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Internet providers in 81521

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable87%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL86%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 5 MbpsSatellite100%
Rise Broadband $39.95 5 - 15 MbpsWireless98%
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81521 internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in the 81521 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 81521 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 88% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Fruita, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the 81521 area, and 87.46% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 81521, prices start at $39.95 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 81521

The largest internet providers serving the 81521 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all in the 81521 ZIP code, covering 87% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 86% of the area. Fruita’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 81521 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

87%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 81521 ZIP code, covering 87% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 81521 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fruita, $47.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fruita, $2.09.

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 81521 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 87% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Fruita's providers, 49 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

86%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 81521 ZIP code, covering 86% 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 Fruita, $47.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fruita, $2.09.

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 81521 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Fruita's providers, 49 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 81521 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 81521 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 Fruita, $47.99.

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 Fruita, $2.09.

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 81521 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Fruita's providers, 49 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 81521 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 81521 ZIP code with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 87% of households in 81521. The next fastest internet provider in the 81521 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 86% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in the 81521 ZIP with service starting at $39.95/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Fruita, $47.99.

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.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.