New Mexico Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

New Mexico Internet Facts in 2022

  • New Mexico currently ranks 39th 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 nine 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 2,887 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%
Bernalillo 97.69%
Lea 93.13%
Eddy 90.46%
Roosevelt 89.48%
Chaves 89.30%
Santa Fe 87.01%
De Baca 86.70%
Sandoval 86.67%
Otero 86.51%
Lowest
Catron 0%
Luna 0.92%
Socorro 1.19%
Hidalgo 6.82%
McKinley 10.08%
Colfax 17.53%
Torrance 38.16%
Cibola 44.42%
San Miguel 47.15%
Union 68.43%

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 18 Providers
Santa Fe 103.2 MBPS 23 Providers
Rio Rancho 76.4 MBPS 20 Providers
Farmington 89.3 MBPS 19 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 15.4%
Chaves 91.7%
Cibola 67.7%
Colfax 52.2%
Curry 83.3%
De Baca 86.7%
Doña Ana 90.8%
Eddy 94.4%
Grant 84.4%
Guadalupe 82.3%
Harding 81.4%
Hidalgo 24.6%
Lea 95.8%
Lincoln 88.3%
Los Alamos 98.9%
Luna 71.8%
McKinley 61.1%
Mora 72.1%
Otero 89.9%
Quay 71.3%
Rio Arriba 86.5%
Roosevelt 90.1%
Sandoval 88.3%
San Juan 82.8%
San Miguel 72.2%
Santa Fe 91.9%
Sierra 88.5%
Socorro 5.3%
Taos 85.9%
Torrance 48.9%
Union 77.6%
Valencia 90.0%

Internet Providers By City in New Mexico

Alamogordo 99.2% 14 providers
Albuquerque 98.5% 30 providers
Alcalde 91.7% 12 providers
Alto 93.5% 11 providers
Angel Fire 84.3% 11 providers
Animas 60.3% 8 providers
Anthony 90.2% 14 providers
Arroyo Hondo 82.2% 9 providers
Arroyo Seco 96.6% 9 providers
Artesia 93.1% 11 providers
Aztec 86.0% 14 providers
Belen 89.4% 16 providers
Bernalillo 88.8% 19 providers
Bloomfield 87.8% 15 providers
Bluewater 83.4% 12 providers
Bosque Farms 87.6% 15 providers
Brimhall 0.0% 6 providers
Capitan 86.9% 8 providers
Carlsbad 96.7% 15 providers
Carrizozo 81.7% 12 providers
Cedar Crest 98.4% 15 providers
Cerrillos 29.0% 16 providers
Chaparral 70.4% 14 providers
Cimarron 46.0% 12 providers
Clayton 76.7% 9 providers
Cliff 93.7% 6 providers
Cloudcroft 87.3% 10 providers
Clovis 85.6% 11 providers
Cochiti Lake 0.0% 11 providers
Cochiti Pueblo 0.0% 12 providers
Columbus 57.5% 7 providers
Corrales 99.2% 18 providers
Crownpoint 25.0% 6 providers
Cuba 20.0% 10 providers
Datil 66.4% 4 providers
Deming 73.0% 13 providers
Dexter 76.3% 14 providers
Dixon 88.6% 9 providers
Dulce 95.2% 6 providers
Edgewood 82.4% 17 providers
El Prado 91.8% 10 providers
Elephant Butte 82.7% 10 providers
Espanola 93.6% 15 providers
Estancia 21.6% 15 providers
Eunice 95.3% 10 providers
Farmington 94.2% 19 providers
Fort Sumner 90.0% 9 providers
Fruitland 74.5% 13 providers
Gallup 85.7% 14 providers
Grants 91.0% 11 providers
Hagerman 49.2% 12 providers
Hatch 78.6% 7 providers
High Rolls Mountain Park 85.8% 11 providers
Hobbs 98.0% 16 providers
Holloman Air Force Base 75.0% 10 providers
Isleta 93.6% 12 providers
Jal 95.0% 9 providers
Jarales 64.2% 9 providers
Jemez Pueblo 97.4% 9 providers
La Luz 96.7% 13 providers
Laguna 60.0% 10 providers
Lake Arthur 25.4% 10 providers
Las Cruces 94.0% 18 providers
Las Vegas 74.9% 14 providers
Logan 95.1% 8 providers
Lordsburg 9.8% 10 providers
Los Alamos 98.9% 14 providers
Los Lunas 91.3% 16 providers
Lovington 90.8% 12 providers
Magdalena 0.0% 7 providers
Mayhill 27.8% 9 providers
Melrose 96.7% 11 providers
Mentmore 18.9% 8 providers
Mescalero 82.8% 9 providers
Mexican Springs 0.3% 6 providers
Milan 93.4% 9 providers
Mora 73.4% 13 providers
Moriarty 60.8% 16 providers
Mountainair 20.0% 13 providers
Nageezi 21.4% 7 providers
Navajo 48.3% 6 providers
Navajo Dam 11.0% 8 providers
Newcomb 3.0% 6 providers
Ohkay Owingeh 82.4% 13 providers
Paguate 89.7% 7 providers
Pecos 83.2% 9 providers
Peralta 96.2% 14 providers
Placitas 96.8% 18 providers
Portales 91.7% 11 providers
Quemado 0.0% 7 providers
Questa 72.3% 11 providers
Ranchos De Taos 94.1% 13 providers
Raton 53.3% 10 providers
Red River 96.4% 8 providers
Reserve 0.0% 4 providers
Ribera 84.8% 11 providers
Rio Rancho 98.5% 20 providers
Roswell 96.3% 14 providers
Ruidoso 98.0% 11 providers
Ruidoso Downs 96.8% 11 providers
San Fidel 38.5% 7 providers
Sandia Park 87.7% 18 providers
Santa Cruz 92.0% 12 providers
Santa Fe 94.2% 23 providers
Santa Rosa 96.0% 8 providers
Santa Teresa 99.6% 13 providers
Shiprock 62.8% 6 providers
Silver City 89.3% 13 providers
Socorro 4.3% 12 providers
Springer 3.8% 13 providers
Sunland Park 99.0% 14 providers
Taos 90.9% 16 providers
Tatum 91.3% 7 providers
Texico 29.6% 13 providers
Tijeras 85.1% 18 providers
Tohatchi 61.0% 6 providers
Truth Or Consequences 97.3% 12 providers
Tucumcari 65.2% 9 providers
Tularosa 99.4% 13 providers
Vado 18.6% 11 providers
Vanderwagen 0.0% 6 providers
Velarde 91.6% 13 providers
White Sands Missile Range 87.0% 9 providers
Williamsburg 94.4% 11 providers
Zuni 83.7% 4 providers