Internet Service Providers in Center, CO

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Residential Internet Statistics for Center, CO
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 6.27 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 45.58%

Internet Access in Center, Colorado

DSL lines and Satellite lines are widespread broadband networks throughout Center, showing 85.61 and virtually one hundred percent coverage respectively.

CenturyLink is also a commonly available broadband choice for Center, offering DSL connections available to 85 percent of the area. Viaero Wireless is another alternative wireless service for 98 percent of local residents, although it requires roof access or line of site with a Viaero Wireless access point.

Broadband competition available for Center is strong, with most households having 4 Internet service providers to choose from. This choice isn't spread out evenly, however. A surprising 55.96 percent of addresses in the area still have only one or zero options for wired broadband service.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most common Internet options in Center.

All the coverage data analysis found here comes from FCC reported data, requiring Internet companies in Center to report coverage data biannually. Leveraging our relationships with providers, BroadbandNow is able to verify public datasets against privatized data reported by telecoms directly. The speed averages displayed on this page are calculated based on actual speed tests from the Center area.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Center, Colorado

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Ciello 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Jade Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Center, Colorado

  • CenturyLink - 85.6% Availability in Center - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Ciello - 43.3% Availability in Center - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - 3.6% Availability in Center - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Jade Communications - 1.5% Availability in Center - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Center - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Center - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Center

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Center is the 102nd most connected city in Colorado ahead of Alamosa, La Jara, and Westcliffe, but behind Del Norte and Monte Vista.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 900 people in Saguache County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 45% of people living in Center have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 44% of Center residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Saguache County, approximately 2,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps in Center

Internet service providers have added data limits for home WiFi and Internet packages recently. Some Internet providers in the area, including CenturyLink, have plans with data caps according to our latest data. Data caps vary widely. They typically run anywhere from 250GB to a Terabyte or more. Most home Internet caps are quite high, so they won't pose a problem for the majority of subscribers. Most companies include a usage tracking meter. Data caps have been increasing as the average user's expectations of video quality grows. If you're looking at CenturyLink, verify data limitations for your specific package when signing up.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Center

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Ciello Fiber and Fixed Wireless 79.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Jade Communications Fiber and Fixed Wireless 97.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viaero Wireless Fixed Wireless 98.1%+ 25 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 85.6%+ 80 Mbps
Simply Broadband Solutions Fixed Wireless 6.2%+ 25 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 3.6%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Ciello Fiber 13.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Jade Communications Fiber 2.6%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Center to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Center 6.3 Mbps 10 $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +342.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +100.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +8 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +93.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +105.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +109 Mbps ) 9 ( -1 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )