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Internet providers in 86326

Find internet providers serving the 86326 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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86326 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL72%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic0.430%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable39%
Sparklight $45.00 200 - 940 MbpsCable66%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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86326 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 86326 ZIP code is slightly higher than the rest of Arizona - 84%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 86326 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 71% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 5.740% of those living in the 86326 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 86326 area, and 99.13% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 86326, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Cottonwood

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 77 Mbps 50 Mbps DSL
Viasat 24 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
HughesNet 35 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Sparklight 123 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable
Optimum 51 Mbps 5 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 86326

The largest internet providers serving the 86326 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Optimum, and Sparklight bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 86326 ZIP code, covering 72% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 39% of the area. Cottonwood’s third most-available internet provider, Sparklight, offers cable to around 66% of residents in the 86326 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

72%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 86326 ZIP code, covering 72% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cottonwood, $53.33.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cottonwood, $0.48.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 86326 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 72% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cottonwood's providers, 381 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

39%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 86326 ZIP code, covering 39% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 86326 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Cottonwood, $53.33.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cottonwood, $0.48.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 86326 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 39% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cottonwood's providers, 381 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider

Sparklight

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

66%

Cable from Sparklight offers broadband to most households in the 86326 ZIP code, covering 66% of the area.

Sparklight’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 86326 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Sparklight start at $45/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Cottonwood, $53.33.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.23 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cottonwood, $0.48.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sparklight offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 86326 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 66% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cottonwood's providers, 381 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 86326 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 86326 and the greater Cottonwood area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Cottonwood at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Cottonwood at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 86326 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Cottonwood may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Cottonwood DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 86326 frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in the 86326 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 39% of households in 86326. The next fastest internet provider in the 86326 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 72% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in the 86326 ZIP with service starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cottonwood, $53.33.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 86326 ZIP code, covering 0.430% of the city.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.