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Internet providers in 85281

Find internet providers serving the 85281 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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85281 internet providers

Provider
Cox $119.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic9.685%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic9.542%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL75%
AccessMedia3 - -Wired2.762%
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85281 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 85281 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 85281 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 18% of those living in the 85281 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 85281 area, and 96.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 85281, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 85281

The largest internet providers serving the 85281 ZIP code are Cox, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to the area.

Cable internet from Cox is available to nearly all in the 85281 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 75% of the area. Tempe’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 85281 ZIP code.

Cox cable internet

Provider
Cox
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to all households in the 85281 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 85281 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Cox start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Tempe, $44.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tempe, $1.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in 85281 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tempe's providers, 822 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

75%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 85281 ZIP code, covering 75% 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 Tempe, $44.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tempe, $1.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 85281 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tempe's providers, 822 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 85281 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 85281 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 Tempe, $44.99.

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 Tempe, $1.61.

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 85281 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tempe's providers, 822 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 85281 frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in the 85281 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 9.685% of households in 85281. The next fastest internet provider in the 85281 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 9.542% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in the 85281 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Tempe, $44.99.

Cox is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 85281 ZIP code, covering 9.685% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in 85281 and is available to 9.542% of households.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.