Rio Rico, Arizona Broadband Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 7 choices for service in Rio Rico, AZ that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Rio Rico by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Triad Wireless||wireless||300 Mbps||50 Mbps||94.7%|
|2||Bluespan Wireless||wireless||50 Mbps||10 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||Simply Bits||wireless||25 Mbps||7 Mbps||100.0%|
|4||Mediacom||Cable||200 Mbps||20 Mbps||70.8%|
|5||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||100 Mbps||40 Mbps||46.3%|
|6||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|7||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Rio Rico AZ Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Rio Rico have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Rio Rico compare to Santa Cruz County? The average speed in Rio Rico is 18.5 Mbps which is slower than Santa Cruz County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Arizona average of 22.4 Mbps.
Rio Rico Internet Access Facts
The average download speed in Rio Rico is 1.1% slower than the Santa Cruz County average and 42.9% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Rio Rico is 3.61 Mbps. This is 31% slower than the Santa Cruz County average and 68.9% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 72.1% of Santa Cruz County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Santa Cruz County residents
The average internet download speed in Santa Cruz County is 18.71 Mbps based upon 889496 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Rio Rico is 17.4% slower than the average in Arizona and 42.9% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Rio Rico residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Triad Wireless as the top provider for Rio Rico, Arizona.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Rio Rico, Arizona?
The following zip codes were used: 85621, 85640, 85646 and 85648
How do the internet speeds in Rio Rico compare to other cities in Arizona?
Who has the fastest internet service in Rio Rico?
Triad Wireless with a download speed of 300 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Rio Rico.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Rio Rico - CenturyLink.
What is an internet data cap?
Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.
What is fixed wireless internet service?
Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 7 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Rio Rico, AZ residents.
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
Rio Rico Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 170+ channels
- TiVo integrated search
- 3 video package tiers
- Watch live TV or recordings from your mobile device with the Xtream TV app
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app