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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

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Provider
Windstream $19.99 10 - 100 MbpsDSL98%
Windstream $75 10 - 25 MbpsFiber-optic0.099%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 300 MbpsCable100%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic2.446%
HughesNet $59.99 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 cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL 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 2.780% 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 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 88345

The largest internet providers serving the 88345 ZIP code are Windstream, TDS Telecom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, 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 cable from TDS Telecom, which covers 100% of the area. Ruidoso’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, 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

100 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, $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 88345 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% 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

100%

Cable from TDS Telecom offers broadband to all households in the 88345 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

TDS Telecom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 88345 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 88345 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% 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 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 $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 88345 ZIP code. 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 providers in 88345 frequently asked questions

TDS Telecom is the fastest internet provider in the 88345 ZIP code with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 88345. The next fastest internet provider in the 88345 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 88345 ZIP with service 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 serving the 88345 ZIP code, covering 2.446% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in 88345 and is available to 0.099% of households.

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.

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.

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.