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Internet providers in Preston, ID

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Preston, ID internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL99%
Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 $50.00 -Cable95%
Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 $50.00 -DSL95%
Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 $50.00 -Fiber-optic95%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Preston internet service at a glance

At 97%, 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 95% of Preston residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 6.680% 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 $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Preston

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Rise Broadband 21 Mbps 5 Mbps Wireless

Top high-speed internet providers in Preston

The largest internet providers in Preston are CenturyLink and Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 bringing DSL and cable 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 cable from Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2, which covers 95% of the area. Preston’s third most-available internet provider, Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2, offers DSL to around 95% of Preston residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Preston, $50.81.

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 Preston, $1.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Preston. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Preston's providers, 39 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

null Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Cable from Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 offers broadband to nearly all households in Preston covering 95% of the area.

Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Preston 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 Preston, $50.81.

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 Preston, $1.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Preston. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Preston's providers, 39 Mbps.

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Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 DSL internet

Provider

Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 offers broadband to nearly all households in Preston covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 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 Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Preston, $50.81.

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 Preston, $1.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Preston. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Preston's providers, 39 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Preston and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Preston at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Preston at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Preston 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 Preston 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 Preston DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Preston with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Preston. The next fastest internet provider in Preston is Rise Broadband, offering download speeds up to 250 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Preston with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Preston, $50.81.

Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Preston, covering 95% of the city.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.