Internet Service in Colorado

Internet Access in Colorado

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Coverage by County

85.9%
3.0%

103.2

25th

Broadband Speeds

90.2%

of Coloradans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

3.7%

of Coloradans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

96.9%

of Coloradans have access to wireline service

63.7%

of Coloradans have access to fiber-optic service

87.4%

of Coloradans have access to cable service

93.5%

of Coloradans have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in Colorado

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 96.3%
Alamosa 78.2%
Arapahoe 98.3%
Archuleta 62.5%
Baca 33.2%
Bent 47.9%
Boulder 94.0%
Broomfield 98.0%
Chaffee 72.9%
Cheyenne 66.5%
Clear Creek 79.2%
Conejos 54.3%
Costilla 61.2%
Crowley 43.3%
Custer 51.3%
Delta 86.2%
Denver 98.3%
Dolores 31.7%
Douglas 96.8%
Eagle 89.0%
Elbert 57.1%
El Paso 94.0%
Fremont 85.2%
Garfield 82.5%
Gilpin 44.6%
Grand 78.3%
Gunnison 85.9%
Hinsdale 48.0%
Huerfano 62.4%
Jackson 24.3%
Jefferson 97.7%
Kiowa 55.8%
Kit Carson 51.6%
Lake 91.2%
La Plata 77.9%
Larimer 91.3%
Las Animas 65.2%
Lincoln 22.1%
Logan 87.0%
Mesa 91.9%
Mineral 92.0%
Moffat 77.6%
Montezuma 71.4%
Montrose 73.4%
Morgan 90.6%
Otero 85.2%
Ouray 38.2%
Park 48.5%
Phillips 92.1%
Pitkin 91.0%
Prowers 72.1%
Pueblo 92.9%
Rio Blanco 72.5%
Rio Grande 79.3%
Routt 77.5%
Saguache 58.4%
San Juan 69.0%
San Miguel 64.9%
Sedgwick 76.2%
Summit 94.9%
Teller 68.6%
Washington 15.9%
Weld 85.8%
Yuma 57.8%

Internet Speed in Top Colorado Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Denver 97.8 MBPS 41 Providers
2. Colorado Springs 108.0 MBPS 28 Providers
3. Aurora 102.2 MBPS 24 Providers
4. Littleton 130.9 MBPS 27 Providers
5. Fort Collins 106.3 MBPS 20 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Colorado

Provider Avg. download speed
XFINITY from Comcast 135.0 MBPS
CenturyLink 84.4 MBPS
Aerux Broadband 33.2 MBPS
Kellin Communications 17.7 MBPS
Rise Broadband 15.5 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Colorado, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 2/2/2021.

The mile-high state of Colorado is fairly average when it comes to internet connectivity and high-speed access when compared to other states. It is the 25th most connected state in the U.S. Overall, internet connection is spread relatively equally across the state, however, the southwest corner boasts the highest availability percentage of gigabit internet. In Colorado, the statewide average download speed is currently 70.5 Mbps.

The Digital Divide in Colorado

In order to calculate the digital divide, two main aspects need to be taken into consideration: public internet availability and affordability.

le most of the state of Colorado has access to a 25 Mbps wired internet connection, (92.9% of the population to be exact), 397,000 people still do not have access to a wired connection capable of achieving the same speeds. On top of this, another 173,000 people don’t have access to a wired internet connection at all in the area in which they live.

When it comes to broadband affordability, Colorado is struggling to keep up with the rest of the U.S. According to our latest affordability data, only a mere 3% of Colorado’s residents have access to a standalone internet plan under $60 per month. Of all 50 states, there are only 3 states that perform worse in this category.

Best-Connected Cities

In Colorado, Longmont is currently the most connected town in the state. 100% of Longmont’s 117,461 residents have affordable internet plans costing less than $60/mo available to them. Additionally, 95% of that population has access to wired high-speed internet options.

Of the larger cities in Colorado Littleton is number one. This thriving metropolis shares the same sprawling broadband coverage as Longmont, with an even better wired connection availability of 98%.

Worst-Connected Cities

On the flip-side of the coin, Monarch is the worst-connected town in Colorado. The 10 people living in Monarch have no access to a wired connection, meaning that the fastest speed they can acquire is 25 Mbps from a satellite provider.

