Internet Service Providers in Cerro, New Mexico

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Residential Internet Statistics for Cerro, NM
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 4.43 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 37.39%

Internet Access in Cerro, New Mexico

FCC data is the backbone for the broadband coverage data presented on this page. To date, we've crunched 378 rows of FCC and private data on broadband availability within Cerro, New Mexico. Our researchers have manually gathered pricing data on 201 Internet plans in Cerro. There is limited speed test data from the Cerro area. We've only seen 4 speed test recordings in the last twelve month period. Shoppers should pay more attention to the advertised download speeds listed above for Internet providers such as HughesNet.

CenturyLink as well as Kit Carson Internet also offer coverage in Cerro, with CenturyLink performing slightly better according to speed test statistics.

There is a decent amount of market competition between companies around the Cerro area, but 100 residents can't get service from more than one provider. This means that if they aren't satisfied by the quality of service, they are left with no choice but to compromise for a less reliable wireless backup. However, this issue isn't widespread in Cerro — the majority of households have 3-4 Internet options.

DSL Internet from phone companies has strong availability in comparison with other Internet services within Cerro since virtually all houses are wired with phone wires. The physical DSL wire comes in from a utility pole, which continues to a modem attached to the phone jack inside to complete the connection for Wifi service.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widespread Internet option overall. They offer coverage for practically one hundred percent of Cerro residents. HughesNet, in contrast, has availability for close to one hundred percent of local residents. The fastest speed advertised for Viasat reaches 35 Mbps. HughesNet offers as high as 25 Mbps. As a rule, any speed over 10 Mbps will be sufficient to view SD videos to devices on WiFi, but is likely to become problematic for multiple users or modern services like video conferencing, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. You can explore our Internet availability maps on this page to see broadband options down to the census block level.

Internet Statistics 2021

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

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Cerro, New Mexico

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Kit Carson Internet 250 Mbps Fiber 32s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Cerro, New Mexico

  • CenturyLink - 77.8% Availability in Cerro - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Kit Carson Internet - 65.2% Availability in Cerro - Speeds up to 250 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 2.0% Availability in Cerro - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Cerro - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Cerro - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Cerro

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Cerro is the 143rd most connected city in New Mexico ahead of Questa and Angel Fire, but behind Ranchos De Taos, Taos, and El Prado.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Taos 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: 63% of people living in Cerro 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 57% of Cerro 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 Taos County, approximately 7,000 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 Caps in Cerro

ISPs have been moving to add data caps to their home WiFi and Internet packages recently. Some major providers in the area — CenturyLink included — have plans with data caps. Data caps in general vary quite a bit. They typically run anywhere from 250 Gigabytes to a Terabyte. Data caps are generally quite high, which means that they don't pose a problem for the majority of customers. Most providers include a meter to track usage. Looking forward, data caps have been rising as the average user's expectations for streaming video quality grows. If you're subscribing to CenturyLink in Cerro, be sure to verify data limits for the package when inquiring about service.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Cerro

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Choice Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 9 Mbps
TaosNet Fixed Wireless 100% 64 Mbps
Kit Carson Internet Fiber and Fixed Wireless 65.2%+ 250 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 77.8%+ 20 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 2.0%+ 1,200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 40 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 8.3%+ 600 Mbps
Kit Carson Internet Fiber 2.1%+ 250 Mbps

Compare Cerro to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Cerro 4.4 Mbps 8 $0.29 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +344.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +102.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +95.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +107.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +110.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )