Internet Providers in Mcdonald, NM

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Residential Internet Statistics for Mcdonald, NM
Internet Providers: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 500 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $0

Internet Access in Mcdonald, New Mexico

Currently, there are 5 broadband providers in Mcdonald offering home connections, and a total of 8 including business and mobile providers.

Viasat Internet offers the widest availability in Mcdonald. They are available to virtually one hundred percent of Mcdonald. HughesNet is the most likely second option in the area, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Mcdonald is 25 Mbps.

As of the latest government reports, 100 percent of Mcdonald households are limited to only one choice for home Internet.

Looking at network technology offered around the city, we see that the most widespread physical wire broadband connection infrastructures are Satellite and Fiber, with virtually one hundred percent and 80.00% respectively. Fiber is built on more modern fiber-optic lines made of densely packed glass or plastic strands that deliver digital data as light. Fiber network technology results in stronger downloads, but sometimes switch to coaxial wiring in the "last mile" near subscribers. As a result, not all fiber connections offer true "gigabit" performance.

Broadband coverage stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on government data from the FCC and privatized data collected from telecoms. Average statistics regarding speed and performance data is sourced via M-Labs. The BroadbandNow researchers have manually sourced package price on 81 broadband packages for Mcdonald to date.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Mcdonald, New Mexico

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Leaco 500 Mbps Fiber 16s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Mcdonald, New Mexico

  • Leaco - Fiber - 80.0% Availability in Mcdonald - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Mcdonald - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Mcdonald - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Mcdonald

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Mcdonald is the 207th most connected city in New Mexico behind Lovington, Hobbs, Seagraves, Plains, and Denver City.

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: 80% of people living in Mcdonald 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.

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.

Data Cap Issues in Mcdonald

Data from our market research team suggests that many of the common ISPs use data caps on residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since consumers see them as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming services, which easily consumes 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Mcdonald

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Leaco Fixed Wireless 100% 1.5 Mbps
Leaco Fiber 80.0%+ 500 Mbps
PVT Networks Fixed Wireless 8.2%+ 15 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps