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Internet providers in Preston, ID

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Preston, ID internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 20 MbpsDSL99%
Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 - -Fiber-optic95%
Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 - -Cable95%
Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 - -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 $34.95 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, $45.98.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Preston, $3.54.

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, 23 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, $45.98.

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, $3.54.

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 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, 23 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, $45.98.

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, $3.54.

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, 23 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 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 , offering download speeds up to 50 Mbps to 4.126% of the area.

Blue Spring Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Preston with plans starting at $34.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Preston, $45.98.

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

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.

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.