Internet Providers in Tularosa, New Mexico

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Residential Internet Statistics for Tularosa, NM
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 5.94 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.77%

Internet Access in Tularosa, New Mexico

Data on this page is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reporting. BroadbandNow also uses direct reporting from providers and other private data to further validate and enhance that data. Plane and pricing information on this page is aggregated by our data analysis division. We have analyzed 223 Internet plans for Tularosa in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 482 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

The average home in Tularosa has 2 wired Internet providers available. 2.22% of the Tularosa area — 100 people — are limited to one or fewer choices. Regardless of other networks on the market, cable and DSL broadband are likely to provide the best pricing for home use.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widespread option for Tularosa residents. The provider is accessible for close to one hundred percent of Tularosa census blocks. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, serving practically one hundred percent of Tularosa with Satellite service. The fastest plan advertised by HughesNet in Tularosa is 25 Mbps.

When we're looking at network tech offered across Tularosa, we see that the most prevalent hardwired Internet technology options are Satellite and Fiber, with close to one hundred percent and 97.78% respectively. Fiber technology is composed of more modern Fiber-optical lines made of densely packed glass or plastic strands that can deliver Internet data as light. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to copper once in the "last mile." Copper technology can downgrade performance, but are still usually better than cable/DSL.

Outside of the providers listed above, Tularosa Communications provides a third option for wired broadband in 97 percent of Tularosa. Wireless options are available in the area. However, wired providers almost always provide high value pricing for the speed. The majority of residents have access to wired broadband.

Internet Statistics 2021

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Tularosa, NM

100 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 Tularosa, New Mexico

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
TDS Telecom 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Tularosa Communications 100 Mbps Fiber and DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Tularosa, New Mexico

  • Tularosa - 97.8% Availability in Tularosa - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • TDS Telecom - 63.6% Availability in Tularosa - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Tularosa - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Tularosa - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Tularosa

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Tularosa is the 53rd most connected city in New Mexico ahead of Holloman Air Force Base and Mescalero, but behind Alamogordo, La Luz, and Cloudcroft.

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 Otero 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: 98% of people living in Tularosa 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 98% of Tularosa 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 Otero County, approximately 12,000 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 and Cord Cutting Around Tularosa

Data collected by our researchers shows that popular providers in Tularosa use data caps on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because customers see caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers explain they are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming services, which easily eats up 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Tularosa

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Tularosa Communications Fiber and DSL 97.8%+ 100 Mbps
TDS Telecom Cable 63.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Choice Broadband Fixed Wireless 14.6%+ 9 Mbps
Southwestern Wireless Fixed Wireless 12.1%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 2.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
TDS Business Cable 1.8%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Tularosa to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Tularosa 5.9 Mbps 7 $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +343.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +101.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +93.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +105.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +109.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Tularosa

Fiber Price Dial-Up Speed

DSL averages 3-4Mbps on good days, yet I'm still paying $80 per month. Almost half of that cost is due to the requirement of having a voice subscription as well. My only other option is satellite.