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
Fiber optic internet is available to 0.4% of Cortez residents
The average internet download speed in Montezuma County is 13.64 Mbps based upon 36440 samples taken in the past year
The average upload speed in Cortez is 6.9 Mbps. This is 17.7% slower than the average in Colorado and 40.5% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Cortez is 94.8% faster than the Montezuma County average and 18% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Cortez is 6.9 Mbps. This is 37.2% faster than the Montezuma County average and 40.5% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 44.6% of Montezuma County residents
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.
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.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Cortez, Colorado?
The following zip codes were used: 81321
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Cortez internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Cortez compare to other cities in Colorado?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Cortez, Colorado population.
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 Cortez, Colorado?
AlignTec provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Cortez.
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
- 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