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Internet providers in Shelley, ID

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Shelley, ID internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL100%
Sparklight $45.00 200 - 940 MbpsCable100%
Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 $50.00 -Cable24%
Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 $50.00 -DSL24%
Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 $50.00 -Fiber-optic24%
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Shelley internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Shelley 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 Shelley area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Shelley residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 31% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 24% of those living in Shelley.

There are eight internet providers serving the Shelley area, and 99.45% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Shelley's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Shelley

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Rise Broadband 18 Mbps 7 Mbps Wireless
Sparklight 79 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 213 Mbps 139 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Shelley

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Shelley residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Sparklight, which covers 100% of the area. Shelley’s third most-available internet provider, Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2, offers cable to around 24% of Shelley residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in Shelley covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Shelley 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 Shelley, $52.70.

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 Shelley, $0.85.

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 Shelley. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Shelley's providers, 174 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider

Sparklight

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Sparklight offers broadband to all households in Shelley covering 100% of the area.

Sparklight’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Shelley 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 Shelley, $52.70.

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 Shelley, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sparklight offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Shelley. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Shelley's providers, 174 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

24%

Cable from Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 offers broadband to some, but not many households in Shelley covering 24% of the area.

Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Shelley 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 Shelley, $52.70.

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 Shelley, $0.85.

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 Shelley. These download speeds are available to 24% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Shelley's providers, 174 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Shelley with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Shelley. The next fastest internet provider in Shelley is Sparklight, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Shelley with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Shelley, $52.70.

Direct Communications Cedar Valley 2 is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Shelley, covering 24% of the city.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

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.