Internet providers in Rio Rico, AZ

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Rio Rico internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Rio Rico 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 Rio Rico area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of Rio Rico residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Rio Rico, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Rio Rico area, and 88.59% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rio Rico's seven internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Rio Rico

The largest internet providers in Rio Rico are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Rio Rico.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Rio Rico residents, covering 59% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 89% of the area. Rio Rico’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Rio Rico residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

59%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in Rio Rico covering 59% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Rio Rico 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rio Rico, $44.75.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rio Rico, $2.03.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Rio Rico. These download speeds are available to 59% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Rio Rico's providers, 88 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

89%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Rio Rico covering 89% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Rio Rico, $44.75.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.33 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rio Rico, $2.03.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Rio Rico. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rio Rico's providers, 88 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Rio Rico covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rio Rico where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Rio Rico, $44.75.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rio Rico, $2.03.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Rio Rico. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Rio Rico's providers, 88 Mbps.

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Rio Rico, AZ internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 100 MbpsDSL59%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 200 MbpsCable89%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Simply Bits, LLC - -Wireless100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Rio Rico with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 89% of households in Rio Rico. The next fastest internet provider in Rio Rico is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 59% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Rio Rico with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rio Rico, $44.75.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.