El Rancho, NM High Speed Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 4 choices for service in El Rancho, 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 El Rancho 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|
|1||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||56.4%|
|2||NMSURF||wireless||25 Mbps||7 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
El Rancho NM 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 El Rancho which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in El Rancho are compared to Santa Fe County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to New Mexico overall?
Average download speeds in El Rancho of 32.3 Mbps are faster than the Santa Fe County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for New Mexico.
El Rancho Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 71.7% of the Santa Fe County population
The average internet download speed in El Rancho is 32.3 Mbps based upon 17624 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 2.7% of the El Rancho population
Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of El Rancho residents
There are 4 residential internet providers in El Rancho, NM providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in El Rancho is 251.5% faster than the Santa Fe County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
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 El Rancho 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 El Rancho, New Mexico.
Who has the fastest internet service in El Rancho?
CenturyLink with a download speed of 940 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in El Rancho.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for El Rancho, New Mexico?
The following zip codes were used: 87506
How do the internet speeds in El Rancho compare to other cities in New Mexico?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in El Rancho - 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 El Rancho, New Mexico?
NMSURF provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of El Rancho.
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 El Rancho internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
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El Rancho 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
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages