Internet Service Providers in New Mexico

New Mexico Internet Coverage and Availability

Internet Availability by County

66.5%
12.5%

103.7

49th

High-Speed Internet Access

80.8%

of New Mexicans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

69.2%

of New Mexicans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Internet Access

94.9%

of New Mexicans have access to wireline service

20.8%

of New Mexicans have access to fiber-optic service

76.1%

of New Mexicans have access to cable service

92.1%

of New Mexicans have access to DSL service

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 Speed in Top New Mexico Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Albuquerque 107.2 MBPS 28 Providers
2. Las Cruces 130.3 MBPS 15 Providers
3. Santa Fe 97.1 MBPS 20 Providers
4. Rio Rancho 84.7 MBPS 18 Providers
5. Farmington 90.2 MBPS 16 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in New Mexico

Provider Avg. download speed
Xfinity 187.2 MBPS
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 172.9 MBPS
Windstream 24.8 MBPS
CenturyLink 16.2 MBPS
TWN Communications 2.0 MBPS

High-Speed Internet in New Mexico, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 11/22/2021.

Outranking just two other states, New Mexico is the 49th most-connected state in the country. According to averages from speed tests, New Mexicans experience average download speeds of 93.1 Mbps, which is faster than many higher-ranking states. However, access to a high-speed wired broadband connection remains inconsistent in many areas throughout the state. The areas with the best coverage are generally in the northwest and southeast parts of the state.

The Digital Divide in New Mexico

In terms of availability and affordability, there is a significant division between those who have access to low-priced internet in New Mexico and those who do not. This digital divide is seen in the fact that while 83% of New Mexico’s residents have access to wired broadband capable of 25 Mbps or faster, about 342,000 people still do not. Further, 387,000 New Mexicans only have access to one wired internet provider at their place of residence, leaving no option to turn to if they are dissatisfied with their provider’s service or pricing. Another 122,000 residents do not have any wired internet providers offering internet services where they live.

Additionally, according to recent affordability data, only 12.5% of New Mexicans have access to an internet plan that costs $60 or less per month. This is much lower than the national average of 51.5% of consumers who have access to a low-priced internet plan.

Best-Connected Cities

Despite New Mexico’s low-ranking, there are some very well-connected areas of the state, including some areas with strong access to 1 gigabit broadband. With the highest-ranking city listed first, the best-connected cities in New Mexico are Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Clovis, Roswell, and Rio Rancho.

Internet for Rural Areas in New Mexico

On the other side of the aforementioned digital divide lay the worst-connected cities in New Mexico. With the lowest-ranking city last in the list, the cities with the worst internet accessibility in the state are Sunspot, Lakewood, Malaga, Lincoln, and Taos Ski Valley.

Learn how New Mexico compares up against the rest of the states throughout the nation.

Governmental Initiatives

In recent years, New Mexico’s legislation has launched several initiatives in an effort to map, plan, and expand wired broadband access throughout the state. The New Mexico Broadband Program has been the grantee of over $4.76 million in federal funding, and another $76,978,670 to put toward broadband infrastructure projects.

Additionally, in 2018, New Mexico’s Public Regulation Commission approved twenty-three projects aimed at connected 33,000 residents living in rural areas with wired broadband services.

The above information is pulled from a mix of public and private datasets. Find out more about our data here.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Internet Providers By City in New Mexico

