Internet providers in 88220

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88220 internet providers

Provider
Windstream $19.99 15 - 100 MbpsDSL90%
Windstream $75.00 15 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic1.077%
BendBroadband - 100 - 300 MbpsCable94%
Penasco Valley Telephone Coop - -Fiber-optic15%
Delcom $45.00 3 - 6 MbpsDSL1.408%
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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, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL 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 satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Carlsbad’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, 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, $39.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.33 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carlsbad, $2.86.

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 faster than the average max speeds from all Carlsbad's providers, 42 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, $39.99.

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, $2.86.

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, 42 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

5 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in the 88220 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Viasat 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 Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Carlsbad, $39.99.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carlsbad, $2.86.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 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, 42 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 88220 frequently asked questions

BendBroadband 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 BendBroadband, 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, $39.99.

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 1.077% of households.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.