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Internet providers in Portales, NM

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Portales, NM internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 75 MbpsCable91%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 20 MbpsDSL92%
Yucca Telecom $89.95 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic99%
Yucca Telecom $89.95 10 - 6 MbpsDSL0.040%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Portales internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Portales 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 Portales area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 99% of Portales residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 91% of those living in Portales.

There are six internet providers serving the Portales area, and 95.37% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Portales's six internet providers, prices start at $24.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Portales

The largest internet providers in Portales are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and Yucca Telecom bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Portales.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Portales residents, covering 91% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 92% of the area. Portales’s third most-available internet provider, Yucca Telecom, offers fiber-optic to around 99% of Portales residents.

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

91%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Portales covering 91% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Portales, $49.98.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portales, $2.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Portales. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Portales's providers, 190 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Portales covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Portales 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Portales, $49.98.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portales, $2.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Portales. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Portales's providers, 190 Mbps.

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Yucca Telecom fiber-optic internet

Provider

Yucca Telecom

Starting price*
$89.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Fiber-optic from Yucca Telecom offers broadband to all households in Portales covering 99% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Yucca Telecom is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Portales than other internet types.

Internet prices for Yucca Telecom start at $89.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Portales, $49.98.

Yucca Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $9.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portales, $2.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Yucca Telecom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Portales. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Portales's providers, 190 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Portales, you’ll likely have options from fiber-optic, DSL, and cable internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Portales, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Portales and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Portales at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Portales at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Portales residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Portales may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Portales fiber-optic, DSL, and cable internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Yucca Telecom is the fastest internet provider in Portales with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Portales. The next fastest internet provider in Portales is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 75 Mbps to 91% of the area.

Southwestern Wireless offers the cheapest internet in Portales with plans starting at $24.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Portales, $49.98.

Yucca Telecom is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Portales, covering 99% of the city.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.

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.