In Idaho, approximately 97.00% of the state has internet service with speeds of 15 Mbps available for purchase through internet service providers; however, approximately 27.20% of the state’s residents have little to no internet connection readily available to them. Some of those with limited internet access have dial-up or legacy copper DSL internet service, but their internet is so slow that streaming, video conferencing, online gaming and other activities requiring high-speed internet are out of reach.
Wireless providers reach 99.10% of the state of Idaho, but other forms of internet technology are less widely available in Idaho than in other states. Only 88.50% of the population of Idaho has access to DSL internet service. Cable internet is available to 81.20%, while only 5.70% have access to fiber internet. Less than 25.30% of Idaho is served by three or more wired internet providers (DSL, cable and fiber internet).