Cortez, CO High Speed Internet Service
Cortez, CO has a total of 6 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 6 internet service options in Cortez. 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 Cortez is Telephone and Data Systems. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Telephone and Data Systems||Cable||600 Mbps||20 Mbps||99.2%|
|2||AlignTec||wireless||50 Mbps||25 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||CenturyLink||DSL||60 Mbps||5 Mbps||34.1%|
|6||Visionary Communications||wireless||50 Mbps||5 Mbps||25.5%|
Cortez CO Internet Access Options
Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Cortez compare to Montezuma County? The average speed in Cortez is 26.57 Mbps which is faster than Montezuma County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Colorado average of 27.69 Mbps.
Cortez Internet Access Facts
Cable internet is available to 98.9% of the Cortez population
Fiber optic internet is available to 3.3% of Montezuma County residents
DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Cortez residents
There are 6 residential internet providers in Cortez, CO providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Cortez is 4% slower than the average in Colorado and 18% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 47.2% of the Montezuma County population
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 Cortez 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 Telephone and Data Systems as the top provider for Cortez, Colorado.
How do the internet speeds in Cortez compare to other cities in Colorado?
Click through to see how the Cortez broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Broomfield, Canon City, Cascade Chipita Park, Cortez, Elizabeth, Todd Creek, Westminster
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.
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.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Cortez, Colorado?
The following zip codes were used: 81321
Who has the fastest internet service in Cortez?
Telephone and Data Systems with a download speed of 600 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Cortez.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Cortez - 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.
Cortez 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
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 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
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
- 50+ channels
- 50 hours of DVR storage
- No annual contracts
- Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices