Center, CO High Speed Internet Service

Center, CO has a total of 5 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 5 internet service options in Center. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Center is Jade communications. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Jade communicationsFiber, wireless1000 Mbps1000 Mbps100.0%
2CenturyLinkDSL80 Mbps10 Mbps97.2%
3San Luis Valley Rural ElectricFiber, wireless100 Mbps100 Mbps87.4%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%

Center CO 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 Center 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

For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Center of 6.13 Mbps are slower than the Rio Grande County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Colorado.


Center Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Center is 6.13 Mbps. This is 26.8% slower than the average in Colorado and 47.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Center is 23.8% slower than the Rio Grande County average and 59% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Center is 6.13 Mbps. This is 30% slower than the Rio Grande County average and 47.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 41.7% of Rio Grande County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 51.1% of Rio Grande County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Rio Grande County is 17.42 Mbps based upon 13928 samples taken in the past year


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 Center 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 Jade communications as the top provider for Center, Colorado.

Who has the fastest internet service in Center?

Jade communications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Center.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Center, Colorado?

The following zip codes were used: 81125

How do the internet speeds in Center compare to other cities in Colorado?

Click through to see how the Center broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Byers, Denver, Fruita, Gunnison, Ordway, Pueblo, Twin Lakes

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Center - Jade communications and San Luis Valley Rural Electric.

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.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Center, Colorado?

Jade communications provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Center.

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 download speed do I need to stream movies?

For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.

Center 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.


  • 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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  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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