Best Durango Internet Service Providers

Durango, 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 Durango. 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 Durango is Spectrum. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1SpectrumCable, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps95.3%
2CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber940 Mbps940 Mbps21.7%
3AlignTecwireless50 Mbps25 Mbps73.0%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6Visionary Communicationswireless50 Mbps5 Mbps36.5%
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Durango CO Internet Access Options

More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Durango which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Durango compare to La Plata County? The average speed in Durango is 17.15 Mbps which is faster than La Plata County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Colorado average of 27.69 Mbps.

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Durango Internet Access Facts

  • DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Durango residents

  • There are 6 residential internet providers in Durango, CO providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Durango is 38.1% slower than the average in Colorado and 47.1% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 43.8% of the La Plata County population

  • The average internet download speed in Durango is 17.15 Mbps based upon 100184 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 95.4% of the Durango population

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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 Durango 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 Spectrum as the top provider for Durango, Colorado.

Who has the fastest internet service in Durango?

Spectrum with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Durango.

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

The following zip codes were used: 81301, 81302 and 81303

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 Durango internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
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How do the internet speeds in Durango compare to other cities in Colorado?

Click through to see how the Durango broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Cherry Creek, Craig, Lafayette, Montrose, New Castle, Silverthorne, Stratmoor

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Durango - Spectrum and CenturyLink.

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 Durango, Colorado?

Spectrum provides broadband internet service to 95.3% of Durango.




Durango 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.


Spectrum

  • 125+ channels
  • Flexible packages
  • 85,000 OnDemand titles
  • All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
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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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