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Internet providers in 81321

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CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL84%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 300 MbpsCable64%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 5 MbpsSatellite100%
Tarkus Enterprises, LLC - -Wireless3.814%
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81321 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 81321 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 81321 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 64% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Cortez, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the 81321 area, and 63.61% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 81321, prices start at $35 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 81321

The largest internet providers serving the 81321 ZIP code are CenturyLink, TDS Telecom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 81321 ZIP code, covering 84% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from TDS Telecom, which covers 64% of the area. Cortez’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 81321 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

84%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 81321 ZIP code, covering 84% 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 Cortez, $47.50.

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 Cortez, $3.65.

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 81321 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Cortez's providers, 108 Mbps.

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TDS Telecom cable internet

Provider

TDS Telecom

Starting price*
$35/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

64%

Cable from TDS Telecom offers broadband to most households in the 81321 ZIP code, covering 64% of the area.

TDS Telecom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 81321 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for TDS Telecom start at $35/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Cortez, $47.50.

TDS Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $35.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cortez, $3.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, TDS Telecom offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 81321 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 64% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cortez's providers, 108 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 81321 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 81321 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 Cortez, $47.50.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cortez, $3.65.

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 81321 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Cortez's providers, 108 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 81321 frequently asked questions

TDS Telecom is the fastest internet provider in the 81321 ZIP code with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 64% of households in 81321. The next fastest internet provider in the 81321 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 84% of the area.

TDS Telecom offers the cheapest internet in the 81321 ZIP with service starting at $35/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cortez, $47.50.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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