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Internet providers in 81401

Find internet providers serving the 81401 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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81401 internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable89%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL64%
Clearnetworx $80.00 150 - 98 MbpsCable100%
Clearnetworx $80.00 150 - 98 MbpsDSL100%
Clearnetworx $80.00 150 - 98 MbpsFiber-optic100%
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81401 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 81401 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 81401 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 100% of those living in the 81401 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 81401 area, and 97.17% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 81401, prices start at $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 81401

The largest internet providers serving the 81401 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Clearnetworx bringing cable and DSL options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all in the 81401 ZIP code, covering 89% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 64% of the area. Montrose’s third most-available internet provider, Clearnetworx, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 81401 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

89%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 81401 ZIP code, covering 89% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 81401 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Montrose, $63.32.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Montrose, $0.37.

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 81401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Montrose's providers, 274 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

64%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 81401 ZIP code, covering 64% 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 significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Montrose, $63.32.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Montrose, $0.37.

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 81401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 64% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Montrose's providers, 274 Mbps.

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Clearnetworx cable internet

Provider

Clearnetworx

Starting price*
$80/mo.
Max download speed

98 Mbps

Max upload speed

98 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Clearnetworx offers broadband to all households in the 81401 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Clearnetworx’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 81401 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Clearnetworx start at $80/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Montrose, $63.32.

Clearnetworx customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 150 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.53 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Montrose, $0.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Clearnetworx offers download speeds up to 98 Mbps and upload speeds up to 98 Mbps in 81401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Montrose's providers, 274 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 81401 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 81401 and the greater Montrose area. HughesNet starting prices are about average in Montrose at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly lower than average in Montrose at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 81401 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 81401 frequently asked questions

Dalton Telephone Co. is the fastest internet provider in the 81401 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.394% of households in 81401. The next fastest internet provider in the 81401 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 89% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 81401 ZIP with service starting at $44.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Montrose, $63.32.

Clearnetworx is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 81401 ZIP code, covering 100% of the city. Dalton Telephone Co. also offers fiber internet in 81401 and is available to 2.394% 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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.