Internet Providers in Hobbs, NM

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Residential Internet Statistics for Hobbs, NM
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $58.25

Internet Access in Hobbs, New Mexico

Hobbs has a total of 11 Internet providers with home service, and a total of 17 including business and mobile providers such as TDS Telecom.

Looking at network technology available the city, we see that the most common wired Internet tech infrastructures are Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (virtually one hundred percent coverage). Telephone providers are the main source for DSL service, because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," transmits data packets via phone lines. DSL underperforms when compared with all major wired broadband options.

Viasat Internet is the most likely provider for Hobbs residents. The provider is available to close to one hundred percent of Hobbs. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, providing practically one hundred percent of residents with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest package for Hobbs is 25 megabits per second.

The average Hobbs subscriber has 4 providers at their location. Only 3.62 percent of Hobbs residents are limited to one or fewer options for Internet.

Coverage data here comes from FCC data. ISPs in Hobbs are legally required to submit there coverage area data biannually. Using direct agreements with telecom companies nationally, BroadbandNow is able to analyze and improve public datasets against private data reported directly by Internet providers directly. The speed averages shown below are calculated based on browser-based speed tests from Hobbs households in the M-Labs database, which is built into Chrome search results as well as BroadbandNow. [1]

  • There are 13 internet providers in Hobbs with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Hobbs is the 43rd most connected city in New Mexico ahead of Plains and Denver City, but behind Seminole, Eunice, and Lovington.
  • The fastest zip code in Hobbs for April 2021 is 88240. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Hobbs, New Mexico

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Resound Networks 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
TDS Telecom 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
TDS Telecom 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Hobbs, New Mexico

  • Windstream - DSL - 99.5% Availability in Hobbs - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • TDS Telecom - Cable - 95.2% Availability in Hobbs - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 40.6% Availability in Hobbs - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • TDS Telecom - Fiber - 9.2% Availability in Hobbs - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Resound Networks - Fiber - 8.6% Availability in Hobbs - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hobbs - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hobbs - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

Internet Provider Competition Map For Hobbs

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Hobbs is the 43rd most connected city in New Mexico ahead of Plains and Denver City, but behind Seminole, Eunice, and Lovington.

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

Approximately 900 people in Lea 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: 44% of people living in Hobbs 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 96% of Hobbs 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, 88240 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Hobbs.

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

In Lea 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.

Broadband Availability Surrounding University Of The Southwest

Students living within two miles of University Of The Southwest can expect to have a selection of 2-3 ISPs providers. As elsewhere in Hobbs, Viasat and HughesNet are the most prevalent options. Speed test data suggests that internet download speeds in the University Of The Southwest area is over 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (57.18 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be sufficient for students in Hobbs who want to watch HD video, share a connection with housemates, and etc. Since these averages are based on openly available speed test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds accessible in an area. Use the zip search tool above to see the latest information on broadband internet options at a specific address.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Hobbs

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 99.5%+ 200 Mbps
PVT Networks Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 15 Mbps
Leaco Fixed Wireless 99.6%+ 3.0 Mbps
TDS Telecom Cable 95.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Resound Networks Fixed Wireless 37.0%+ 100 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 40.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Southwestern Wireless Fixed Wireless 9.2%+ 15 Mbps
TDS Telecom Fiber 9.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Resound Networks Fiber 8.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Resound Networks Fixed Wireless 50.8%+ 100 Mbps
TDS Business Cable 32.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 28.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
TDS Business Fiber 17.5%+ 600 Mbps
PVT Networks Fiber 8.7%+ 20 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 0.6%+ 1.5 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 0.3%+ -- Mbps

Compare Hobbs to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hobbs 56.3 Mbps 11 $0.14 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +359.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +5 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +62.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +59.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +71.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +71.3 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )