Internet Providers in Carrizozo, New Mexico

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Residential Internet Statistics for Carrizozo, NM
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 15.16 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,024 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 18.33%

Internet Access in Carrizozo, New Mexico

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Carrizozo. HughesNet is also widely available.

19.91 percent of Carrizozo residents are cut off from choice so far as broadband Internet service. This isn't a surprise seeing as competition between providers is low. Addresses in the local area generally have 1-2 choices for service, when averaged across the entire local population.

The issue with wireless service being the main Internet option is that, compared with wired broadband like cable, wireless provides lower speeds and lower data thresholds. These limitations make it challenging to use for activities like Netflix, video conferencing, and any high-bandwidth applications.

Since FCC data is only collected biannually and only published 6+ months after that, availability shown here may not be complete. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce this lag time.

Outside of the Internet providers detailed above, Tularosa Communications provides a third choice for Internet in 80 percent of the Carrizozo area.

  • There are 8 internet providers in Carrizozo with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Carrizozo is the 52nd most connected city in New Mexico ahead of Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs, Capitan, and Mescalero, but behind Alto.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Carrizozo: Duran
  • The fastest zip code in Carrizozo for February 2021 is 88301. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Carrizozo, New Mexico

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Tularosa Communications 100 Mbps Fiber and DSL 1m 21s
Plateau 1,024 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Carrizozo, New Mexico

  • Tularosa - 80.1% Availability in Carrizozo - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Plateau - 1.6% Availability in Carrizozo - Speeds up to 1,024 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Carrizozo - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Carrizozo - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Carrizozo

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Carrizozo is the 52nd most connected city in New Mexico ahead of Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs, Capitan, and Mescalero, but behind Alto.

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 Lincoln 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: 82% of people living in Carrizozo 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 80% of Carrizozo 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.

As of this month, 88301 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Carrizozo.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Lincoln County, approximately 3,000 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 Carrizozo

Data from our market research team suggests that many of the common ISPs in Carrizozo place a limit on data use on residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since consumers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming services, while providers explain that caps are a necessary tool for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Internet access in Carrizozo neighborhoods

We have collected data about Broadband coverage across the following neighborhoods in Carrizozo: Duran.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Carrizozo

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Tularosa Communications Fiber and DSL 80.1%+ 100 Mbps
Plateau Fiber 1.6%+ 1,024 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
FastTrack Communications Fiber 8.2%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Carrizozo to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Carrizozo 15.2 Mbps 5 $0.11 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +333.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +91.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +84.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +96.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +100.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.25 ( + $0.00 )