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Internet providers in Rupert, ID

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Project Mutual Telephone Cooperative Association, Inc. - -DSL100%
Sparklight $30 15 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Safelink Internet $59 10 - 15 MbpsWireless100%
Viasat $50 12 - 5 MbpsSatellite100%
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Rupert internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Rupert 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 Rupert area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Rupert residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Rupert, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the Rupert area, and 98.16% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rupert's eight internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Rupert

The largest internet providers in Rupert are Sparklight, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite options to Rupert.

Cable internet from Sparklight is available to nearly all Rupert residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Rupert’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Rupert residents.

Sparklight cable internet

Provider
Sparklight
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Sparklight offers broadband to nearly all households in Rupert covering 98% of the area.

Sparklight’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Rupert residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Sparklight start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Rupert, $46.48.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rupert, $3.32.

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 Rupert. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rupert's providers, 177 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 Rupert covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rupert 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 Rupert, $46.48.

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 Rupert, $3.32.

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 Rupert. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rupert's providers, 177 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 Rupert covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rupert 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 Rupert, $46.48.

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 Rupert, $3.32.

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 Rupert. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rupert's providers, 177 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Sparklight is the fastest internet provider in Rupert with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Rupert. The next fastest internet provider in Rupert is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Sparklight offers the cheapest internet in Rupert with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rupert, $46.48.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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.