Pagosa Springs, Colorado Broadband Internet Service

Pagosa Springs, 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 Pagosa Springs. 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 Pagosa Springs is Visionary Communications. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Visionary CommunicationsFiber, wireless1000 Mbps1000 Mbps36.5%
2Zito West HoldingCable100 Mbps10 Mbps94.1%
3CenturyLinkDSL80 Mbps100 Mbps84.8%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%

Pagosa Springs 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

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Pagosa Springs are compared to Archuleta County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Colorado overall?
Average download speeds in Pagosa Springs of 14.38 Mbps are faster than the Archuleta County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Colorado.


Pagosa Springs Internet Access Facts

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 10.8% of Archuleta County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Archuleta County is 11.52 Mbps based upon 84528 samples taken in the past year

  • The average download speed in Pagosa Springs is 48.1% slower than the average in Colorado and 55.6% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Pagosa Springs is 2.27 Mbps. This is 10.2% faster than the Archuleta County average and 80.4% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 88.1% of the Pagosa Springs population

  • There are 5 residential internet providers in Pagosa Springs, CO providing service to at least 15% of the city


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 Pagosa Springs 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 Visionary Communications as the top provider for Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Who has the fastest internet service in Pagosa Springs?

Visionary Communications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Pagosa Springs.

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

The following zip codes were used: 81147 and 81157

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

Click through to see how the Pagosa Springs broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Applewood, Dolores, Glendale, Julesburg, Ken Caryl, Kittredge, Security Widefield

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Pagosa Springs - Visionary Communications.

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 Pagosa Springs, Colorado?

Zito West Holding provides broadband internet service to 94.1% of Pagosa Springs.

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.

Pagosa Springs 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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