Albuquerque, New Mexico Broadband Internet Service

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 6 choices for service in Albuquerque, NM that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Albuquerque by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1XfinityCable, Fiber2000 Mbps2000 Mbps98.7%
2CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber940 Mbps940 Mbps91.7%
3NMSURFwireless50 Mbps10 Mbps98.6%
4Cibolawireless50 Mbps5 Mbps96.9%
5ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Albuquerque NM 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 Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque compare to Bernalillo County? The average speed in Albuquerque is 21.76 Mbps which is faster than Bernalillo County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the New Mexico average of 15.93 Mbps.

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Albuquerque Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Albuquerque is 21.76 Mbps based upon 1962664 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 98.9% of the Albuquerque population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 13.3% of Albuquerque residents

  • There are 6 residential internet providers in Albuquerque, NM providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Albuquerque is 42.2% faster than the Bernalillo County average and 32.8% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 96.7% of Bernalillo County 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 Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Who has the fastest internet service in Albuquerque?

Xfinity with a download speed of 2000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Albuquerque.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Albuquerque, New Mexico?

The following zip codes were used: 87101, 87102, 87103, 87104, 87105, 87106, 87107, 87108, 87109, 87110, 87111, 87112, 87113, 87114, 87115, 87116, 87119, 87120, 87121, 87122, 87123, 87125, 87131, 87151, 87153, 87154, 87158, 87165, 87176, 87181, 87184, 87185, 87187, 87190, 87191, 87192, 87193, 87194, 87195, 87196, 87197, 87198 and 87199

How do the internet speeds in Albuquerque compare to other cities in New Mexico?

Click through to see how the Albuquerque broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Carrizozo, Logan, Los Alamos, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, Ponderosa Pine, San Ysidro, Tucumcari

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Albuquerque - Xfinity 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 Albuquerque, New Mexico?

Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 98.7% of Albuquerque.

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.

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Albuquerque 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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Albuquerque 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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