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Internet providers in Golden, CO

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Golden, CO internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable98%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL64%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic1.393%
NewCloudNetworks - -Wired5.480%
Wiggins Telephone Association - 15 - 60 MbpsFiber-optic1.032%
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Golden internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Golden 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 Golden area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Golden residents. 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 2.150% of those living in Golden.

There are eight internet providers serving the Golden area, and 96.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Golden's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Golden

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 173 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 104 Mbps 97 Mbps DSL
Viasat 39 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Rise Broadband 18 Mbps 5 Mbps Wireless

Top high-speed internet providers in Golden

The largest internet providers in Golden are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Golden.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Golden residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 64% of the area. Golden’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Golden residents.

Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Golden covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Golden, $49.15.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Golden, $1.82.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Golden. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Golden's providers, 366 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

64%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Golden covering 64% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Golden 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 Golden, $49.15.

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 Golden, $1.82.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Golden. These download speeds are available to 64% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Golden's providers, 366 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Golden covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Golden 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Golden, $49.15.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Golden, $1.82.

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 Golden. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Golden's providers, 366 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Golden with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Golden. The next fastest internet provider in Golden is DirectLink, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 31% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Golden with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Golden, $49.15.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Golden, covering 1.393% of the city. Wiggins Telephone Association also offers fiber internet in Golden and is available to 1.032% of households.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.