Idaho is one of the fast-growing states in the US. While that may intrigue or anger residents, its a reality nonetheless. While the population begins to swell, one area of growth seems to lack the same development in some regions of Idaho. We are talking about Internet and Broadband services. According to BroadbandNow, Idaho ranks 42nd in internet connectivity. This figure is based on the percentage of Idaho’s population with access to a wired internet connection of at least 25 Mbps.
This ranking may be perceived as a poor mark for Idaho, but from an individual standpoint, it isn’t that bad. In fact, the average internet speed in Idaho is 27.5 Mbps. To put that into perspective, Netflix recommends a 25 MB internet plan for streaming its Ultra HD service on a computer or tablet. If you need more cheering up, you can also factor in that 83% of Idaho residents get over 25 Mbps.
What City has the Highest Average Internet Speed in Idaho?
For those of you that are curious or are looking to move to a city with better broadband, the city of Star has the highest average internet speed in Idaho. They are clocked in by BroadbandNow at averaging 77 Mbps.
What about Fiber?
Unfortunately, only 16.8% of Idahoans have access to fiber-optic service. Fiber is the future and Idaho will need to get on board with replacing copper and cable lines. Mediums like DSL and Coax are unable to match the speeds delivered by fiber and are distance-sensitive meaning the further you are from the provider’s equipment the slower your internet speeds will be.
CTC has been working hard to do our part in raising the average internet speed in Idaho. We build fiber directly to homes in the Treasure Valley, allowing our customers the ability to get up to 1000 Mbps. We have recently expanded our fiber footprint to Kuna and Star as well as continually working to improve services around the Adams County area. CTC has been proudly serving Idaho with phone and internet since 1905. If you live in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Star or Kuna check us out and experience not only above average speeds but exceptional customer service. Click here for more information.