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Internet providers in 87144

Find internet providers serving the 87144 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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87144 internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable1.710%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL100%
Sparklight $45.00 200 - 940 MbpsCable97%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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87144 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 87144 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 87144 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 98% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 11% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 3.010% of those living in the 87144 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 87144 area, and 96.99% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 87144, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Rio Rancho

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 148 Mbps 12 Mbps Cable
Sparklight 112 Mbps 45 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 74 Mbps 28 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 87144

The largest internet providers serving the 87144 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 87144 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Sparklight, which covers 97% of the area. Rio Rancho’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 87144 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in the 87144 ZIP code, covering 100% 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rio Rancho, $48.73.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rio Rancho, $1.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 87144 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rio Rancho's providers, 310 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider

Sparklight

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Sparklight offers broadband to nearly all households in the 87144 ZIP code, covering 97% of the area.

Sparklight’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 87144 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Sparklight start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rio Rancho, $48.73.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.23 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rio Rancho, $1.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sparklight offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 87144 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rio Rancho's providers, 310 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 87144 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 87144 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 Rio Rancho, $48.73.

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 Rio Rancho, $1.25.

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 87144 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, 310 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 87144 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 87144 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.710% of households in 87144. The next fastest internet provider in the 87144 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 87144 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rio Rancho, $48.73.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

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Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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.