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Internet providers in Sterling, CO

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Sterling, CO internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL98%
Kentec Communications $55.00 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic53%
Wiggins Telephone Association - 15 - 60 MbpsFiber-optic1.551%
HughesNet $64.99 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. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 62% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 56% 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 $35 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Sterling

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Vistabeam 41 Mbps 8 Mbps Wireless
Kentec Communications 118 Mbps 78 Mbps Wireless
Spectrum 101 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable

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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $52.87.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $0.66.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Sterling. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 181 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

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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $52.87.

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 Sterling, $0.66.

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 Sterling. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 181 Mbps.

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Kentec Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Kentec Communications

Starting price*
$55/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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $52.87.

Kentec Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.55 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $0.66.

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, 181 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sterling at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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 $64.99 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

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

Viaero Wireless offers the cheapest internet in Sterling with plans starting at $35/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $52.87.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.