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Internet providers in Preston, ID

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Preston, ID internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $45 12 - 20 MbpsDSL99%
May, Bott et al. - -Fiber-optic95%
May, Bott et al. - -Cable95%
May, Bott et al. - -DSL95%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Preston internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Preston 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 Preston area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Preston residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 95% of those living in Preston.

There are seven internet providers serving the Preston area, and 94.84% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Preston's seven internet providers, prices start at $39.95 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Preston

The largest internet providers in Preston are CenturyLink, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to Preston.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Preston residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Preston’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Preston residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in Preston covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Preston 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 Preston, $48.73.

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 Preston, $3.48.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Preston. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Preston's providers, 16 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 Preston covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Preston 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 Preston, $48.73.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Preston, $3.48.

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 Preston. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Preston's providers, 16 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

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

5 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Preston covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Preston 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 Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Preston, $48.73.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Preston, $3.48.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Preston. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Preston's providers, 16 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

May, Bott et al. is the fastest internet provider in Preston with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Preston. The next fastest internet provider in Preston is Last Mile Wireless, LLC, offering download speeds up to 50 Mbps to 4.126% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Preston with plans starting at $39.95/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Preston, $48.73.

May, Bott et al. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Preston, covering 95% of the city.

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.