Internet providers in Sterling, CO

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Sterling, CO internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL98%
Kentec Communications $48.00 50 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic53%
Wiggins Telephone Association $35.00 3 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic1.551%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Sterling internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Sterling 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 Sterling area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Sterling residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 53% of those living in Sterling.

There are nine internet providers serving the Sterling area, and 97.57% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sterling's nine internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Sterling

The largest internet providers in Sterling are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Kentec Communications bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Sterling.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Sterling residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 98% of the area. Sterling’s third most-available internet provider, Kentec Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 53% of Sterling residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Sterling covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Sterling 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 Sterling, $43.54.

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 Sterling, $0.95.

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 Sterling. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 171 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

98%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Sterling covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Sterling 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 Sterling, $43.54.

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 Sterling, $0.95.

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 Sterling. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 171 Mbps.

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Kentec Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Kentec Communications

Starting price*
$48/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

53%

Fiber-optic from Kentec Communications offers broadband to about half of households in Sterling covering 53% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Kentec Communications is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Sterling than other internet types.

Internet prices for Kentec Communications start at $48/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $43.54.

Kentec Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.96 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Kentec Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Sterling. These download speeds are available to 53% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 171 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Sterling, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Sterling, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Sterling and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sterling at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Sterling at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Sterling residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Sterling may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Sterling cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Kentec Communications is the fastest internet provider in Sterling with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 53% of households in Sterling. The next fastest internet provider in Sterling is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Viaero Wireless offers the cheapest internet in Sterling with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $43.54.

Kentec Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Sterling, covering 53% of the city. Wiggins Telephone Association also offers fiber internet in Sterling and is available to 1.551% of households.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.