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Internet providers in Carlsbad, NM

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Carlsbad, NM internet providers

Provider
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL89%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.357%
BendBroadband - 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
Penasco Valley Telephone Coop $25.00 -Fiber-optic17%
BendBroadband - 300 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.426%
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Carlsbad internet service at a glance

At 100%, 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 DSL, which covers 99% of Carlsbad residents. Cable 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 56% 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 $25 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Carlsbad

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 128 Mbps 72 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Carlsbad

The largest internet providers in Carlsbad are Penasco Valley Telephone Coop, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing fiber-optic and satellite options to Carlsbad.

Fiber-optic internet from Penasco Valley Telephone Coop is available to many Carlsbad residents, covering 17% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Carlsbad’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Carlsbad residents.

Penasco Valley Telephone Coop fiber-optic internet

Provider

Penasco Valley Telephone Coop

Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

1.5 Mbps

Average availability

17%

Fiber-optic from Penasco Valley Telephone Coop offers broadband to a limited number of households in Carlsbad covering 17% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Penasco Valley Telephone Coop is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Carlsbad than other internet types.

Internet prices for Penasco Valley Telephone Coop start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Carlsbad, $50.00.

Penasco Valley Telephone Coop customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carlsbad, $2.94.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Penasco Valley Telephone Coop offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 1.5 Mbps in Carlsbad. These download speeds are available to 17% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Carlsbad's providers, 15 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Carlsbad, $50.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carlsbad, $2.94.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Carlsbad's providers, 15 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Carlsbad covering 100% of the area.

Viasat 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 Viasat start at $69.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Carlsbad, $50.00.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.83 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carlsbad, $2.94.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Carlsbad. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Carlsbad's providers, 15 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Carlsbad with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 89% of households in Carlsbad. The next fastest internet provider in Carlsbad is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 1.357% of the area.

Penasco Valley Telephone Coop offers the cheapest internet in Carlsbad with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Carlsbad, $50.00.

Penasco Valley Telephone Coop 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.

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.

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.

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.