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Internet providers in 88345

Find internet providers serving the 88345 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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88345 internet providers

Provider
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL98%
Windstream $75.00 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.100%
BendBroadband - 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
BendBroadband - 300 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.450%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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88345 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 88345 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 88345 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 23% of those living in the 88345 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 88345 area, and 98.19% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 88345, prices start at $19.99 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 88345

The largest internet providers serving the 88345 ZIP code are Windstream, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all in the 88345 ZIP code, covering 98% 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, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 88345 ZIP code.

Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

2,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in the 88345 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Ruidoso, $67.49.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.10 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ruidoso, $0.46.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in 88345 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ruidoso's providers, 52 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 88345 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 88345 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 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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ruidoso, $0.46.

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 88345 ZIP code. 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 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 the 88345 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 88345 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 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, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ruidoso, $0.46.

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 88345 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Ruidoso's providers, 52 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 88345 frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in the 88345 ZIP code with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in 88345. The next fastest internet provider in the 88345 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 0.100% of the area.

HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in the 88345 ZIP with service 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 serving the 88345 ZIP code, covering 2.450% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in 88345 and is available to 0.100% of households.

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.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.