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Internet providers in 85546

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CenturyLink $45 12 - 80 MbpsDSL62%
Sparklight $30 15 - 1,000 MbpsCable94%
Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (AZ/NM) - -Fiber-optic56%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
TWN Communications $49.95 5 - 10 MbpsWireless100%
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85546 internet service at a glance

At 94%, broadband coverage in the 85546 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 85546 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 94% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 68% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 56% of those living in the 85546 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 85546 area, and 68.23% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 85546, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 85546

The largest internet providers serving the 85546 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Sparklight, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 85546 ZIP code, covering 62% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Sparklight, which covers 94% of the area. Safford’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 85546 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

62%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 85546 ZIP code, covering 62% 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Safford, $46.23.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Safford, $3.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 85546 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 62% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Safford's providers, 279 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider
Sparklight
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

94%

Cable from Sparklight offers broadband to nearly all households in the 85546 ZIP code, covering 94% of the area.

Sparklight’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 85546 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Sparklight start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Safford, $46.23.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Safford, $3.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sparklight offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 85546 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Safford's providers, 279 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 the 85546 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 85546 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Safford, $46.23.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Safford, $3.30.

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 85546 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Safford's providers, 279 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 85546 frequently asked questions

Sparklight is the fastest internet provider in the 85546 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 94% of households in 85546. The next fastest internet provider in the 85546 ZIP code is Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (AZ/NM), offering download speeds up to 500 Mbps to 56% of the area.

Sparklight offers the cheapest internet in the 85546 ZIP with service starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Safford, $46.23.

Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (AZ/NM) is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 85546 ZIP code, covering 56% of the city.

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.

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.

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%.