Internet Providers in Continental Divide, NM

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Residential Internet Statistics for Continental Divide, NM
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 4
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $78.75

Internet Access in Continental Divide, New Mexico

Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Continental Divide. HughesNet is also widely available.

The packages listed on this page are manually gathered through our research team.

Taking a look at less fortunate communities around Continental Divide, as many as 500 people are left with one or fewer options for broadband Internet service.

DSL broadband has a wide coverage area compared with other Internet options around Continental Divide because it relies on telephone wires to send digital data. The acronym means "Digital Subscriber Line."

Aside from the Internet options detailed above, Sacred Wind Communications is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 65 percent of the Continental Divide area. Fixed wireless companies like Sacred Wind Communications are worth considering. However, the incumbent wired options are usually a better deal when it comes to performance.

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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 Continental Divide, New Mexico

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 15.5%
Sacred Wind Communications 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s 66.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Continental Divide

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Continental Divide is the 272nd most connected city in New Mexico behind Gallup, Gamerco, Thoreau, Church Rock, and Yatahey.

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

Approximately 17,000 people in McKinley 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.

In McKinley County, approximately 33,000 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 in Continental Divide

Data from our researchers suggests that top ISPs in Continental Divide place a limit on streaming for their home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because subscribers see caps as a strategy to discourage streaming, while providers insist they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.