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Internet providers in Star, ID

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Star, ID internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $49.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic30%
CenturyLink $49.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL79%
Sparklight $45.00 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
Cambridge Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic5.571%
HughesNet $49.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Star internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Star 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 Star area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Star residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 36% of those living in Star.

There are seven internet providers serving the Star area, and 96.64% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Star's seven internet providers, prices start at $45 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Star

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 57 Mbps 25 Mbps Fiber-optic
Sparklight 131 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Star

The largest internet providers in Star are CenturyLink and Sparklight bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Star.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Star residents, covering 79% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from CenturyLink, which covers 30% of the area. Star’s third most-available internet provider, Sparklight, offers cable to around 97% of Star residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

79%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Star covering 79% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Star 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Star, $50.60.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.45 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Star, $1.15.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Star. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Star's providers, 533 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

30%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in Star covering 30% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from CenturyLink is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Star than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Star, $50.60.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.45 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Star, $1.15.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Star. These download speeds are available to 30% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Star's providers, 533 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider

Sparklight

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Sparklight offers broadband to nearly all households in Star covering 97% of the area.

Sparklight’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Star 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 Star, $50.60.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.45 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Star, $1.15.

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 Star. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Star's providers, 533 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Star and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are about average in Star at $49.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Star at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Star residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Star with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 30% of households in Star. The next fastest internet provider in Star is Sparklight, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Sparklight offers the cheapest internet in Star with plans starting at $45/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Star, $50.60.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Star, covering 30% of the city. Cambridge Telephone Company also offers fiber internet in Star and is available to 5.571% of households.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.