Wheat Ridge, Colorado Broadband Internet Service

Wheat Ridge, 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 Wheat Ridge. 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 Wheat Ridge is Xfinity. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1XfinityCable987 Mbps35 Mbps99.8%
2CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber940 Mbps940 Mbps96.2%
3Aerux Boardbandwireless100 Mbps100 Mbps100.0%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Wheat Ridge 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.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Wheat Ridge are compared to Jefferson County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Colorado overall?
Average download speeds in Wheat Ridge of 43.43 Mbps are faster than the Jefferson County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Colorado.

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Wheat Ridge Internet Access Facts

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

  • The average download speed in Wheat Ridge is 56.8% faster than the average in Colorado and 34% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 84.6% of the Jefferson County population

  • The average internet download speed in Wheat Ridge is 43.43 Mbps based upon 13184 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 99.6% of the Wheat Ridge population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 77.7% of Wheat Ridge 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 Wheat Ridge 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 Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

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

Click through to see how the Wheat Ridge broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Cimarron Hills, Eldorado Springs, Florence, Fort Lupton, Fruita, Glendale, Haxtun

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 Wheat Ridge, Colorado?

The following zip codes were used: 80002, 80033, 80034, 80212, 80214, 80215, 80401 and 80403

Who has the fastest internet service in Wheat Ridge?

Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Wheat Ridge.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Wheat Ridge - 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.




Wheat Ridge 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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