New Mexico Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

New Mexico Internet Facts in 2022

  • New Mexico currently ranks 42nd among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly one in ten New Mexico 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 eight in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,859 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.

In New Mexico, 80.8% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 43rd among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Los Alamos 98.92%
Curry 97.77%
Bernalillo 97.62%
Lea 94.97%
Eddy 89.31%
Chaves 89.14%
Roosevelt 87.32%
De Baca 86.70%
Sandoval 86.42%
Santa Fe 86.30%
Lowest
Catron 0%
Luna 0.87%
Socorro 1.19%
McKinley 1.82%
Hidalgo 6.82%
Colfax 13.25%
San Miguel 37.79%
Torrance 38.98%
Taos 40.44%
Cibola 44.42%

In New Mexico, 69.2% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 31st among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in New Mexico

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: 79%
  • Without: 21%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 79%
  • Cellular data only: 12%
  • Satellite: 9%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 10%
  • 18-64: 10%
  • 65+ adults: 11%

  • <$20,000: 42%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 22%
  • $75,000+: 9%

  • Black: 5%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 24%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Mixed race: 4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12%
  • White: 6%

  • Employed: 9%
  • Unemployed: 10%

  • Less than high school: 18%
  • Some college or associate degree: 11%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 5%

Internet Speed in Top New Mexico Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Albuquerque 122.8 MBPS 30 Providers
Las Cruces 135.5 MBPS 17 Providers
Santa Fe 103.2 MBPS 22 Providers
Rio Rancho 76.4 MBPS 20 Providers
Farmington 89.3 MBPS 18 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in New Mexico

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Xfinity 203.7 MBPS
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 159.4 MBPS
Windstream 43.4 MBPS
CenturyLink 17.2 MBPS
TWN Communications 1.8 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Bernalillo 98.2%
Catron 14.6%
Chaves 91.7%
Cibola 68.7%
Colfax 50.7%
Curry 98.1%
De Baca 86.7%
Doña Ana 91.0%
Eddy 93.7%
Grant 83.9%
Guadalupe 81.8%
Harding 79.1%
Hidalgo 24.6%
Lea 97.0%
Lincoln 87.5%
Los Alamos 98.9%
Luna 72.2%
McKinley 53.7%
Mora 72.1%
Otero 89.0%
Quay 70.3%
Rio Arriba 84.9%
Roosevelt 88.0%
Sandoval 88.1%
San Juan 76.1%
San Miguel 67.3%
Santa Fe 91.8%
Sierra 87.9%
Socorro 7.1%
Taos 75.6%
Torrance 48.8%
Union 77.1%
Valencia 90.4%

