Residents of Rathdrum, located in the Idaho panhandle, can choose between satellite, cable and DSL Internet service. HughesNet and WildBlue provide satellite Internet service. Both companies install the equipment for you and both let you lease the equipment. HughesNet offers the option to purchase it instead. Time Warner Cable provides Internet service through a cable connection to your home. Qwest provides DSL Internet service through a phone line to some addresses in Rathdrum.
HughesNet provides high-speed satellite Internet services to Rathdrum. Download speeds are from 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps. Upload speeds are from 200 kbps to 300 kbps. Download allowances are from 200 MB to 400 MB. A download allowance is the amount of data you can download in a rolling 24-hour period before HughesNet lowers your speed temporarily. Service includes up to 10 email accounts, spam and virus filtering, technical support and professional installation of equipment -- an antenna and an HN9000 modem -- that you can lease or purchase from HughesNet. The equipment has a 24-month limited warranty.
Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable delivers high-speed Internet service to Rathdrum through a cable connection. Download speeds are from 5 Mbps to 15 Mbps. Upload speeds are from 512 kbps to 1 Mbps. Service includes 10 email accounts, 10 MB of storage and a security suite. PowerBoost and dial-up access are available with some service plans. PowerBoost provides extra speed when you are downloading large files.
WildBlue provides high-speed satellite Internet to Rathdrum. Download speeds are from 512 kbps to 1.5 Mbps. Upload speeds are from 128 kbps to 256 kbps. Download thresholds are from 7,500 MB to 17,000 MB. Upload thresholds are from 2,300 MB to 5,000. A threshold is the amount of data you can download or upload in a 30-day rolling period before WildBlue lowers your speed temporarily. Service includes up to 10 email addresses with 7 GB of storage, anti-virus and anti-spyware software, technical support and professional installation of a minidish and modem that you will lease from WildBlue. The equipment has a 24-month limited warranty. Remote dial-up access is optional.
Qwest provides high-speed DSL Internet service to Rathdrum through a fiber-optic network. However, service is not available at all addresses in Rathdrum. Download speeds are from 1.5 Mbps to 7 Mbps. Upload speed is up to 896 kbps. Speeds are up to 125 times faster than dial-up Internet service. Service includes an installation kit, 2 GB of email storage, protection from viruses, parental controls and technical support.
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