Steamboat Springs, Colorado Broadband Internet Service

Steamboat 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 Steamboat 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 Steamboat Springs is Xfinity. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1XfinityCable987 Mbps35 Mbps96.6%
2CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber940 Mbps940 Mbps60.3%
3Zirkel Wirelesswireless100 Mbps100 Mbps100.0%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Steamboat Springs 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 Steamboat Springs which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Steamboat Springs of 6.48 Mbps are slower than the Routt County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Colorado.

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Steamboat Springs Internet Access Facts

  • Cable internet is available to 96.6% of the Steamboat Springs population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 10.1% of Steamboat Springs residents

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

  • The average download speed in Steamboat Springs is 14.5% faster than the Routt County average and 6.1% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average internet download speed in Steamboat Springs is 30.41 Mbps based upon 58184 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Steamboat Springs residents

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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 Steamboat 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 Xfinity as the top provider for Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Who has the fastest internet service in Steamboat Springs?

Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Steamboat Springs.

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

The following zip codes were used: 80477, 80487 and 80488

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 Steamboat Springs 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
Zero latency gaming

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

Click through to see how the Steamboat Springs broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Commerce City, Dakota Ridge, Dillon, Gypsum, Lyons, Mead, Pagosa Springs

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Steamboat Springs - 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 Steamboat Springs, Colorado?

Zirkel Wireless provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Steamboat Springs.




Steamboat 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.


Xfinity

  • 260+ channels
  • Award winning voice remote
  • Customize your plan
  • Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
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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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