Internet Providers in El Prado, NM

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Residential Internet Statistics for El Prado, NM
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $66.88

Internet Access in El Prado, New Mexico

DSL lines and Fiber lines are widely available broadband types throughout El Prado, featuring 93.00 and 84.72 percent coverage. While coaxial cable or DSL tend to be cheaper, fiber-based infrastructure is a better fit to handle digital data — not to mention that they offer significantly faster speeds both up and downstream.

We should note here that since FCC data is currently collected twice a year and only released six months after, availability shown here may not be complete.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are El Prado's primary wired broadband providers.

CenturyLink is also a commonly available Internet choice for El Prado, offering primarily DSL service in 93 percent of the area. TaosNet offers an alternative wireless service to virtually one hundred percent of the local area. Keep in mind that it needs roof access or line of site with a TaosNet tower or access point.

The average El Prado resident is faced with 4-5 options for home Internet, which is above-average. El Prado is currently the 78th most connected metro area in New Mexico. Residents the FCC considers to be "underserved" are relatively low, and only 400 are stuck with a single choice for Internet service. Activate the interactive map on this page to explore data about neighborhoods within El Prado, and Internet access stats at the census block level.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 El Prado, New Mexico

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Kit Carson Internet 500 Mbps Fiber 16s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in El Prado, New Mexico

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 93.0% Availability in El Prado - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Kit Carson Internet - Fiber - 84.7% Availability in El Prado - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 39.1% Availability in El Prado - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 19.0% Availability in El Prado - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in El Prado - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in El Prado - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For El Prado

El Prado Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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El Prado is the 78th most connected city in New Mexico ahead of Questa, Alcalde, and Angel Fire, but behind Ranchos De Taos and Taos.

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: 86% of people living in El Prado 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 86% of El Prado 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 5,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In El Prado

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 93.0%+ 100 Mbps
TaosNet Fixed Wireless 100% 64 Mbps
Choice Broadband Fixed Wireless 99.7%+ 9 Mbps
Kit Carson Internet Fiber 84.7%+ 500 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 39.1%+ 940 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 19.0%+ 1,200 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 42.6%+ 40 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 11.7%+ 940 Mbps
Kit Carson Internet Fiber 15.8%+ 500 Mbps

Compare El Prado to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
El Prado 11.4 Mbps 8 $0.14 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +404 Mbps ) 16 ( +8 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +107.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +104.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +116 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +116.2 Mbps ) 8 $0.18 ( + $0.00 )