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Internet providers in 81101

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81101 internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300-1,000 Mbps **Cable72%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 100 MbpsDSL73%
Jade Communications $80.00 -Fiber-optic18%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $39.95 -DSL3.950%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $39.95 -Fiber-optic2.140%
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81101 internet service at a glance

At 91%, broadband coverage in the 81101 ZIP code is comparable to the rest of Colorado - 91%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 81101 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 91% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 72% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 20% of those living in the 81101 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 81101 area, and 74.72% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 81101, prices start at $35 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Alamosa

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 40 Mbps 42 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 100 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 81101

The largest internet providers serving the 81101 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Jade Communications bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to most in the 81101 ZIP code, covering 72% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 73% of the area. Alamosa’s third most-available internet provider, Jade Communications , offers fiber-optic to around 18% of residents in the 81101 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

72%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to most households in the 81101 ZIP code, covering 72% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 81101 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alamosa, $50.82.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1,000 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alamosa, $0.73.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in 81101 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 72% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Alamosa's providers, 50 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

73%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 81101 ZIP code, covering 73% 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 Alamosa, $50.82.

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 Alamosa, $0.73.

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 81101 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 73% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Alamosa's providers, 50 Mbps.

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Jade Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Jade Communications

Starting price*
$80/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

18%

Fiber-optic from Jade Communications offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 81101 ZIP code, covering 18% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Jade Communications is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 81101 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Jade Communications start at $80/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Alamosa, $50.82.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Jade Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 81101 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 18% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alamosa's providers, 50 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 81101 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 81101 and the greater Alamosa area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Alamosa at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Alamosa at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 81101 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 Alamosa 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 Alamosa DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 81101 frequently asked questions

Jade Communications is the fastest internet provider in the 81101 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 18% of households in 81101. The next fastest internet provider in the 81101 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 72% of the area.

Viaero Wireless offers the cheapest internet in the 81101 ZIP with service starting at $35/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alamosa, $50.82.

Jade Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 81101 ZIP code, covering 18% of the city. Telephone Operating Company of Vermont also offers fiber internet in 81101 and is available to 2.140% of households.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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