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Internet providers in 88061

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88061 internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 75 MbpsCable87%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL77%
Alpha Enterprises $31.50 4 - 6 MbpsDSL76%
Cyber Mesa Telecom $34.95 5 - 7 MbpsDSL6.878%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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88061 internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in the 88061 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 88061 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 87% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Silver City, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the 88061 area, and 91.90% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 88061, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 88061

The largest internet providers serving the 88061 ZIP code are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and Alpha Enterprises bringing cable and DSL options to the area.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all in the 88061 ZIP code, covering 87% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 77% of the area. Silver City’s third most-available internet provider, Alpha Enterprises, offers DSL to around 76% of residents in the 88061 ZIP code.

Xfinity cable internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

87%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in the 88061 ZIP code, covering 87% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 88061 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Silver City, $43.05.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Silver City, $3.07.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 88061 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 87% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Silver City's providers, 33 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

77%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 88061 ZIP code, covering 77% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Silver City, $43.05.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Silver City, $3.07.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 88061 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Silver City's providers, 33 Mbps.

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Alpha Enterprises DSL internet

Provider

Alpha Enterprises

Starting price*
$31.5/mo.
Max download speed

6 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

76%

DSL from Alpha Enterprises offers broadband to most households in the 88061 ZIP code, covering 76% of the area.

DSL internet from Alpha Enterprises 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 Alpha Enterprises start at $31.5/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Silver City, $43.05.

Alpha Enterprises customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $7.88 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Silver City, $3.07.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Alpha Enterprises offers download speeds up to 6 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps in 88061 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 76% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Silver City's providers, 33 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 88061 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 88061 and the greater Silver City area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Silver City at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Silver City at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 88061 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Silver City may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Silver City cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 88061 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 88061 ZIP code with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 77% of households in 88061. The next fastest internet provider in the 88061 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 75 Mbps to 87% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 88061 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Silver City, $43.05.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.