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Internet providers in 88220

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Windstream $19.99 10 - 100 MbpsDSL90%
Windstream $75 10 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic1.077%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 300 MbpsCable94%
Penasco Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. - -Fiber-optic15%
Dell Telephone Cooperative, Inc. - -DSL1.408%
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88220 internet service at a glance

At 99%, 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 cable, which covers 94% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 17% 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 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 88220

The largest internet providers serving the 88220 ZIP code are Windstream, TDS Telecom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all in the 88220 ZIP code, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from TDS Telecom, which covers 94% 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

100 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, $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 88220 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 90% 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

94%

Cable from TDS Telecom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 88220 ZIP code, covering 94% of the area.

TDS Telecom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 88220 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 88220 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% 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 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 $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 88220 ZIP code. 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 providers in 88220 frequently asked questions

TDS Telecom is the fastest internet provider in the 88220 ZIP code with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 94% of households in 88220. The next fastest internet provider in the 88220 ZIP code is TDS Telecom, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 0.663% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 88220 ZIP with service 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 serving the 88220 ZIP code, covering 15% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in 88220 and is available to 1.077% of households.

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The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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.