Internet Providers in Penasco, NM

Residential Internet Statistics for Penasco, NM
Internet Service Providers: 3
Plans Start From: $49.9
Top Download Speed: 400 Mbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Penasco, New Mexico:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. CenturyLink
    72.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    72.2% Available
  • 2. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 3. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. Choice Broadband
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *9 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. Kit Carson Internet
    31.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *400 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    31.9% Available
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Internet Access in Penasco, New Mexico

Penasco residences have, on average, 2.05 ISPs available. This is normal, seeing as most companies that provide Internet packages used to be cable TV or phone providers. Most addresses have long been wired for both.

The data on this page is sourced from provider coverage reports, and is enhanced using private databases and direct provider reporting to output more accurate listings than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Address-level data isn't always available. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points each year. There are 0 collected plans in Penasco from 2014 to the present. There are 20 Internet packages currently available in the area.

Taking a look at network tech available across Penasco, the most common wired broadband Internet technology infrastructures are DSL (72.21 percent coverage) and Satellite (practically one hundred percent coverage). Telephone providers usually offer DSL Internet service, which makes technical sense because DSL transmits data packets over phone wires. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted and bundled copper construction seen in telephone lines allows for lower performance than cable and significantly less than fiber.

CenturyLink is a common alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer a maximum speed of 7 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't actually the only choice for Internet service for residents of Penasco. For example, fixed wireless providers like Choice Broadband are able to reach 9 Mbps using wireless hardware.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option overall, registered with coverage in practically one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet has registered coverage for around close to one hundred percent of residents. The fastest speed advertised for Viasat is 35 Mbps. HughesNet advertised as high as 25 Mbps. As a rule of thumb, any speed over 10 megabits per second (Mbps) will be enough for streaming lower-quality videos to devices on WiFi, but may become problematic when multiple people try to use high-bandwidth services such as video chat and multiplayer gaming. See the Internet availability map on this page to see how Internet options compare down to the census block level.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Penasco, New Mexico

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Kit Carson Internet 400 Mbps Fiber 20s 31.9%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 72.2%
800 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Penasco is the 223rd most connected city in New Mexico behind Ranchos De Taos, Taos, El Prado, Chimayo, and Alcalde.

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

Approximately 4,000 people in Taos County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 32% of people living in Penasco have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 27% of Penasco residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Taos County, approximately 8,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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