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Internet providers in 87124

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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 250 MbpsCable7.624%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.618%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL88%
Sparklight $30 15 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
GTT Communications - -DSL7.657%
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87124 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 87124 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 87124 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.620% of those living in the 87124 ZIP code.

There are 10 internet providers serving the 87124 area, and 99.10% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 10 internet providers in 87124, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 87124

The largest internet providers serving the 87124 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Sparklight, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 87124 ZIP code, covering 88% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Sparklight, which covers 99% of the area. Rio Rancho’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 87124 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

88%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 87124 ZIP code, covering 88% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rio Rancho, $44.98.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rio Rancho, $3.21.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 87124 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rio Rancho's providers, 354 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider
Sparklight
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Sparklight offers broadband to all households in the 87124 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

Sparklight’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 87124 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Sparklight start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Rio Rancho, $44.98.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rio Rancho, $3.21.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sparklight offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 87124 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rio Rancho's providers, 354 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 87124 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 87124 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 Rio Rancho, $44.98.

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 Rio Rancho, $3.21.

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 87124 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rio Rancho's providers, 354 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 87124 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 87124 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.618% of households in 87124. The next fastest internet provider in the 87124 ZIP code is Sparklight, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 87124 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rio Rancho, $44.98.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 87124 ZIP code, covering 1.618% of the city.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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.