Governmental Initiatives

In 2010 the Colorado government installed the Colorado Broadband Data and Development Program. This program was designed in order to collect data to better serve the needs of the Colorado public, as well as give greater broadband access to rural areas of the state, and “ensure that all students in Colorado have access to scalable infrastructure, high-speed affordable bandwidth, and ubiquitous Wi-Fi for digital learning.”

Since its creation, The Colorado Broadband Data and Development program has been awarded $5,382,082 in federal grants towards the state’s broadband initiative. In addition, The Colorado Government has also awarded an additional $112,772,612 (3.2% of all federal infrastructure grants) to various other broadband infrastructure projects throughout the state.

These government initiatives have proven to be successful. Since 2011 access to a wired connection of at least 10 Mbps has made a considerable leap from 78.6% to almost 97% of Colorado residents.

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. More about our data here.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Colorado Cities

Average speed over time
Akron 4.9%
10 providers
Alamosa 81.0%
12 providers
Antonito 62.3%
9 providers
Arvada 99.4%
23 providers
Aspen 96.9%
8 providers
Ault 59.3%
14 providers
Aurora 98.5%
24 providers
Austin 96.2%
9 providers
Avon 98.7%
14 providers
Bailey 72.0%
9 providers
Basalt 84.6%
10 providers
Bayfield 77.7%
13 providers
Bellvue 60.8%
12 providers
Bennett 99.5%
15 providers
Berthoud 65.3%
12 providers
Beulah 77.8%
8 providers
Black Hawk 52.8%
13 providers
Boulder 93.7%
22 providers
Breckenridge 98.8%
8 providers
Brighton 95.0%
18 providers
Broomfield 99.0%
18 providers
Brush 90.7%
13 providers
Buena Vista 69.5%
11 providers
Burlington 49.8%
11 providers
Byers 40.3%
12 providers
Calhan 12.3%
12 providers
Canon City 87.3%
13 providers
Carbondale 85.7%
12 providers
Cascade 98.2%
14 providers
Castle Rock 97.9%
21 providers
Cedaredge 97.4%
10 providers
Center 54.4%
10 providers
Cheyenne Wells 85.9%
8 providers
Clifton 97.0%
12 providers
Collbran 0.0%
10 providers
Colorado City 100.0%
9 providers
Colorado Springs 96.5%
28 providers
Commerce City 98.2%
14 providers
Conifer 83.0%
12 providers
Cortez 83.4%
10 providers
Cotopaxi 36.5%
8 providers
Craig 80.3%
13 providers
Crawford 82.8%
8 providers
Crested Butte 97.0%
12 providers
Crestone 93.1%
9 providers
Cripple Creek 16.4%
13 providers
Dacono 98.2%
13 providers
Deer Trail 0.0%
12 providers
Del Norte 69.2%
10 providers
Delta 74.3%
13 providers
Denver 98.0%
41 providers
Dillon 98.3%
8 providers
Divide 72.3%
12 providers
Dolores 79.3%
12 providers
Dove Creek 4.1%
8 providers
Durango 83.6%
15 providers
Eagle 85.1%
12 providers
Eaton 68.1%
15 providers
Eckert 83.8%
10 providers
Edwards 84.4%
13 providers
Elbert 51.2%
16 providers
Elizabeth 66.4%
16 providers
Englewood 98.3%
28 providers
Erie 94.7%
11 providers
Estes Park 96.1%
14 providers
Evans 98.4%
11 providers
Evergreen 90.8%
11 providers
Fairplay 13.8%
9 providers
Firestone 99.3%
10 providers
Florence 93.7%
10 providers
Florissant 38.8%
11 providers
Fort Collins 94.0%
20 providers
Fort Lupton 63.6%
12 providers
Fort Morgan 94.1%
11 providers
Fountain 95.5%
15 providers
Fowler 74.3%
10 providers
Franktown 71.2%
19 providers
