Colorado Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Colorado Internet Facts in 2022

  • Colorado currently ranks 28th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly one in ten Colorado residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that six in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,850 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

Colorado, with 91% of people having access to 100Mbps broadband, ranks 28th (tying with Michigan, Minnesota, and Texas) among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Denver 98.97%
Broomfield 98.86%
Arapahoe 98.20%
Jefferson 96.93%
Adams 96.25%
Douglas 95.92%
Boulder 95.02%
Summit 94.87%
Mineral 94.10%
El Paso 93.50%
Lowest
Cheyenne 0%
Jackson 0%
Hinsdale 0.83%
Crowley 1.56%
Lincoln 2.51%
Kiowa 3.43%
Baca 4.41%
Bent 6.05%
Custer 10.15%
Washington 13.50%

In Colorado, 79.8% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 15th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Colorado

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 91%
  • Without: 9%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 91%
  • Cellular data only: 10%
  • Satellite: 8%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 3%
  • 18-64: 4%
  • 65+ adults: 6%

  • <$20,000: 29%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 11%
  • $75,000+: 3%

  • Black: 5%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 8%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Mixed race: 5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6%
  • White: 3%

  • Employed: 4%
  • Unemployed: 5%

  • Less than high school: 9%
  • Some college or associate degree: 5%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%

Internet Speed in Top Colorado Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Denver 158.6 MBPS 43 Providers
Colorado Springs 178.3 MBPS 30 Providers
Aurora 161.2 MBPS 26 Providers
Littleton 203.0 MBPS 31 Providers
Fort Collins 199.9 MBPS 23 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Colorado

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Xfinity 213.1 MBPS
Aerux Broadband 182.2 MBPS
CenturyLink 144.9 MBPS
Rise Broadband 27.8 MBPS
Kellin Communications 12.1 MBPS

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 Providers By City in Colorado

