Grand Junction, Colorado Broadband Internet Service

Grand Junction, 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 Grand Junction. 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 Grand Junction is Spectrum. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1SpectrumCable, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps99.8%
2CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber940 Mbps940 Mbps41.5%
3Rise Broadbandwireless25 Mbps5 Mbps56.0%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Grand Junction 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 Grand Junction 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 Grand Junction compare to Mesa County? The average speed in Grand Junction is 22.15 Mbps which is faster than Mesa County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Colorado average of 27.69 Mbps.

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Grand Junction Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Grand Junction is 5.89 Mbps. This is 40.6% faster than the Mesa County average and 49.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 88.6% of Mesa County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 3.7% of Mesa County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Mesa County is 12.49 Mbps based upon 226968 samples taken in the past year

  • The average download speed in Grand Junction is 20% slower than the average in Colorado and 31.6% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average internet download speed in Grand Junction is 22.15 Mbps based upon 191400 measurements taken in the last 12 months

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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 Grand Junction 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 Grand Junction, Colorado.

Who has the fastest internet service in Grand Junction?

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

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

The following zip codes were used: 81501, 81502, 81503, 81504, 81505, 81506 and 81507

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 Grand Junction 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 Grand Junction compare to other cities in Colorado?

Click through to see how the Grand Junction broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Cimarron Hills, Elizabeth, Leadville North, Littleton, Longmont, New Castle, Parachute

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Grand Junction - 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 Grand Junction, Colorado?

Spectrum provides broadband internet service to 99.8% of Grand Junction.




Grand Junction 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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