Internet Data for Boise, ID

There are 15 home internet options and 20 business internet options in Boise. 100.0% of homes can get fixed-line service. Competition in Boise is more competitive than the average US city. There are 11 home internet providers in the entire city which is way above average. The majority of Boise, ID residents have no options for wired internet service at their homes.

Internet service providers (ISPs) in Boise:

See individual ISP details below. Read this if you're unsure what to choose.

  • fiber

    6

    fiber

    6.0% of homes can get fiber.

  • cable

    100

    cable

    99.7% of homes can get cable.

  • dsl

    99

    dsl

    98.8% of homes can get dsl.

  • wired internet

    100

    wired internet

    100.0% of homes can get wired internet.




Home Internet providers in Boise, ID


DSL Internet Providers in Boise, ID


 CenturyLink logo


Home DSL

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

140 Mbps

Availability:

96.6% of Boise


About CenturyLink in Boise, ID

96.6% of residents in this area code can get CenturyLink DSL. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 140 Mbps, which is way below average speed for Boise residential internet providers.

For other cities, see CenturyLink coverage and availability maps. TV service service is not available through CenturyLink DSL in Boise, ID. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

Cable TV & Internet Providers in Boise, ID


 Cable One, Inc. logo


Home Cable

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

1000 Mbps

Availability:

99.7% of Boise


About Cable One, Inc. in Boise, ID

99.7% of residents in this area code can get Cable One, Inc. Cable. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 1000 Mbps, which is way above average speed for Boise residential internet providers.

For other cities, see Cable One, Inc. coverage and availability maps. TV service service is available through Cable One, Inc. Cable in Boise, ID. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

Fiber Internet Providers in Boise, ID


 CenturyLink logo


Home Fiber Optic

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

1000 Mbps

Availability:

6.0% of Boise


About CenturyLink in Boise, ID

6.0% of residents in this area code can get CenturyLink Fiber Optic. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 1000 Mbps, which is way above average speed for Boise residential internet providers.

For other cities, see CenturyLink coverage and availability maps. TV service service is not available through CenturyLink Fiber Optic in Boise, ID. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Satellite TV is generally a good choice for customer service and channel selection. DIRECTV and DISH are ranked above traditional wired TV providers in almost every survey and study done. If you're not sure which provider is best, make sure to read our DISH vs. DIRECTV comparison.

Satellite Internet (like HughesNet) should be a last resort. Latency is often very high, making it impossible to live stream video or play games. For rural customers with no wired internet service, however, HughesNet is likely the best option.

DISH and DISHnet

Satellite TV

TV service available

Highest advertised speed:No Internet service available

Availability:

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky.



About DISH

DISH TV is an excellent choice for TV service. DISH consistently beats cable providers for TV service satisfaction, especially in the North Central and Western US. Note that DISH does partner with other companies to offer internet service, potentially at a discount, if it is available in your area. You can find these deals by calling


DIRECTV

Satellite TV

TV service available

Highest advertised speed:No Internet service available

Availability:

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky.



About DIRECTV

DIRECTV is often ranked first in TV service. DIRECTV won JD Power's most recent survey in the East and South regions for customer satisfaction, beating cable companies by a wide margin. DIRECTV does not have an Internet option. If DSL or cable is available, we recommend choosing wired Internet and satellite TV. If no wired services are available, customers can set HughesNet and DIRECTV up separately.


HughesNet

Satellite Internet

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:
25 Mbps

Availability:

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky.



About HughesNet Satellite Internet

HughesNet satellite internet is probably the best satellite internet-only option available. Remember that while speeds may reach 15 Mbps, the latency of satellite internet will make it feel like a significantly slower connection. HughesNet is primarily recommended for rural areas, and may require pre-downloading movies and music.


ViaSat

Satellite Internet

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:100 Mbps

Availability:

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky or wireless towers.



About Viasat Internet

If you don't have wired providers or internet in your area Viasat is a good company to call. Not only do they have quality satellite internet, but Viasat can connect you with a faster and lower-latency fixed wireless provider if it's available. Viasat offers the best service in your area by default, making it an obvious call for those in rural areas.


Mobile (Cell) Internet Providers

Mobile/wireless data service is often marketed in a way that makes it hard to compare. We've included access charges and unlimited talk/text on cell phone plans as well as autopay/paper-free discounts to show what you'll actually pay for the listed data. Monthly payments will be higher if you choose a subsidized phone.

Consider mobile internet as your primary access if: (1) no wired providers are available; (2) your data usage is light (few videos); and, (3) your computer or main device can connect to 4G or connect wirelessly using your phone as a hot spot. 4G data is often faster and much lower in latency than satellite internet. You can connect using a hotspot, but it's generally a better idea to buy a cellular modem.


AT&T Wireless
Lowest Price 1GB for $50/mo.
Highest Cap Unlimited available for DIRECTV/U-verse customers. Call here.

