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Internet providers in Ruidoso, NM

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Ruidoso, NM internet providers

Provider
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL92%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.271%
BendBroadband - 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable95%
BendBroadband - 300 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.530%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Ruidoso internet service at a glance

At 99%, 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 DSL, which covers 99% of Ruidoso residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 20% 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 $64.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Ruidoso

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 40 Mbps 23 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Ruidoso

The largest internet providers in Ruidoso are HughesNet and Viasat bringing satellite options to Ruidoso.

Satellite internet from HughesNet is available to nearly all Ruidoso residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from Viasat, which covers 100% of the area.

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 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ruidoso, $67.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ruidoso, $3.55.

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, 15 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Viasat 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 start at $69.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ruidoso, $67.49.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.83 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ruidoso, $3.55.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Ruidoso. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ruidoso's providers, 15 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Ruidoso with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 92% of households in Ruidoso. The next fastest internet provider in Ruidoso is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 0.271% of the area.

HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in Ruidoso with plans starting at $64.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ruidoso, $67.49.

BendBroadband 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.

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.

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.

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.