Internet Providers By City in New Mexico

Alamogordo 99.2% 14 providers
Albuquerque 98.5% 30 providers
Alcalde 91.7% 11 providers
Alto 93.6% 12 providers
Angel Fire 73.3% 11 providers
Animas 60.3% 7 providers
Anthony 90.4% 14 providers
Arroyo Hondo 71.2% 9 providers
Arroyo Seco 87.7% 9 providers
Artesia 91.5% 11 providers
Aztec 86.4% 13 providers
Belen 89.5% 16 providers
Bernalillo 88.6% 19 providers
Bloomfield 86.8% 14 providers
Bluewater 80.5% 12 providers
Bosque Farms 87.9% 14 providers
Brimhall 0.0% 6 providers
Capitan 86.1% 8 providers
Carlsbad 96.4% 15 providers
Carrizozo 81.7% 12 providers
Cedar Crest 98.4% 16 providers
Cerrillos 35.0% 17 providers
Chaparral 68.5% 13 providers
Cimarron 45.8% 12 providers
Clayton 76.2% 9 providers
Cliff 93.7% 6 providers
Cloudcroft 74.1% 10 providers
Clovis 98.4% 10 providers
Cochiti Lake 0.0% 11 providers
Cochiti Pueblo 0.0% 11 providers
Columbus 57.3% 6 providers
Corrales 99.2% 18 providers
Crownpoint 0.0% 6 providers
Cuba 17.8% 8 providers
Datil 61.9% 4 providers
Deming 73.4% 13 providers
Dexter 77.0% 14 providers
Dixon 87.6% 8 providers
Dulce 94.1% 6 providers
Edgewood 82.9% 17 providers
El Prado 84.3% 10 providers
Elephant Butte 82.4% 11 providers
Espanola 92.8% 15 providers
Estancia 20.9% 15 providers
Eunice 95.0% 9 providers
Farmington 93.6% 18 providers
Fort Sumner 90.0% 9 providers
Fruitland 90.1% 14 providers
Gallup 86.3% 13 providers
Grants 91.0% 11 providers
Hagerman 49.2% 12 providers
Hatch 83.5% 7 providers
High Rolls Mountain Park 85.8% 11 providers
Hobbs 98.0% 16 providers
Holloman Air Force Base 78.6% 8 providers
Isleta 93.6% 11 providers
Jal 95.0% 9 providers
Jarales 60.9% 9 providers
Jemez Pueblo 96.5% 10 providers
La Luz 96.7% 13 providers
Laguna 68.9% 10 providers
Lake Arthur 25.4% 9 providers
Las Cruces 94.0% 17 providers
Las Vegas 70.7% 13 providers
Logan 93.7% 8 providers
Lordsburg 9.8% 9 providers
Los Alamos 98.9% 14 providers
Los Lunas 92.0% 16 providers
Lovington 96.2% 12 providers
Magdalena 0.0% 7 providers
Mayhill 18.1% 9 providers
Melrose 96.7% 10 providers
Mentmore 22.3% 8 providers
Mescalero 82.8% 8 providers
Mexican Springs 0.0% 6 providers
Milan 93.4% 9 providers
Mora 73.4% 13 providers
Moriarty 62.5% 16 providers
Mountainair 21.2% 14 providers
Nageezi 19.9% 7 providers
Navajo 0.0% 6 providers
Navajo Dam 11.0% 8 providers
Newcomb 0.0% 6 providers
Ohkay Owingeh 78.4% 13 providers
Paguate 89.7% 7 providers
Pecos 79.0% 8 providers
Peralta 94.8% 14 providers
Placitas 96.9% 18 providers
Portales 90.5% 11 providers
Quemado 0.0% 8 providers
Questa 51.9% 11 providers
Ranchos De Taos 91.5% 13 providers
Raton 54.5% 11 providers
Red River 76.4% 8 providers
Reserve 0.0% 4 providers
Ribera 84.2% 11 providers
Rio Rancho 98.6% 20 providers
Roswell 96.1% 14 providers
Ruidoso 97.7% 11 providers
Ruidoso Downs 93.2% 11 providers
San Fidel 36.2% 7 providers
Sandia Park 88.2% 18 providers
Santa Cruz 89.3% 11 providers
Santa Fe 93.9% 22 providers
Santa Rosa 95.6% 8 providers
Santa Teresa 99.6% 13 providers
Shiprock 0.0% 6 providers
Silver City 88.5% 14 providers
Socorro 7.4% 12 providers
Springer 3.8% 13 providers
Sunland Park 99.0% 13 providers
Taos 85.2% 16 providers
Tatum 91.3% 6 providers
Texico 91.2% 13 providers
Tijeras 81.0% 18 providers
Tohatchi 0.0% 6 providers
Truth Or Consequences 97.2% 12 providers
Tucumcari 64.7% 9 providers
Tularosa 99.4% 13 providers
Vado 24.4% 11 providers
Vanderwagen 0.0% 7 providers
Velarde 88.6% 13 providers
White Sands Missile Range 87.0% 7 providers
Williamsburg 91.5% 11 providers
Zuni 82.1% 4 providers