireless

Top high-speed internet providers in Pocatello

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Pocatello residents, covering 59% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Sparklight, which covers 100% of the area. Pocatello’s third most-available internet provider, Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2, offers cable to around 57% of Pocatello residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

59%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in Pocatello covering 59% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Pocatello 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 Pocatello, $52.12.

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 Pocatello, $0.90.

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 Pocatello. These download speeds are available to 59% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Pocatello's providers, 290 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 Pocatello covering 100% of the area.

Sparklight’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Pocatello 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 Pocatello, $52.12.

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 Pocatello, $0.90.

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 Pocatello. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Pocatello's providers, 290 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

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

57%

Cable from Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 offers broadband to about half of households in Pocatello covering 57% of the area.

Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Pocatello 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 Pocatello, $52.12.

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 Pocatello, $0.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Pocatello. These download speeds are available to 57% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Pocatello's providers, 290 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Pocatello and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Pocatello at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Pocatello at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Pocatello 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 Pocatello 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 Pocatello cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Pocatello with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.651% of households in Pocatello. The next fastest internet provider in Pocatello is Sparklight, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Pocatello with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Pocatello, $52.12.

Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Pocatello, covering 57% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Pocatello and is available to 0.651% 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.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.