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Internet providers in 88220

Find internet providers serving the 88220 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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88220 internet providers

Provider
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL90%
Windstream $75.00 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.080%
BendBroadband - 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable94%
Penasco Valley Telephone Coop $25.00 -Fiber-optic15%
Delcom $45.00 3 - 6 MbpsDSL1.410%
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88220 internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in the 88220 ZIP code 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 88220 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 58% of those living in the 88220 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 88220 area, and 88.01% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 88220, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Carlsbad

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 126 Mbps 71 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 88220

The largest internet providers serving the 88220 ZIP code are Windstream, Penasco Valley Telephone Coop, and HughesNet bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all in the 88220 ZIP code, covering 90% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from Penasco Valley Telephone Coop, which covers 15% of the area. Carlsbad’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 88220 ZIP code.

Windstream DSL internet

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

2,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in the 88220 ZIP code, covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Carlsbad, $49.00.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.10 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carlsbad, $0.60.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in 88220 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Carlsbad's providers, 47 Mbps.

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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

15%

Fiber-optic from Penasco Valley Telephone Coop offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 88220 ZIP code, covering 15% 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 88220 ZIP code 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, $49.00.

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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carlsbad, $0.60.

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 88220 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Carlsbad's providers, 47 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 the 88220 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 88220 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Carlsbad, $49.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carlsbad, $0.60.

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 88220 ZIP code. 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, 47 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 88220 frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in the 88220 ZIP code with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 90% of households in 88220. The next fastest internet provider in the 88220 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 1.080% of the area.

Penasco Valley Telephone Coop offers the cheapest internet in the 88220 ZIP with service starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Carlsbad, $49.00.

Penasco Valley Telephone Coop is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 88220 ZIP code, covering 15% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in 88220 and is available to 1.080% of households.

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.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.