Internet Providers in Snowmass, CO

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Residential Internet Statistics for Snowmass, CO
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 94.06 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 32.35%

Internet Access in Snowmass, Colorado

There are currently 2.43 Internet service providers in each census block in Snowmass. Practically speaking, this means that a majority of locations within city limits have at least 2-3 options for Internet, and it is easier for residents to switch if they are disappointed by a particular company.

Coverage from the two biggest companies, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

The packages listed above are manually gathered by our data science and research staff.

CenturyLink and Rise Broadband can also provide coverage in Snowmass, with CenturyLink doing marginaly better according to speed test statistics.

DSL is the best-performing Internet option with coverage in Snowmass that buyers should consider. The lack of robust broadband Internet services in Snowmass is largely to blame for the low average download speeds. Snowmass average download speeds clock in 9.18% under the Colorado average. In spite of this, 94.06 Mbps can handle high-bandwidth applications like Twitch, Facetime, and etc. Data caps are common in Snowmass. Data limits will ultimately create more issues for streaming video than speeds alone.

Internet Statistics 2021

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

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Snowmass, Colorado

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Snowmass, Colorado

  • CenturyLink - 70.7% Availability in Snowmass - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - 51.8% Availability in Snowmass - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 45.5% Availability in Snowmass - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Snowmass - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Snowmass - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Snowmass

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Snowmass is the 259th most connected city in Colorado behind Aspen, Snowmass Village, Basalt, Carbondale, and Gypsum.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Pitkin 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.

Approximately 47% of Snowmass 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 Pitkin 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 Cap Issues Around Snowmass

Data from our researchers suggests that many of the common providers in the area place a limit on streaming for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue lately since consumers view caps as a strategy to limit streaming, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: streaming video, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Snowmass

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL and Fiber 70.7%+ 940 Mbps
Pathfinder Fixed Wireless 60.6%+ 50 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 51.8%+ 50 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 45.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 97.5%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 11.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Snowmass to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Snowmass 94.1 Mbps 7 $0.16 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +255 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +13 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +5.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +17.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +21.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )