Bingham County Internet Providers

What's the best internet service in the Blackfoot / Bingham County area?

We are often asked for information on local internet service providers (ISPs). We believe the best ISP is the one that best meets your needs.There is no one service provider that is best for every person and business – each has their strengths and weaknesses. So, we’ve put together this list of internet service providers and some major stats as a reference, and to promote competition that we hope benefits consumers. Check it out, do your own research, and happy web surfing! And if you need a hand with your network or other tech, give us a call!

Notes & Disclaimers

Provider/PlanMonthly cost ($)Download SpeedUpload SpeedData CapConnection TypeContract InfoNotes
Sparklight - Residential - Starter 100 Plus55.00100 Mbps10 Mbps350 GB/moCableNo Contract
Sparklight - Residential - Starter 100 Plus + Unlimited Data95.00100 Mbps10 MbpsNoneCableNo ContractAfter 5TB of data usage, speed may be slowed for network management.
Sparklight Residential - Streamer & Gamer 200 Plus65.00200 Mbps20 Mbps700 GB/moCableNo Contract
Sparklight Residential - Streamer & Gamer 200 Plus + Unlimited Data105.00200 Mbps20 MbpsNoneCableNo ContractAfter 5TB of data usage, speed may be slowed for network management.
Sparklight Residential - Turbo 300 Plus80.00300 Mbps30 Mbps1,200 GB/moCableNo Contract
Sparklight Residential - Turbo 300 Plus + Unlimited Data120.00300 Mbps30 MbpsNoneCableNo ContractAfter 5TB of data usage, speed may be slowed for network management.
Sparklight Residential - Gigaone Plus125.001,000 Mbps50 Mbps1,500 GB/moCableNo Contract
Sparklight Residential - Gigaone Plus + Unlimited Data165.001,000 Mbps50 MbpsNoneCableNo ContractAfter 5TB of data usage, speed may be slowed for network management.
Sparklight Commercial - 25/3Contact Provider25 Mbps3 Mbps?CableContact ProviderDiscounts available with contracts
Sparklight Commercial - 150/15Contact Provider150 Mbps15 Mbps?CableContact ProviderDiscounts available with contracts
Sparklight Commercial - 300/30Contact Provider300 Mbps30 Mbps?CableContact ProviderDiscounts available with contracts
Sparklight Commercial - 1000/50Contact Provider1,000 Mbps50 Mbps?CableContact ProviderDiscounts available with contracts
Sparklight Commercial - Piranha FiberContact Provider2,000 Mbps (up to)up to 2,000 Mbps?Fiber OpticContact Provider
Fybercom Residential - 1550.9915 Mbps15 MbpsNoneFiber OpticNo Contract
Fybercom Residential - 2057.9920 Mbps20 MbpsNoneFiber OpticNo Contract
Fybercom Residential - 5064.9950 Mbps50 MbpsNoneFiber OpticNo Contract
Fybercom Commercial - 8x255.998 Mbps2 MbpsNoneFiber OpticContact Provider
Fybercom Commercial - 10x879.9910 Mbps8 MbpsNoneFiber OpticContact Provider
Fybercom Commercial - 10x10129.9910 Mbps10 MbpsNoneFiber OpticContact Provider
CenturyLink Residential - 3Mbps49.003 Mbps?NoneDSLNo ContractAvailable speeds vary by address
CenturyLink Residential - 10Mbps49.0010 Mbps?NoneDSLNo ContractAvailable speeds vary by address
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit65.00940 Mbps (up to)940 Mbps (up to)NoneFiber Optic?Available speeds vary by address
CenturyLink Business Contact ProviderContact ProviderContact ProviderContact ProviderContact ProviderContact Provider
Verizon Wireless Installed 4G Internet - 10GB60.0012 Mbps (up to)5 Mbps (up to)10 GB/moCellular (4G)Contact Provider
Verizon Wireless Installed 4G Internet - 20GB90.0012 Mbps (up to)5 Mbps (up to)20 GB/moCellular (4G)Contact Provider
Verizon Wireless Installed 4G Internet - 30GB120.0012 Mbps (up to)5 Mbps (up to)30 GB/moCellular (4G)Contact Provider
Verizon Wireless Installed 4G Internet - 40GB150.0012 Mbps (up to)5 Mbps (up to)40 GB/moCellular (4G)Contact Provider
Verizon Wireless 4G Hotspot "Jetpack"Contact ProviderContact ProviderContact ProviderContact ProviderCellular (4G)Contact ProviderThese devices generally do not provide an ethernet port for wired internet, WiFi only. There are methods for bridging WiFi to ethernet, contact YAY if you need this.
Direct Communications - BusinessContact ProviderContact ProviderContact ProviderNoneFiber OpticContact Provider
Vision WiFi - 5Mbps40.005 MbpsContact ProviderNoneWireless AntennaNo Contract$99 Installation
Vision WiFi - 10Mbps45.0010 MbpsContact ProviderNoneWireless AntennaNo Contract$99 Installation
Vision WiFi - 15Mbps50.0015 MbpsContact ProviderNoneWireless AntennaNo Contract$99 Installation
Vision WiFi - 20Mbps60.0020 MbpsContact ProviderNoneWireless AntennaNo Contract$99 Installation
Vision WiFi - 30Mbps70.0030 MbpsContact ProviderNoneWireless AntennaNo Contract$99 Installation
Speed Connect - Residential Basic Internet39.9515 MbpsContact Provider10 GB/moWireless AntennaContact ProviderInstall fee of $99.00-299.00, Carrier Access Fee $3.95, Modem Rental $10, Credit Card AutoPay Fee $1.50, Statement Processing Fee $2.00, Activation Fee $99.00
Speed Connect - Residential Standard Internet46.9515 MbpsContact Provider100 GB/moWireless AntennaContact Provider
Speed Connect - Residential Platinum Internet69.9515 MbpsContact ProviderNoneWireless AntennaContact Provider
Speed Connect - BusinessContact Provider15 Mbps (up to)Contact ProviderNoneWireless AntennaContact ProviderInstall fee of $99.00-299.00, Carrier Access Fee $3.95, Modem Rental $10, Credit Card AutoPay Fee $1.50, Statement Processing Fee $2.00, Activation Fee $99.00
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Contact ProviderContact ProviderContact ProviderContact ProviderSatelliteContact Provider
Safelink Internet - ResidentialContact ProviderContact ProviderContact ProviderNoneWireless AntennaContact Provider
Safelink Internet - BusinessContact ProviderContact ProviderContact ProviderNoneWireless AntennaContact Provider
Rise Broadband - Residential Good29.9525 MbpsContact ProviderWireless AntennaNo ContractInstallation fees - contact provider
Rise Broadband - Residential Better39.9550 MbpsContact ProviderWireless AntennaNo ContractInstallation fees - contact provider
Rise Broadband - Residential Best59.9550 MbpsContact ProviderNoneWireless AntennaNo ContractInstallation fees - contact provider
Starlink$10080 Mbps+Contact ProviderNoneSatellite DishContact Provider$500 installation kit, service is still in development & may require time on a wait list.
Anthem BroadbandContact ProviderContact ProviderContact ProviderNoneWireless AntennaContact ProviderWas previously named Safelink Internet

About different internet service types

Cable

Cable internet is provided through copper cabling that is pre-run to many homes, especially in town. You do not have to purchase television service from the cable company to purchase internet service (though they will offer bundles for both services). This service is generally very reliable, but service can vary depending on the condition and quality of the lines to your home or business. In Bingham county, Sparklight is the only cable internet provider.

DSL (Telephone line)

DSL (“Digital Subscriber Line”) internet service is provided through copper cabling that is pre-run into most homes and businesses for landline phone service. You do not have to purchase telephone service from the phone company to purchase internet service (though they will offer bundles for both services). This service is generally very reliable, but service can vary depending on the condition and quality of the lines to your home or business. Speeds offered will vary quite a bit depending on equipment installed in your area, so don’t assume what speeds are offered without having them check for your address. They also are often upgrading equipment, so speeds offered will often change over time. In Bingham County, CenturyLink is the only DSL internet provider.

Fiber Optic

Fiber Optic internet service is provided through flexible fiber optic lines that carry light signals. Currently fiber optic is the fastest signal medium. Generally to get fiber optic internet service, the lines have to be run. Speeds are high, and reliability is good, but getting the lines run will likely mean an installation fee and/or service contract. Fiber internet service is growing quickly, and there are a handful of providers available. Availability of fiber service is highly dependent on how close existing fiber lines and junctions are to your home or business. 

Cellular

Cellular internet service is provided wirelessly through the cellular phone networks. Many people can use cellular data through their smartphones by turning on a Hotspot (aka Tethering) feature.  Cellular providers also offer dedicated hotspots and modems to provide internet service for home or business internet service through a WiFi or Ethernet connection. Data caps are common, but unlimited data is usually available, especially as service providers increase competition with other ISPs.

Wireless

Wireless internet service is similar to cellular internet service in that it is transmitted wirelessly from towers, but the signal is picked up by an antenna at your home or building, providing a wired connection to your router for internet service. Speeds and reliability will vary by your location and provider. Trees and other obstacles can be troublesome, but reliability is usually good if you have a clear line of sight to a near enough tower.

Satellite

Traditional Satellite

Traditional satellite internet service is usually among the most expensive, and among the lower speeds. However, it is the most broadly available, sometimes making it the only viable option in remote places.

Ultra-low orbit

A new generation of satellite internet providers (the most well known probably being Starlink) are ramping up, using ultra-low orbit satellites to improve on latency and speed for their service. Speeds are competitive with many wireless and even wired service providers. Prices tend to be higher, but especially for customers outside of town, these services may very well be the best option very soon, if not already.

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