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Internet providers in Ruidoso, NM

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Ruidoso, NM internet providers

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Windstream $19.99 10 - 100 MbpsDSL92%
Windstream $75 10 - 25 MbpsFiber-optic0.271%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 300 MbpsCable95%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic1.530%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Ruidoso

The largest internet providers in Ruidoso are Windstream, TDS Telecom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, 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 cable from TDS Telecom, which covers 95% of the area. Ruidoso’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Ruidoso residents.

Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Ruidoso, $37.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ruidoso, $3.17.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Ruidoso's providers, 112 Mbps.

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TDS Telecom cable internet

Provider

TDS Telecom

Starting price*
$35/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Cable from TDS Telecom offers broadband to nearly all households in Ruidoso covering 95% of the area.

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

Internet prices for TDS Telecom start at $35/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ruidoso, $37.99.

TDS Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $35.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ruidoso, $3.17.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, TDS Telecom offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Ruidoso. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ruidoso's providers, 112 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, $37.99.

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 Ruidoso, $3.17.

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 slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Ruidoso's providers, 112 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

TDS Telecom 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 $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Ruidoso, $37.99.

TDS Telecom 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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.