Internet Providers in Santa Cruz, NM

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Residential Internet Statistics for Santa Cruz, NM
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59

Internet Access in Santa Cruz, New Mexico

FCC Form 477 datasets are the backbone of Santa Cruz Internet availability information listed here. Since 2014, we've analyzed 589 rows of FCC and private data about broadband availability within Santa Cruz. Our research division has manually collected pricing details and terms for 288 home Internet plans in Santa Cruz and the surrounding area. The speed averages are drawn from 742 speed tests from IP addresses originating in Santa Cruz.

Windstream is the third largest wired broadband provider in Santa Cruz, available for 98 percent of residents. NMSURF.COM is another company worth knowing about — while fixed wireless isn't as well known as cable, it it offers similar speed and quality.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Santa Cruz.

There is above-average market choice between companies in Santa Cruz, but 1,000 locals still don't have service from more than one provider. If these residents aren't pleased by their local provider, they have to rely on a less reliable wireless. However, this isn't the norm in Santa Cruz — the majority of households have 3 Internet options.

In summary, residents are frequently to be choosing between Satellite and DSL. The map and speed test data seen below illustrate how the real-world speed and performance results vary when comparing zip codes and Internet providers in Santa Cruz.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Santa Cruz with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Santa Cruz is the 154th most connected city in New Mexico ahead of Alcalde, Hernandez, and Ohkay Owingeh, but behind Espanola and Chimayo.
  • The fastest zip code in Santa Cruz for April 2021 is 87567. (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 Santa Cruz, New Mexico

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Windstream 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 Santa Cruz, New Mexico

  • Windstream - DSL - 98.9% Availability in Santa Cruz - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 19.5% Availability in Santa Cruz - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Santa Cruz - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Santa Cruz - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz is the 154th most connected city in New Mexico ahead of Alcalde, Hernandez, and Ohkay Owingeh, but behind Espanola and Chimayo.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Santa Fe 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: 19% of people living in Santa Cruz 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 20% of Santa Cruz 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, 87567 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Santa Cruz.

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

In Santa Fe County, approximately 13,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Santa Cruz

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 98.9%+ 200 Mbps
NMSURF.COM Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Cibola Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 10 Mbps
Cyber Mesa Telecom Fixed Wireless 33.3%+ 15 Mbps
Black Mesa Wireless Fixed Wireless 31.0%+ 200 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 19.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
NMSURF.COM Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Cibola Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 10 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 4.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Cyber Mesa Telecom Fixed Wireless 0.0%+ 25 Mbps

Compare Santa Cruz to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Santa Cruz 9.5 Mbps 8 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +405.9 Mbps ) 16 ( +8 ) $0.61 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +109.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +106.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +117.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +118.1 Mbps ) 8 $0.33 ( $0.00 )