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
1Triad Wirelesswireless300 Mbps50 Mbps94.7%
2Bluespan Wirelesswireless50 Mbps10 Mbps100.0%
3Simply Bitswireless25 Mbps7 Mbps100.0%
4MediacomCable200 Mbps20 Mbps70.8%
5CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber100 Mbps40 Mbps46.3%
6ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
7HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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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:

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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.

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Rio Rico Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Rio Rico is 18.5 Mbps based upon 21000 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 72.1% of Santa Cruz County residents

  • Cable internet is available to 67.8% of the Rio Rico population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Santa Cruz County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Rio Rico residents

  • There are 7 residential internet providers in Rio Rico, AZ providing service to at least 15% of the city

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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.

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.

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?

Click through to see how the Rio Rico broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Dewey Humboldt, Mesa, Prescott Valley, Scenic, Sierra Vista Southeast, Tempe, Tucson

What is DSL internet service?

DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.

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.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Rio Rico, Arizona?

Bluespan Wireless and Simply Bits provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Rio Rico.

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 cable internet service?

Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.

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.


Mediacom

  • 170+ channels
  • TiVo integrated search
  • 3 video package tiers
  • Watch live TV or recordings from your mobile device with the Xtream TV app
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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