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Additional Details

  • Prices include required device access charge of $20 on most data plans. Includes unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data available to DIRECTV, U-verse, or DIRECTV NOW customers. Call 1-855-701-1975 for details. $5/month discount for setting up automatic payments and paper-free statements.
  • Unlimited plans may be throttled at 22 GB during high usage.
  • No overage fees. AT&T throttles to 2G data speeds if you go over your plan.

Sprint
Lowest Price 2GB for $45/mo.
Highest Cap Unlimited for $55/mo.

Additional Details

  • Includes a $5/month discount for setting up automatic payments and paper-free statements.
  • Plans include unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data may be throttled at 23 GB during high usage.
  • Data overage fees apply to non-unlimited plans.

Verizon Wireless
Lowest Price 2 GB for $50/mo.
Highest Cap Unlimited for $80/mo.

Additional Details

  • Includes a $5/month discount for setting up automatic payments and paper-free statements.
  • Prices include mandatory access charge of $20 on most data plans. Includes unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data may be throttled at 22 GB during high usage.
  • No overage fees. Verizon simply alerts you and throttles LTE data if you go over your plan.

T-Mobile
Lowest Price Prepaid only
Highest Cap Unlimited for $70/mo.

Additional Details

  • T-mobile now sells primarily unlimited data. Pre-paid plans exist, but are generally a poor value.
  • Unlimited includes a $5/month discount for setting up automatic payments and paper-free statements.
  • Prices include device access charges. Plans include unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data may be throttled at 32GB during high usage.
  • No overage fees on unlimited. T-Mobile alerts you and throttles LTE data if you go over your plan.

Fixed Wireless Internet Providers in Boise, ID

We generally recommend a wired provider first, if available. Never heard of fixed wireless? Click to learn more about fixed wireless.


 JAB Wireless, Inc. logo


Home Wireless

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

15 Mbps

Availability:

99.3% of Boise


About JAB Wireless, Inc. in Boise, ID

99.3% of residents in this area code can get JAB Wireless, Inc. Wireless. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 15 Mbps, which is way below average speed for Boise residential internet providers.

TV service service is not available through JAB Wireless, Inc. Wireless in Boise, ID. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

Safelink Internet


Home Wireless

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

15 Mbps

Availability:

98.5% of Boise


About Safelink Internet in Boise, ID

98.5% of residents in this area code can get Safelink Internet Wireless. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 15 Mbps, which is way below average speed for Boise residential internet providers.

For other cities, see Safelink Internet coverage and availability maps. TV service service is not available through Safelink Internet Wireless in Boise, ID. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

Business and Government Internet Providers in Boise, ID

Because there are so many business providers, they are hidden below by default for the convenience of residential internet customers. Business customers may choose from one of the providers below or contact neutral technology specialists for a free consultation at 1-877-415-4971. These specialists will guide you to the ideal solution based on the location, performance requirements and budget of your business or businesses today.

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Summary of Internet Providers in Boise, ID

Internet providerAvailabilityMaximum speedLink
Cable One, Inc. Cable 99.7%1000 Mbps
JAB Wireless, Inc. Wireless 99.3%15 Mbps
Safelink Internet Wireless 98.5%15 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 96.6%1000 MbpsVisit site
CenturyLink Fiber Optic 6.0%1000 MbpsVisit site
Cambridge Telephone Company, Inc. DSL 0.7%50 Mbps
Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Wired 0.3%10 Mbps
LinOra Corp. Wireless 0.2%15 Mbps
Xoom Link LLC Wireless 0.2%20 Mbps

Not every customer can get the maximum speeds. See the provider details above for reported speed distributions.

Summary of Internet Speeds in Boise, ID

As mentioned, competition in Boise, ID is more competitive than the average area. The table below shows how many options you have in each speed range.

Residents withAny speedAt least 25 MbpsAt least 100 MbpsAt least 500 Mbps

Speed and availability are calculated on a block level for the highest possible level of accuracy, but rarely only half of a block is wired. Click through or call providers for more info.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Boise, ID

What internet speed do I need?

In Boise, ID, you can get DSL, Cable, Fiber, Wireless and Satellite internet, with speeds ranging from 2 to 1000 Mbps. The best internet speed depends on your activities and number of devices. For light internet usage in Boise, ID (such as web browsing, email, and social media) you may need a minimum download speed of 1 Mbps. High use, such as video streaming or gaming, with more than one user or device, may require speeds of at least 25 Mbps. Additionally, for students and telecommuters in Boise, ID, the FCC recommends speeds anywhere from 5-25 Mbps.

What is the fastest internet speed available in Boise, ID?

Cable, One, Inc. and CenturyLink offer the fastest internet service in Boise, ID, with speeds of up to 1000 Mbps. These speeds are available in 99.7% of the city. To find out which providers are available in your area, enter your Zip code or give us a call.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Boise, ID?

HughesNet is available to the most residents in Boise, ID, covering 100.0% of the city.