Internet Providers in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

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Residential Internet Statistics for Taos Ski Valley, NM
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 9.64 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 250 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 38.89%

Internet Access in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

Taos Ski Valley has 6 residential Internet providers, or 9 when including business and mobile service. There are 3 broadband choices ("wired" meaning technologies like cable, DSL, and fiber).

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Taos Ski Valley.

The plans listed on this page are manually collected through our data science and research team.

Zooming in on less fortunate communities around Taos Ski Valley, as many as 72 people have only one or fewer options for wired Internet service.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

  • Kit Carson Internet - 61.1% Availability in Taos Ski Valley - Speeds up to 250 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Taos Ski Valley - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Taos Ski Valley - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Taos Ski Valley

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Taos Ski Valley is the 117th most connected city in New Mexico ahead of El Prado, Questa, and Angel Fire, but behind Ranchos De Taos and Taos.

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: 61% of people living in Taos Ski Valley 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 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 Cap Issues in Taos Ski Valley

Data from our market researchers suggests that many of the top ISPs currently use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since consumers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming. Providers explain they are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is video streaming, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Taos Ski Valley

Provider Type Coverage Speed
TaosNet Fixed Wireless 100% 64 Mbps
Kit Carson Internet Fiber and Fixed Wireless 61.1%+ 250 Mbps
Choice Broadband Fixed Wireless 30.6%+ 9 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Kit Carson Internet Fiber 100% 250 Mbps

Compare Taos Ski Valley to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Taos Ski Valley 9.6 Mbps 6 $2.29 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +339.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +97.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +90.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +102.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +105.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )