Best Ridgway Internet Service Providers

Ridgway, 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 Ridgway. 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 Ridgway is CenturyLink. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber140 Mbps20 Mbps97.0%
2Mountain Broadband Networkswireless25 Mbps25 Mbps98.6%
3Rise Broadbandwireless25 Mbps5 Mbps98.6%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
desktop_mac

Ridgway 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 Ridgway which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

wifi_tethering

Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Ridgway compare to Ouray County? The average speed in Ridgway is 12.13 Mbps which is faster than Ouray County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Colorado average of 27.69 Mbps.

wifi

Ridgway Internet Access Facts

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 17.7% of Ouray County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Ridgway residents

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

  • The average download speed in Ridgway is 56.2% slower than the average in Colorado and 62.6% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 39.6% of the Ouray County population

  • The average internet download speed in Ridgway is 12.13 Mbps based upon 6544 measurements taken in the last 12 months

web

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 Ridgway 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 CenturyLink as the top provider for Ridgway, Colorado.

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

Click through to see how the Ridgway broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Dacono, Eagle, Frederick, La Junta, Meridian, Springfield, Stonegate

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 Ridgway, Colorado?

The following zip codes were used: 81432

Who has the fastest internet service in Ridgway?

CenturyLink with a download speed of 140 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Ridgway.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Ridgway - 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.




Ridgway 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.


DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Learn More

Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
Learn More

YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
Learn More

DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
Learn More

fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
Learn More

Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
Learn More