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Internet providers in 85648

Find internet providers serving the 85648 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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85648 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL67%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable94%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
Simply Bits - 10 - 30 MbpsWireless100%
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85648 internet service at a glance

At 93%, broadband coverage in the 85648 ZIP code is comparable to the rest of Arizona - 84%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 85648 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 81% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 74% 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 85648 area, and 93.67% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 85648, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Rio Rico

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 4 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 96 Mbps 104 Mbps DSL
Viasat 13 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
Mediacom 95 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 85648

The largest internet providers serving the 85648 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 85648 ZIP code, covering 67% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 94% of the area. Rio Rico’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 85648 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

67%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 85648 ZIP code, covering 67% 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 Rio Rico, $50.98.

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 Rio Rico, $1.70.

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 85648 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 67% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rio Rico's providers, 72 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

94%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 85648 ZIP code, covering 94% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 85648 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, $50.98.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rio Rico, $1.70.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 85648 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rio Rico's providers, 72 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 85648 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 85648 ZIP 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Rio Rico, $50.98.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rio Rico, $1.70.

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 85648 ZIP code. 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, 72 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 85648 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 85648 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 94% of households in 85648. The next fastest internet provider in the 85648 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 67% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 85648 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rio Rico, $50.98.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.