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Internet providers in Carlsbad, NM

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Windstream $19.99 10 - 100 MbpsDSL89%
Windstream $75 10 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic1.357%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 300 MbpsCable96%
Penasco Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. - -Fiber-optic17%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 300 MbpsFiber-optic0.426%
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Carlsbad internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Carlsbad is slightly higher than the rest of New Mexico - 84%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Carlsbad area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of Carlsbad residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 18% of those living in Carlsbad.

There are seven internet providers serving the Carlsbad area, and 89.60% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Carlsbad's seven internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Carlsbad

The largest internet providers in Carlsbad are Windstream, TDS Telecom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Carlsbad.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all Carlsbad residents, covering 89% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from TDS Telecom, which covers 96% of the area. Carlsbad’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Carlsbad residents.

Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

89%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in Carlsbad covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Carlsbad 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Carlsbad, $37.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carlsbad, $3.17.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Carlsbad. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Carlsbad's providers, 167 Mbps.

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TDS Telecom cable internet

Provider

TDS Telecom

Starting price*
$35/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Cable from TDS Telecom offers broadband to nearly all households in Carlsbad covering 96% of the area.

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

Internet prices for TDS Telecom start at $35/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Carlsbad, $37.99.

TDS Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $35.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carlsbad, $3.17.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, TDS Telecom offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Carlsbad. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Carlsbad's providers, 167 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 Carlsbad covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Carlsbad 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Carlsbad, $37.99.

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 Carlsbad, $3.17.

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 Carlsbad. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Carlsbad's providers, 167 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

TDS Telecom is the fastest internet provider in Carlsbad with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Carlsbad. The next fastest internet provider in Carlsbad is TDS Telecom, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 0.426% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Carlsbad with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Carlsbad, $37.99.

Penasco Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Carlsbad, covering 17% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in Carlsbad and is available to 1.357% of households.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.

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.