Fraser 93.0%
10 providers
Frederick 100.0%
11 providers
Frisco 88.1%
9 providers
Fruita 90.5%
11 providers
Glenwood Springs 87.3%
14 providers
Golden 91.1%
21 providers
Granby 91.1%
8 providers
Grand Junction 98.2%
17 providers
Grand Lake 96.2%
9 providers
Greeley 93.8%
15 providers
Gunnison 85.2%
12 providers
Gypsum 82.9%
11 providers
Haxtun 68.4%
8 providers
Hayden 79.5%
10 providers
Henderson 90.1%
14 providers
Hesperus 41.5%
12 providers
Holly 18.2%
10 providers
Holyoke 99.4%
6 providers
Hotchkiss 88.7%
9 providers
Hudson 45.6%
12 providers
Hugo 72.6%
7 providers
Idaho Springs 83.9%
9 providers
Ignacio 50.0%
14 providers
Indian Hills 98.9%
10 providers
Johnstown 87.9%
11 providers
Julesburg 83.7%
8 providers
Keenesburg 58.3%
13 providers
Kersey 24.9%
10 providers
Kiowa 47.3%
17 providers
Kremmling 27.2%
7 providers
La Jara 54.7%
9 providers
La Junta 88.5%
9 providers
La Salle 55.0%
14 providers
La Veta 9.3%
10 providers
Lafayette 98.0%
13 providers
Lamar 89.1%
10 providers
Laporte 83.9%
11 providers
Larkspur 79.6%
17 providers
Las Animas 50.4%
10 providers
Leadville 94.0%
11 providers
Limon 0.5%
10 providers
Littleton 98.9%
27 providers
Livermore 34.1%
8 providers
Loma 35.2%
9 providers
Lone Tree 99.6%
20 providers
Longmont 96.9%
15 providers
Louisville 93.0%
12 providers
Loveland 93.2%
17 providers
Lyons 54.3%
14 providers
Mancos 38.6%
11 providers
Manitou Springs 93.0%
12 providers
Mead 91.7%
12 providers
Meeker 64.2%
7 providers
Milliken 92.4%
12 providers
Minturn 93.9%
8 providers
Monte Vista 83.2%
11 providers
Montrose 81.9%
15 providers
Monument 98.9%
17 providers
Morrison 86.1%
13 providers
Nederland 35.7%
10 providers
New Castle 77.1%
9 providers
Norwood 1.0%
11 providers
Nucla 26.6%
7 providers
Oak Creek 41.3%
7 providers
Olathe 47.9%
14 providers
Olney Springs 80.7%
9 providers
Ordway 19.2%
9 providers
Ouray 14.1%
9 providers
Pagosa Springs 65.6%
13 providers
Palisade 86.3%
12 providers
Palmer Lake 94.3%
15 providers
Paonia 97.7%
10 providers
Parachute 90.1%
9 providers
Parker 95.0%
20 providers
Penrose 84.0%
11 providers
Peyton 70.0%
16 providers
Pierce 79.1%
14 providers
Pine 45.2%
9 providers
Platteville 29.4%
12 providers
Pueblo 93.7%
19 providers
Rangely 84.3%
8 providers
Ridgway 55.0%
11 providers
Rifle 79.0%
11 providers
Rocky Ford 83.1%
10 providers
Rye 99.8%
10 providers
Salida 78.7%
10 providers
San Luis 45.2%
9 providers
Sedalia 48.3%
17 providers
Silt 64.0%
10 providers
Silverthorne 89.9%
8 providers
Snowmass 67.7%
9 providers
Snowmass Village 98.5%
11 providers
South Fork 92.1%
9 providers
Springfield 41.2%
8 providers
Steamboat Springs 87.5%
13 providers
Sterling 94.6%
13 providers
Strasburg 70.0%
13 providers
Stratton 29.8%
8 providers
Tabernash 80.6%
9 providers
Telluride 94.4%
13 providers
Thornton 98.3%
14 providers
Towaoc 33.0%
7 providers
Trinidad 80.1%
9 providers
U S A F Academy 63.7%
16 providers
Vail 99.9%
14 providers
Walden 26.1%
7 providers
Walsenburg 81.3%
11 providers
Watkins 42.0%
18 providers
Wellington 81.3%
10 providers
Westcliffe 48.3%
9 providers
Westminster 99.9%
17 providers
Wheat Ridge 99.9%
16 providers
Whitewater 34.3%
11 providers
Wiggins 94.4%
10 providers
Windsor 90.6%
15 providers
Winter Park 89.5%
9 providers
Woodland Park 91.5%
14 providers
Wray 74.4%
10 providers
Yoder 6.6%
9 providers
Yuma 34.6%
9 providers