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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Idaho

The best internet provider in Idaho is T-Mobile based on feedback in our annual customer satisfaction survey. It ranks best in nearly every category except in reliability where Verizon takes the top spot. Sparklight ranks in the top half of our charts for overall satisfaction, speed, reliability, and customer service. CenturyLink sits mostly in the bottom half of every category except for price, where it ranks far better than Sparklight.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars from customers in Idaho.

That ranks Idaho 23rd nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

Learn more about our methodology

Internet customer satisfaction in Idaho

 3.7/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 23rd national ranking for customer satisfaction

$64.88 average price per payment for internet, per household

89.7% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.7/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.8/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

1,896,652 people

2.65 average people per household

$55,340 average income per household

43 average age per household

54% of population employed


4% higher than national average

Ranked 11th nationally


5% lower than national average

Ranked 40th nationally


11% higher than national average

Ranked 41st nationally


3% higher than national average

Ranked 27th nationally

Average download speed
83.8 Mbps

37.53% lower than national average
Ranks 47th nationally

Average upload speed
45.4 Mbps

32.15% lower than national average
Ranks 34th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Idaho

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
TDS Telecom 167.3 Mbps 155.77 Mbps 71.01% View Plans for TDS Telecom
Cox Communications 139.23 Mbps 9.55 Mbps 95.73% View Plans for Cox Communications
Spectrum 138.29 Mbps 15.29 Mbps 93.9% View Plans for Spectrum
Ting 117.84 Mbps 94.91 Mbps 50.71% View Plans for Ting
96% of people in Idaho have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 43rd nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 245 Mbps 75.59% 71.59% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 843.13 Mbps 78.45% 72.63% See all providers for Cable
DSL 65.34 Mbps 48.6% 85.48% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 1614.79 Mbps 71.04% 79.11% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 43.12 Mbps 95.99% 86.71% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Satellite 116.3 Mbps 88.45% 96.79% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in Idaho

Cities in Idaho with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Post Falls 145.89 Mbps 75.05 Mbps 69% Ziply Fiber
Hayden 115.02 Mbps 21.4 Mbps 52% Spectrum
Twin Falls 107.84 Mbps 31.4 Mbps 54% Verizon Home Internet
Moscow 102.62 Mbps 61.01 Mbps 43% Ziply Fiber
Pocatello 102.52 Mbps 46.77 Mbps 51% Syringa Networks
Eagle 99.7 Mbps 37.21 Mbps 57% Syringa Networks
Star 93.58 Mbps 23.49 Mbps 72% Verizon Wireless
Lewiston 93.02 Mbps 19.36 Mbps 9% First Step Internet

Post Falls is the best city in Idaho for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Hayden and Twin Falls also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Idaho

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Boise 234,192 100% 100% 100%
Idaho Falls 65,685 100% 100% 100%
Caldwell 61,212 100% 100% 100%
Garden City 12,301 100% 100% 100%
Nampa 102,598 100% 100% 100%
Pocatello 56,582 100% 33% 100%
Lucile 111 100% 100% 100%
Eagle 30,635 100% 100% 100%

Boise is the most internet-connected city in Idaho. Boise makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Boise's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Idaho Falls and Caldwell also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Idaho


Population: 234,192

Median income: $74,356

92.36 Mbps
avg. download speed

47.03 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Cogent Communication


Population: 119,872

Median income: $85,261

91.11 Mbps
avg. download speed

68.42 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 102,598

Median income: $59,208

81.22 Mbps
avg. download speed

29.41 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
TDS Telecom

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

Idaho FAQs

Where can I get fiber internet in Idaho?

CenturyLink (Lumen Technologies) has the largest fiber internet footprint in Idaho, providing service around Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Boise, and Lewiston.

Fybercom has some fiber-to-the-home service around Rexburg, Idaho Falls, and Burley.

What are the fastest internet providers in Idaho?

Fybercom has the fastest speeds in Idado with fiber internet reaching up to 1,000Mbps both ways, but it's super-limited in availability. Sparklight's cable internet has a maximum download speed of 940Mbps and an even slower upload speed at 50Mbps. T-Mobile and Verizon have fixed wireless speeds maxing out at around 300Mbps.

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