Internet Providers in Fort Collins, Colorado

Most Popular Internet Providers in Fort Collins, Colorado:

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  • 1. 1. CenturyLink
    94.4% Available
    94.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    940 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $65
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 2. 2. Xfinity
    85.4% Available
    85.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $19.99 - $70
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
    Deal
    There are 12 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. T-Mobile Home Internet
    Available

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 4. 4. Rise Broadband
    94.4% Available
    94.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    15 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $34.95 - $64.95
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 6. 6. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. 7. TDS Telecom
    10.1% Available
    10.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    20 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 300-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $39.95 - $95
  • 8. 8. Fort Collins Connexion
    5.5% Available
    5.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10000 Mbps
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    10000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 1000-10000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $59.95 - $299.95
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 9. TDS Telecom
    0.6% Available
    0.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    400 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 300-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Includes internet equipment one-time handling fee and free professional installation.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $112.95
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1 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Fort-Collins. See All
6 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Fort-Collins. See All
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Cricket
    98.8% Available
    98.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $35 - $55

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Internet Access in Fort Collins, Colorado

Viasat Internet has the most availability in Fort Collins. HughesNet is also widely available.

The level of competition between broadband providers in Fort Collins is high. The majority of households have 3-4 providers available to them. Access isn't distributed fairly. A notable 8.98 percent of the population are still limited to one or fewer options.

Rise Broadband is another common broadband option for Fort Collins. They offer Fixed Wireless connections available to 94 percent of the area.

Since FCC data is only collected biannually and only published six or more months later, availability shown here may not be complete.

In summary, Fort Collins's broadband infrastructure follows a common pattern in US communities: strong coverage of bundled cable and DSL, except that most houses are limited to a single company for setting up either type of Internet service. The cable/DSL pattern results from the fact that Broadband service providers started as television and landline telephone corporations, and use these pre-existing wired networks on telephone poles for delivering their Internet service. Fiber has been expanding as an alternative, and while some "Fiber" plans aren't actually "Fiber to the Home" (FTTH) connections, 61.07 percent of Fort Collins has coverage by fiber Internet reaching as far as a box near the property line. The area's weighted average downstream performance is 23.98 percent above the state average, accounting for all cities. Refer to the public speed test data below to see how local providers add up long term.

  • There are 20 internet providers in Fort Collins with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Fort Collins is the 58th most connected city in Colorado ahead of Loveland, Windsor, Wellington, Laporte, and Bellvue.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Fort Collins: Windsor
  • The fastest zip code in Fort Collins for July 2021 is 80525. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

15,000 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 Fort Collins, Colorado

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Fort Collins Connexion 10,000 Mbps Fiber 0s 5.5%
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 85.4%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 94.4%
TDS Telecom 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 10.1%
TDS Telecom 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 0.6%
Rise Broadband 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 94.4%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fort Collins

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Fort Collins is the 58th most connected city in Colorado ahead of Loveland, Windsor, Wellington, Laporte, and Bellvue.

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

Approximately 14,000 people in Larimer 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 Fort Collins 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 91% of Fort Collins 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, 80525 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Fort Collins.

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

In Larimer County, approximately 26,000 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.

Internet Access for Education in Fort Collins

Colorado State University-Fort Collins and Collegeamerica-Fort Collins are the biggest universities in Fort Collins. For the 31,487 combined students living in the area, strong internet access is a must for accessing educational materials and viewing research. Both universities offer 2 providers at the average address within two miles of either campus. Colorado State University-Fort Collins students that live around campus can expect to get downstream speeds of around 130.51 Mbps, according to speed test data in the Colorado State University-Fort Collins zip. Speeds close to Collegeamerica-Fort Collins average out to 237.38 Mbps over 21,258 tests run in the past year. FCC and US Government reports often cite the need to better broadband access for college and high school attendees.

Data Cap Issues Around Fort Collins

Data from our market research team suggests that popular providers use data caps on residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since customers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming. Providers insist that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.

Internet access in Fort Collins neighborhoods

We've gathered data about Broadband availability for these areas within Fort Collins: Windsor.

Compare Fort Collins to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fort Collins 187.9 Mbps 9 $0.32 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +346.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.48 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -39.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -27.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.32 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( -18.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -25.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.66 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Fort Collins

Xfinity in Ft. Collins

Very rarely down or have issues, quick response to issues, pretty fast connection.

Poor customer service

I would give customer service a negative mark if it was a choice. Spent 2.5 hours with Xfinity before finally obtaining a solution. The service people did not know what they were doing. I was transferred to 4 people before I received ok service.