Internet Service Providers in Questa, New Mexico

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Residential Internet Statistics for Questa, NM
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 17.91 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 250 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 44.15%

Internet Access in Questa, New Mexico

Broadband competition is above-average in Questa in comparison to other New Mexico cities. There are 3.72 providers per census block on average. Questa ranks 145th on the "most connected city" charts. Only 49.86 percent of Questa residents have one or fewer choices for Internet.

CenturyLink is an alternative. They offer 80 percent local availability and a top speed of 40 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't actually the only option for Internet for residents of Questa. For example, fixed wireless providers like TaosNet are able to offer 12 Mbps or more using direct wireless links.

Taking a look at network tech available within the city, the most prevalent physical wire broadband connection infrastructures are DSL and Satellite, with 80.72% and close to one hundred percent respectively. DSL Internet service is delivered over phone lines, and comes from service providers like CenturyLink that own copper phone wires. DSL is outperformed by all major wired Internet technologies.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widely available option in Questa. practically one hundred percent of the Questa area can get access to them. HughesNet is also a common option, serving close to one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package for Questa is 25 Mbps.

Coverage statistics on BroadbandNow comes from FCC and governmental reported data. Providers in Questa are required by law to submit there coverage area data biannually. Leveraging our relationships with providers, BroadbandNow is able to cross-validate this data against privatized data including lit addresses reported via telecoms. This helps us to produce better maps than government reports. Our speed averages are calculated based on actual speed tests from the Questa area.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Questa, New Mexico

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Kit Carson Internet 250 Mbps Fiber 32s
CenturyLink 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Questa, New Mexico

  • CenturyLink - 80.7% Availability in Questa - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
  • Kit Carson Internet - 62.6% Availability in Questa - Speeds up to 250 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Questa - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Questa - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Questa

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Questa is the 145th most connected city in New Mexico ahead of Angel Fire, but behind Ranchos De Taos, Taos, Antonito, and El Prado.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Taos 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: 56% of people living in Questa 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 50% of Questa 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.

In Taos County, approximately 7,000 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 in Questa

ISPs have been moving to add "data caps" for residential Internet plans in recent years. Some Internet providers in Questa — CenturyLink included — have data caps. Data caps vary quite a bit, and can be anywhere from 250GB to one Terabyte or more. Data limits are generally quite high, so they won't affect most subscribers. If a non-capped package isn't an option to you, most companies include an official usage tracking meter on their website. Data caps have been increasing as the average viewer's expectations for video quality rises. If you're looking at CenturyLink in Questa, be sure to verify data policies for your specific package before inquiring about service.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Questa

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Kit Carson Internet Fiber and Fixed Wireless 62.6%+ 250 Mbps
TaosNet Fixed Wireless 100% 64 Mbps
Choice Broadband Fixed Wireless 99.5%+ 9 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 80.7%+ 40 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 40 Mbps
Kit Carson Internet Fiber 0.7%+ 250 Mbps

Compare Questa to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Questa 17.9 Mbps 7 $2.29 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +331.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +89.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +81.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +93.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +97.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )