Internet providers in 81201

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81201 internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable67%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL74%
NewCloud Networks - -Wired2.603%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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81201 internet service at a glance

At 93%, broadband coverage in the 81201 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 81201 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 92% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 67% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Salida, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the 81201 area, and 66.40% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 81201, prices start at $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 81201

The largest internet providers serving the 81201 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to most in the 81201 ZIP code, covering 67% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 74% of the area. Salida’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 81201 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

67%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to most households in the 81201 ZIP code, covering 67% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 81201 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Salida, $50.00.

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 Salida, $1.85.

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 81201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 67% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Salida's providers, 59 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

74%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 81201 ZIP code, covering 74% 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Salida, $50.00.

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 Salida, $1.85.

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 81201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 74% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Salida's providers, 59 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 81201 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 81201 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Salida, $50.00.

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 Salida, $1.85.

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 81201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Salida's providers, 59 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 81201 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 81201 ZIP code with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 67% of households in 81201. The next fastest internet provider in the 81201 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 74% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 81201 ZIP with service starting at $44.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Salida, $50.00.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.