Average speed over time
Alamogordo 99.2%
12 providers
Albuquerque 98.5%
28 providers
Alcalde 91.7%
11 providers
Alto 93.6%
10 providers
Angel Fire 73.3%
9 providers
Animas 60.3%
7 providers
Anthony 90.4%
12 providers
Arroyo Hondo 71.2%
9 providers
Arroyo Seco 87.7%
9 providers
Artesia 91.5%
9 providers
Aztec 86.4%
11 providers
Bayard 97.6%
10 providers
Belen 89.5%
14 providers
Bernalillo 88.6%
17 providers
Bloomfield 86.8%
12 providers
Bosque Farms 87.9%
12 providers
Brimhall 0.0%
6 providers
Capitan 86.1%
8 providers
Carlsbad 96.4%
13 providers
Carrizozo 81.7%
10 providers
Cedar Crest 98.4%
14 providers
Cerrillos 35.0%
15 providers
Chamisal 52.3%
10 providers
Chaparral 68.5%
11 providers
Cimarron 45.8%
10 providers
Clayton 76.2%
7 providers
Cliff 93.7%
6 providers
Cloudcroft 74.1%
8 providers
Clovis 98.4%
8 providers
Cochiti Lake 0.0%
11 providers
Cochiti Pueblo 0.0%
11 providers
Columbus 57.3%
6 providers
Corrales 99.2%
16 providers
Crownpoint 0.0%
6 providers
Cuba 17.8%
8 providers
Datil 61.9%
4 providers
Deming 73.4%
11 providers
Dexter 77.0%
12 providers
Dixon 87.6%
8 providers
Dulce 94.1%
6 providers
Edgewood 82.9%
15 providers
El Prado 84.3%
10 providers
Elephant Butte 82.4%
9 providers
Espanola 92.8%
13 providers
Estancia 20.9%
13 providers
Eunice 95.0%
9 providers
Farmington 93.6%
16 providers
Fort Sumner 90.0%
7 providers
Fort Wingate 48.7%
8 providers
Fruitland 90.1%
12 providers
Gallup 86.3%
12 providers
Grants 91.0%
11 providers
Hagerman 49.2%
10 providers
Hatch 83.5%
7 providers
High Rolls Mountain Park 85.8%
9 providers
Hobbs 98.0%
14 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%
11 providers
Laguna 68.9%
10 providers
Lake Arthur 25.4%
9 providers
Las Cruces 94.0%
15 providers
Las Vegas 70.7%
11 providers
Logan 93.7%
6 providers
Lordsburg 9.8%
9 providers
Los Alamos 98.9%
14 providers
Los Lunas 92.0%
14 providers
Lovington 96.2%
10 providers
Magdalena 0.0%
7 providers
Mayhill 18.1%
7 providers
Melrose 96.7%
8 providers
Mentmore 22.3%
8 providers
Mescalero 82.8%
8 providers
Mesilla Park 69.6%
10 providers
Mexican Springs 0.0%
6 providers
Milan 93.4%
9 providers
Mora 73.4%
11 providers
Moriarty 62.5%
14 providers
Mountainair 21.2%
12 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%
11 providers
Paguate 89.7%
7 providers
Pecos 79.0%
8 providers
Pena Blanca 0.0%
11 providers
Peralta 94.8%
12 providers
Placitas 96.9%
16 providers
Portales 90.5%
9 providers
Pueblo Of Acoma 61.5%
7 providers
Quemado 0.0%
6 providers
Questa 51.9%
9 providers
Ramah 0.0%
6 providers
Ranchos De Taos 91.5%
11 providers
Raton 54.5%
9 providers
Red River 76.4%
8 providers
Reserve 0.0%
4 providers
Ribera 84.2%
9 providers
Rio Rancho 98.6%
18 providers
Roswell 96.1%
12 providers
Ruidoso 97.7%
9 providers
Ruidoso Downs 93.2%
9 providers
San Fidel 36.2%
7 providers
Sandia Park 88.2%
16 providers
Santa Cruz 89.3%
11 providers
Santa Fe 93.9%
20 providers
Santa Rosa 95.6%
6 providers
Santa Teresa 99.6%
11 providers
Shiprock 0.0%
6 providers
Silver City 88.5%
12 providers
Socorro 7.4%
9 providers
Springer 3.8%
11 providers
Sunland Park 99.0%
11 providers
Taos 85.2%
14 providers
Tatum 91.3%
6 providers
Texico 91.2%
11 providers
Tijeras 81.0%
16 providers
Tohatchi 0.0%
6 providers
Truth Or Consequences 97.2%
10 providers
Tucumcari 64.7%
7 providers
Tularosa 99.4%
11 providers
Vadito 49.2%
9 providers
Vado 24.4%
9 providers
Vanderwagen 0.0%
7 providers
Velarde 88.6%
11 providers
White Sands Missile Range 87.0%
7 providers
Williamsburg 91.5%
9 providers
Yatahey 13.9%
9 providers
Zuni 82.1%
4 providers

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