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Internet Service in Idaho

In Idaho, 26.9% of residents are without Internet connection. But there is 10 Mbps download speed access to wireless or wireline Internet available in 96.7% of the state.

Much of Idaho has great Internet tech options. DSL is available to 88.2% of the population. Cable Internet is available to 80.9%. Wireless Internet of various speeds is available to 98.8%. However, Fiber Internet is available to a mere 5.4% of Idaho residents – those in busy metropolitan areas.

Only one quarter of those shopping for Idaho Internet service providers will find more than 2 companies offering service in their area.

Broadband in Idaho

CityProvidersAvg. Landline Speeds (mbps)Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)State Availability Rank*Country Availability Rank*Broadband Score
Aberdeen, ID120.83N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A18
American Falls, ID131.58N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A19
Arco, ID90.51N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A3
Ashton, ID101.08N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A12
Bellevue, ID182.92N/AN/A0.64N/AN/A26
Blackfoot, ID140.83N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A20
Boise, ID2219.09N/AN/A1.17116428
Bonners Ferry, ID70.26N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A8
Bruneau, ID14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A18
Buhl, ID182.54N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A25
Burley, ID161.02N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A19
Caldwell, ID182.03N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A26
Cascade, ID80.97N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A17
Challis, ID110.66N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A9
Cottonwood, ID130.59N/AN/A0.23N/AN/A33
Council, ID9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13
Driggs, ID91.15N/AN/A0.11N/AN/A10
Eagle, ID2119.09N/AN/A1.17N/AN/A26
Elk City, ID12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A32
Emmett, ID160.71N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A22
Filer, ID172.54N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A24
Fort Hall, ID12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A18
Fruitland, ID111.20N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A17
Garden City, ID2219.09N/AN/A1.17N/AN/A28
Garden Valley, ID5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A6
Genesee, ID164.36N/AN/A0.58N/AN/A19
Glenns Ferry, ID140.88N/AN/A0.11N/AN/A18
Gooding, ID120.70N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A17
Grace, ID10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A6
Grangeville, ID130.59N/AN/A0.23N/AN/A33
Greenleaf, ID182.03N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A26
Hagerman, ID100.70N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A15
Hailey, ID182.92N/AN/A0.64N/AN/A26
Hansen, ID182.54N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A25
Hayden, ID204.34N/AN/A0.79N/AN/A45
Hazelton, ID120.43N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A13
Heyburn, ID131.72N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A18
Homedale, ID130.54N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A17
Huston, ID17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A24
Idaho Falls, ID151.60N/AN/A0.95416723
Inkom, ID143.53N/AN/A0.71N/AN/A23
Iona, ID121.60N/AN/A0.95N/AN/A19
Jerome, ID150.43N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A19
Kamiah, ID110.52N/AN/A0.01N/AN/A30
Kellogg, ID123.08N/AN/A0.31N/AN/A30
Ketchum, ID182.92N/AN/A0.64N/AN/A26
Kimberly, ID182.54N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A25
Kuna, ID2119.09N/AN/A1.17N/AN/A26
Lapwai, ID143.07N/AN/A0.17N/AN/A22
Lewiston, ID153.07N/AN/A0.17N/AN/A23
Malad City, ID9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A4
Marsing, ID130.54N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A17
Mccall, ID80.97N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A17
Mccammon, ID143.53N/AN/A0.71N/AN/A23
Meridian, ID2119.09N/AN/A1.17316626
Middleton, ID182.03N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A26
Montpelier, ID95.47N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A5
Moreland, ID13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A19
Moscow, ID164.36N/AN/A0.58N/AN/A19
Mountain Home, ID140.88N/AN/A0.11N/AN/A18
Murphy, ID14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A18
Nampa, ID182.03N/AN/A0.51216526
Naples, ID7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A8
New Plymouth, ID121.20N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A18
Oakley, ID141.02N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A17
Orofino, ID120.24N/AN/A0.01N/AN/A35
Osburn, ID123.08N/AN/A0.31N/AN/A30
Parma, ID162.03N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A24
Paul, ID121.72N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A17
Payette, ID131.20N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A19
Pinehurst, ID123.08N/AN/A0.31N/AN/A30
Plummer, ID162.82N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A32
Pocatello, ID143.53N/AN/A0.71516823
Ponderay, ID120.63N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A12
Post Falls, ID204.34N/AN/A0.79N/AN/A45
Potlatch, ID154.36N/AN/A0.58N/AN/A18
Preston, ID111.08N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A53
Priest River, ID120.63N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A12
Rathdrum, ID204.34N/AN/A0.79N/AN/A45
Rexburg, ID121.33N/AN/A1.79N/AN/A18
Rigby, ID130.87N/AN/A1.49N/AN/A17
Rupert, ID101.72N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A15
Salmon, ID80.61N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A7
Sandpoint, ID120.63N/AN/A0.13N/AN/A12
Shelley, ID130.83N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A19
Shoshone, ID100.69N/AN/A0.12N/AN/A12
Soda Springs, ID10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A6
Spirit Lake, ID194.34N/AN/A0.79N/AN/A44
Star, ID2119.09N/AN/A1.17N/AN/A26
Sugar City, ID111.33N/AN/A1.79N/AN/A18
Sun Valley, ID182.92N/AN/A0.64N/AN/A26
Sweet, ID14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A20
Troy, ID154.36N/AN/A0.58N/AN/A18
Twin Falls, ID182.54N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A25
Ucon, ID111.60N/AN/A0.95N/AN/A19
Victor, ID91.15N/AN/A0.11N/AN/A10
Wallace, ID123.08N/AN/A0.31N/AN/A30
Weiser, ID130.74N/AN/A0.03N/AN/A18
Wendell, ID130.70N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A16
Wilder, ID172.03N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A25
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Broadband Service in Idaho

Since 2009, the EdLabs Group Foundation (Idaho) has been awarded $4,486,214.00 in federal dollars for Idaho's "Idaho Broadband Initiative " program. Idaho has awarded these monies to 9 organizations and departments within the state.

State owes more than $930,000 in legal fees to a company that successfully overturn the Idaho Education Network contract.

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