Internet Providers in Los Alamos, NM

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Residential Internet Statistics for Los Alamos, NM
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $53

Internet Access in Los Alamos, New Mexico

4-5 Internet providers can provide service to the average Los Alamos resident. This is actually a lot of choice in comparison to other cities. Robust competition often results in lower pricing.

XFINITY from Comcast is an second choice. They offer 98 percent local coverage and a maximum speed of 987 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet access in Los Alamos. fixed wireless companies like Cibola Wireless are able to achieve 10 Mbps or more using wireless links. There are 5 companies in Los Alamos marketing enterprise-level technologies such as T1 and MPLS. We list every provider with business packages online, but home providers sometimes have unlisted business plans as well.

The data listed here is sourced from FCC filings, and is cross-validated with private data sources to create more accurate listings than governmental websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points every year.

Taking a look now at network technology with significant infrastructure already built across the Los Alamos area, the most prevalent hardwired Internet technology infrastructures are DSL and Fiber, with 94.87% and 39.84% respectively. Fiber is composed of newer, more modern Fiber-optical lines, which are made of tiny, thin glass strands which transmit digital data using light. Thanks largely tothe prevalence of fiber, broadband Internet download rates around Los Alamos are 56.32% above the state average in New Mexico. Some fiber connections switch to to copper cables once in the "last mile." As a result, some fiber connections might not offer true "gigabit" performance. DSL service is delivered by twisted copper telephone wires on utility poles, and is sold by corporations like CenturyLink that own copper phone wires. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted and bundled copper makeup seen in telephone wires has lower performance than cable and fiber.

According to the latest FCC data, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Los Alamos in terms of coverage. The more common ISPs often overlap in most blocks around Los Alamos.

  • There are 14 internet providers in Los Alamos with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Los Alamos is the 33rd most connected city in New Mexico ahead of Espanola, Chimayo, Alcalde, Hernandez, and Ohkay Owingeh.
  • The fastest zip code in Los Alamos for April 2021 is 87544. (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 Los Alamos, New Mexico

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Los Alamos, New Mexico

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 94.9% Availability in Los Alamos - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 98.9% Availability in Los Alamos - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 39.8% Availability in Los Alamos - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Windstream - DSL - 1.2% Availability in Los Alamos - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Los Alamos - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Los Alamos - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Los Alamos

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Los Alamos is the 33rd most connected city in New Mexico ahead of Espanola, Chimayo, Alcalde, Hernandez, and Ohkay Owingeh.

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

Approximately 50 people in Los Alamos 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: 31% of people living in Los Alamos 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 94% of Los Alamos 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, 87544 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Los Alamos.

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

In Los Alamos County, approximately 200 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 Around Los Alamos

Data from our researchers shows that common ISPs in the area use data caps for their residential broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue lately because consumers see them as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers maintain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which easily uses 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Los Alamos

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 94.9%+ 100 Mbps
Cibola Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 10 Mbps
NMSURF.COM Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 98.9%+ 1,200 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 39.8%+ 940 Mbps
CityLink Telecommunications Fixed Wireless 32.0%+ 100 Mbps
Windstream DSL 1.2%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 52.5%+ 987 Mbps
CityLink Telecommunications Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
NMSURF.COM Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Cibola Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 10 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 28.1%+ 40 Mbps
GTT Communications DSL 19.6%+ 6 Mbps
FastTrack Communications Fiber 0.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 0.6%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Los Alamos to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Los Alamos 168.4 Mbps 9 $0.14 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +247 Mbps ) 16 ( +7 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -49.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -52.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -41 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -40.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )