Internet Service Providers in Colorado

Colorado Internet Coverage and Availability

Internet Availability by County

85.9%
3.0%

152.7

25th

High-Speed Internet Access

91.0%

of Coloradans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

79.8%

of Coloradans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Internet Access

96.9%

of Coloradans have access to wireline service

40.3%

of Coloradans have access to fiber-optic service

87.9%

of Coloradans have access to cable service

90.5%

of Coloradans have access to DSL service

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 96.7%
Alamosa 81.4%
Arapahoe 98.5%
Archuleta 80.3%
Baca 62.7%
Bent 73.4%
Boulder 96.0%
Broomfield 98.9%
Chaffee 82.3%
Cheyenne 73.8%
Clear Creek 84.8%
Conejos 65.7%
Costilla 61.6%
Crowley 75.9%
Custer 76.0%
Delta 87.8%
Denver 99.1%
Dolores 73.6%
Douglas 97.2%
Eagle 90.3%
Elbert 65.8%
El Paso 94.6%
Fremont 87.3%
Garfield 83.9%
Gilpin 57.5%
Grand 90.3%
Gunnison 86.8%
Hinsdale 74.6%
Huerfano 63.1%
Jackson 53.4%
Jefferson 98.3%
Kiowa 54.1%
Kit Carson 85.8%
Lake 92.4%
La Plata 82.5%
Larimer 92.0%
Las Animas 67.1%
Lincoln 45.0%
Logan 87.9%
Mesa 92.5%
Mineral 95.7%
Moffat 77.6%
Montezuma 86.7%
Montrose 79.1%
Morgan 92.9%
Otero 87.2%
Ouray 48.1%
Park 50.6%
Phillips 92.1%
Pitkin 91.3%
Prowers 83.2%
Pueblo 94.3%
Rio Blanco 74.1%
Rio Grande 83.9%
Routt 82.9%
Saguache 72.6%
San Juan 92.6%
San Miguel 73.8%
Sedgwick 80.4%
Summit 96.4%
Teller 71.0%
Washington 46.6%
Weld 87.3%
Yuma 71.7%

Internet Speed in Top Colorado Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Denver 149.3 MBPS 42 Providers
2. Colorado Springs 164.7 MBPS 29 Providers
3. Aurora 136.6 MBPS 25 Providers
4. Littleton 190.5 MBPS 30 Providers
5. Fort Collins 195.4 MBPS 22 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Colorado

Provider Avg. download speed
Xfinity 197.1 MBPS
Aerux Broadband 137.3 MBPS
CenturyLink 133.3 MBPS
Rise Broadband 24.8 MBPS
Kellin Communications 7.7 MBPS

High-Speed Internet in Colorado, 2022

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 11/22/2021.

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%.

Internet for Rural Areas in Colorado

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.

Internet Providers By City in Colorado

Average speed over time
Akron 43.5%
10 providers
Alamosa 84.4%
13 providers
Arvada 99.4%
25 providers
Aspen 97.0%
10 providers
Ault 67.2%
15 providers
Aurora 98.6%
25 providers
Austin 96.3%
11 providers
Avon 91.5%
15 providers
Bailey 72.1%
11 providers
Basalt 86.5%
13 providers
Bayfield 80.5%
17 providers
Bellvue 67.5%
9 providers
Bennett 99.5%
17 providers
Berthoud 60.8%
13 providers
Beulah 78.0%
8 providers
Black Hawk 63.2%
15 providers
Boulder 96.6%
23 providers
Breckenridge 99.1%
10 providers
Brighton 96.7%
19 providers
Broomfield 99.5%
21 providers
Brush 93.5%
14 providers
Buena Vista 74.5%
11 providers
Burlington 90.0%
14 providers
Byers 40.6%
14 providers
Calhan 24.2%
14 providers
Canon City 87.5%
15 providers
Carbondale 86.0%
14 providers
Cascade 98.2%
16 providers
Castle Rock 98.2%
23 providers
Cedaredge 98.4%
12 providers
Center 73.7%
12 providers
Cheyenne Wells 92.1%
9 providers
Clifton 97.0%
14 providers
Collbran 0.0%
13 providers
Colorado City 100.0%
8 providers
Colorado Springs 96.8%
29 providers
Commerce City 98.3%
16 providers
Conifer 85.4%
14 providers
Cortez 93.7%
12 providers
Cotopaxi 60.3%
6 providers
Craig 80.1%
16 providers
Crawford 82.4%
8 providers
Crested Butte 98.0%
13 providers
Crestone 93.1%
8 providers
Cripple Creek 23.0%
15 providers
Deer Trail 0.2%
14 providers
Del Norte 78.2%
12 providers
Delta 77.2%
15 providers
Denver 98.5%
42 providers
Dillon 98.3%
10 providers
Divide 76.2%
14 providers
Dolores 93.2%
15 providers
Dove Creek 62.6%
9 providers
Durango 86.0%
17 providers
Eagle 93.2%
12 providers
Eaton 71.9%
17 providers
Eckert 85.0%
12 providers
Edwards 84.4%
14 providers
Elbert 54.7%
16 providers
Elizabeth 75.0%
18 providers
Englewood 98.8%
29 providers
Erie 95.0%
13 providers
Estes Park 96.6%
15 providers
Evans 98.7%
13 providers
Evergreen 93.4%
13 providers
Fairplay 13.4%
10 providers
Firestone 99.3%
12 providers
Florence 95.2%
10 providers
Florissant 42.0%
13 providers
Fort Collins 94.4%
22 providers
Fort Lupton 64.8%
14 providers
Fort Morgan 95.3%
13 providers
Fountain 95.8%
17 providers
Fowler 76.1%
10 providers
Franktown 75.2%
22 providers
Fraser 94.1%
10 providers
Frederick 100.0%
13 providers
Frisco 96.4%
11 providers
Fruita 90.7%
13 providers
Glenwood Springs 87.8%
15 providers
Golden 93.0%
23 providers
Granby 92.8%
10 providers
Grand Junction 98.2%
17 providers
Grand Lake 96.3%
12 providers
Greeley 94.3%
18 providers
Gunnison 86.0%
12 providers
Gypsum 90.6%
13 providers
Haxtun 68.4%
11 providers
Hayden 80.9%
12 providers
Henderson 90.4%
16 providers
Hesperus 60.7%
16 providers
Holly 59.9%
12 providers
Holyoke 99.4%
6 providers
Hotchkiss 90.8%
11 providers
Hudson 53.7%
14 providers
Hugo 79.1%
7 providers
Idaho Springs 86.2%
12 providers
Ignacio 68.2%
16 providers
Johnstown 90.8%
13 providers
Julesburg 84.5%
8 providers
Keenesburg 61.0%
16 providers
Kersey 33.6%
14 providers
Kiowa 54.2%
19 providers
Kremmling 81.3%
10 providers
La Jara 60.8%
9 providers
La Junta 90.1%
11 providers
La Salle 55.9%
16 providers
La Veta 9.3%
10 providers
Lafayette 98.4%
14 providers
Lamar 89.8%
12 providers
Laporte 86.6%
11 providers
Larkspur 78.5%
20 providers
Las Animas 83.1%
10 providers
Leadville 94.2%
13 providers
Littleton 99.4%
30 providers
Livermore 58.0%
9 providers
Loma 46.3%
11 providers
Lone Tree 99.9%
22 providers
Longmont 97.3%
16 providers
Louisville 93.3%
14 providers
Loveland 94.0%
18 providers
Lyons 56.9%
15 providers
Mancos 57.6%
14 providers
Manitou Springs 93.0%
14 providers
Mead 90.7%
14 providers
Meeker 65.7%
9 providers
Milliken 93.3%
13 providers
Minturn 97.4%
10 providers
Monte Vista 84.9%
13 providers
Montrose 83.2%
15 providers
Monument 99.1%
18 providers
Morrison 90.3%
15 providers
Nederland 73.8%
12 providers
New Castle 78.3%
12 providers
Norwood 39.7%
14 providers
Nucla 82.5%
7 providers
Oak Creek 45.7%
9 providers
Olathe 58.0%
14 providers
Olney Springs 86.8%
9 providers
Ordway 79.5%
9 providers
Ouray 29.8%
9 providers
Pagosa Springs 81.5%
14 providers
Palisade 87.3%
14 providers
Palmer Lake 96.5%
17 providers
Paonia 98.2%
11 providers
Parachute 90.5%
12 providers
Parker 96.5%
23 providers
Penrose 86.2%
12 providers
Peyton 70.4%
17 providers
Pierce 83.0%
16 providers
Pine 52.8%
11 providers
Platteville 23.6%
14 providers
Pueblo 95.1%
21 providers
Rangely 86.1%
8 providers
Ridgway 65.9%
11 providers
Rifle 83.4%
13 providers
Rocky Ford 82.9%
10 providers
Rye 99.8%
10 providers
Salida 92.3%
12 providers
San Luis 46.4%
9 providers
Sedalia 63.2%
20 providers
Silt 65.1%
11 providers
Silverthorne 91.0%
9 providers
Snowmass 68.7%
11 providers
Snowmass Village 97.5%
13 providers
South Fork 93.1%
12 providers
Springfield 81.1%
10 providers
Steamboat Springs 92.3%
15 providers
Sterling 94.7%
13 providers
Strasburg 80.0%
15 providers
Stratton 71.7%
8 providers
Tabernash 94.6%
9 providers
Telluride 95.5%
15 providers
Thornton 100.0%
16 providers
Towaoc 71.3%
9 providers
Trinidad 82.7%
12 providers
U S A F Academy 68.4%
18 providers
Vail 99.8%
14 providers
Walsenburg 83.4%
13 providers
Watkins 42.0%
20 providers
Wellington 82.3%
13 providers
Westcliffe 74.5%
7 providers
Westminster 99.9%
19 providers
Wheat Ridge 99.9%
18 providers
Whitewater 45.1%
13 providers
Wiggins 99.5%
12 providers
Windsor 93.8%
17 providers
Winter Park 94.3%
11 providers
Woodland Park 92.8%
16 providers
Wray 81.9%
12 providers
Yoder 6.6%
9 providers
Yuma 57.9%
11 providers

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