Internet Providers in Fort Stanton, NM

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Stanton, NM
Internet Providers: 3
Internet Plans: 2
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $50

Internet Access in Fort Stanton, New Mexico

Consumers will find 5 Internet providers operating in Fort Stanton. There are 2 LTE providers and 3 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

Being trapped with only one Internet provider isn't an issue for Fort Stanton residents, since there aren't any true broadband Internet providers. (Defined as wired service capable of speeds meeting the FCC 25 Mbps and 3 Mbps upload performance benchmark.)

DSL Internet providers like Windstream deliver broadband service over telephone lines, which is why DSL is typically sold through telecom companies that historically offered telephone plans. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Internet is available for 64.29 percent of addresses in Fort Stanton. Refer to the table below for insights into how advertised download speeds line up with actual speed and throughput locally.

We should note here that since FCC coverage data is only collected twice annually and only released 6+ months after that, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

According to the latest FCC data and direct provider reports, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable Internet providers in Fort Stanton in terms of coverage. As the maps below illustrate, the more common ISPs often compete at addresses in different blocks around Fort Stanton.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Fort Stanton, New Mexico

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Windstream 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 64.3%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fort Stanton

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Fort Stanton is the 304th most connected city in New Mexico behind Alto, Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs, Capitan, and Mescalero.

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.

In Lincoln County, approximately 2,000 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 and Video Streaming Around Fort Stanton

Data from our researchers suggests that some of the common ISPs currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential broadband packages. Data caps are disliked because consumers see them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain that they are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes/hr.