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Internet Providers in Santa Cruz, New Mexico
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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 280 home Internet plans in Santa Cruz and the surrounding area. The speed averages are drawn from 296 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 and Fiber. 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.
Internet Statistics 2021
79.7% of consumers in Santa Cruz1,000 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||Availability|
|Windstream||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||98.9%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Compare Santa Cruz to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Santa Cruz||8.3 Mbps||8||$0.42 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +526.1 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +140.5 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +152.3 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +161.2 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +153.8 Mbps )||8||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|