Akron 43.5% 10 providers
Alamosa 84.4% 14 providers
Arvada 99.4% 26 providers
Aspen 97.0% 11 providers
Ault 67.2% 16 providers
Aurora 98.6% 26 providers
Austin 96.3% 12 providers
Avon 91.5% 16 providers
Bailey 72.1% 12 providers
Basalt 86.5% 14 providers
Bayfield 80.5% 17 providers
Bellvue 67.5% 9 providers
Bennett 99.5% 18 providers
Berthoud 60.8% 14 providers
Beulah 78.0% 8 providers
Black Hawk 63.2% 16 providers
Boulder 96.6% 24 providers
Breckenridge 99.1% 11 providers
Brighton 96.7% 20 providers
Broomfield 99.5% 22 providers
Brush 93.5% 15 providers
Buena Vista 74.5% 12 providers
Burlington 90.0% 15 providers
Byers 40.6% 15 providers
Calhan 24.2% 15 providers
Canon City 87.5% 16 providers
Carbondale 86.0% 15 providers
Castle Rock 98.2% 24 providers
Cedaredge 98.4% 13 providers
Center 73.7% 13 providers
Cheyenne Wells 92.1% 9 providers
Clifton 97.0% 15 providers
Collbran 0.0% 14 providers
Colorado City 100.0% 8 providers
Colorado Springs 96.8% 30 providers
Commerce City 98.3% 17 providers
Conifer 85.4% 16 providers
Cortez 93.7% 13 providers
Craig 80.1% 17 providers
Crawford 82.4% 8 providers
Crested Butte 98.0% 14 providers
Crestone 93.1% 8 providers
Cripple Creek 23.0% 16 providers
Dacono 98.3% 15 providers
Deer Trail 0.2% 15 providers
Del Norte 78.2% 13 providers
Delta 77.2% 16 providers
Denver 98.5% 43 providers
Dillon 98.3% 11 providers
Divide 76.2% 15 providers
Dolores 93.2% 16 providers
Dove Creek 62.6% 9 providers
Durango 86.0% 18 providers
Eagle 93.2% 13 providers
Eaton 71.9% 18 providers
Eckert 85.0% 13 providers
Edwards 84.4% 15 providers
Elbert 54.7% 16 providers
Elizabeth 75.0% 19 providers
Englewood 98.8% 30 providers
Erie 95.0% 14 providers
Estes Park 96.6% 16 providers
Evans 98.7% 14 providers
Evergreen 93.4% 14 providers
Fairplay 13.4% 11 providers
Firestone 99.3% 13 providers
Florence 95.2% 10 providers
Florissant 42.0% 14 providers
Fort Collins 94.4% 23 providers
Fort Lupton 64.8% 15 providers
Fort Morgan 95.3% 14 providers
Fountain 95.8% 18 providers
Fowler 76.1% 10 providers
Franktown 75.2% 24 providers
Fraser 94.1% 10 providers
Frederick 100.0% 14 providers
Frisco 96.4% 12 providers
Fruita 90.7% 14 providers
Glenwood Springs 87.8% 16 providers
Golden 93.0% 25 providers
Granby 92.8% 11 providers
Grand Junction 98.2% 18 providers
Grand Lake 96.3% 13 providers
Greeley 94.3% 19 providers
Gunnison 86.0% 13 providers
Gypsum 90.6% 14 providers
Haxtun 68.4% 12 providers
Hayden 80.9% 13 providers
Henderson 90.4% 17 providers
Hesperus 60.7% 17 providers
Holly 59.9% 13 providers
Holyoke 99.4% 6 providers
Hotchkiss 90.8% 12 providers
Hudson 53.7% 15 providers
Hugo 79.1% 7 providers
Idaho Springs 86.2% 13 providers
Ignacio 68.2% 16 providers
Johnstown 90.8% 14 providers
Julesburg 84.5% 8 providers
Keenesburg 61.0% 17 providers
Kersey 33.6% 15 providers
Kiowa 54.2% 20 providers
Kremmling 81.3% 11 providers
La Jara 60.8% 9 providers
La Junta 90.1% 12 providers
La Salle 55.9% 17 providers
La Veta 9.3% 10 providers
Lafayette 98.4% 15 providers
Lamar 89.8% 13 providers
Laporte 86.6% 12 providers
Larkspur 78.5% 21 providers
Las Animas 83.1% 10 providers
Leadville 94.2% 14 providers
Limon 35.7% 13 providers
Littleton 99.4% 31 providers
Livermore 58.0% 10 providers
Loma 46.3% 12 providers
Lone Tree 99.9% 23 providers
Longmont 97.3% 17 providers
Louisville 93.3% 15 providers
Loveland 94.0% 19 providers
Lyons 56.9% 16 providers
Mancos 57.6% 15 providers
Manitou Springs 93.0% 15 providers
Mead 90.7% 15 providers
Meeker 65.7% 10 providers
Milliken 93.3% 14 providers
Minturn 97.4% 11 providers
Monte Vista 84.9% 14 providers
Montrose 83.2% 15 providers
Monument 99.1% 19 providers
Morrison 90.3% 16 providers
Nederland 73.8% 13 providers
New Castle 78.3% 13 providers
Norwood 39.7% 15 providers
Nucla 82.5% 7 providers
Oak Creek 45.7% 10 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% 15 providers
Palisade 87.3% 15 providers
Palmer Lake 96.5% 18 providers
Paonia 98.2% 12 providers
Parachute 90.5% 13 providers
Parker 96.5% 24 providers
Penrose 86.2% 13 providers
Peyton 70.4% 18 providers
Pierce 83.0% 17 providers
Pine 52.8% 12 providers
Platteville 23.6% 15 providers
Pueblo 95.1% 22 providers
Rangely 86.1% 8 providers
Ridgway 65.9% 11 providers
Rifle 83.4% 14 providers
Rocky Ford 82.9% 10 providers
Rye 99.8% 10 providers
Salida 92.3% 13 providers
San Luis 46.4% 9 providers
Sedalia 63.2% 21 providers
Silt 65.1% 12 providers
Silverthorne 91.0% 10 providers
Snowmass 68.7% 12 providers
Snowmass Village 97.5% 14 providers
South Fork 93.1% 13 providers
Springfield 81.1% 11 providers
Steamboat Springs 92.3% 16 providers
Sterling 94.7% 13 providers
Strasburg 80.0% 16 providers
Stratton 71.7% 8 providers
Tabernash 94.6% 9 providers
Telluride 95.5% 16 providers
Thornton 100.0% 17 providers
Towaoc 71.3% 10 providers
Trinidad 82.7% 13 providers
U S A F Academy 68.4% 19 providers
Vail 99.8% 15 providers
Walsenburg 83.4% 14 providers
Watkins 42.0% 21 providers
Wellington 82.3% 14 providers
Westcliffe 74.5% 7 providers
Westminster 99.9% 20 providers
Wheat Ridge 99.9% 19 providers
Whitewater 45.1% 14 providers
Wiggins 99.5% 13 providers
Windsor 93.8% 18 providers
Winter Park 94.3% 12 providers
Woodland Park 92.8% 17 providers
Wray 81.9% 13 providers
Yuma 57.9% 12 providers