Internet providers in Ruidoso, NM

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Ruidoso internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in Ruidoso 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 Ruidoso area will have access to cable, which covers 95% of Ruidoso residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.950% of those living in Ruidoso.

There are five internet providers serving the Ruidoso area, and 91.29% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Ruidoso's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Ruidoso

The largest internet providers in Ruidoso are Windstream, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing DSL and satellite options to Ruidoso.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all Ruidoso residents, covering 92% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Ruidoso’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Ruidoso residents.

Windstream DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

92%

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

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Ruidoso 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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Ruidoso, $46.66.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ruidoso, $4.24.

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 Ruidoso. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Ruidoso's providers, 52 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 Ruidoso covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Ruidoso 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 Ruidoso, $46.66.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ruidoso, $4.24.

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 Ruidoso. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Ruidoso's providers, 52 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

5 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Ruidoso covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Ruidoso 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, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ruidoso, $46.66.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ruidoso, $4.24.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Ruidoso. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Ruidoso's providers, 52 Mbps.

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Ruidoso, NM internet providers

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Provider
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 Mbps DSL 92%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 25 Mbps Fiber-optic 0.271%
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. - - Cable 95%
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. - - Fiber-optic 1.530%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. is the fastest internet provider in Ruidoso with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Ruidoso. The next fastest internet provider in Ruidoso is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 92% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Ruidoso with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Ruidoso, $46.66.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Ruidoso, covering 1.530% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in Ruidoso and is available to 0.271% of households.

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.

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.

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