Best Farmington Internet Service Providers

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 5 choices for service in Farmington, 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 Farmington 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
1XfinityCable987 Mbps35 Mbps92.2%
2CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber940 Mbps940 Mbps63.3%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5Visionary Communicationswireless50 Mbps5 Mbps19.8%
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Farmington 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 Farmington which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Farmington compare to San Juan County? The average speed in Farmington is 29.79 Mbps which is faster than San Juan County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the New Mexico average of 15.93 Mbps.

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Farmington Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Farmington is 6.4 Mbps. This is 123% faster than the San Juan County average and 44.8% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 62.5% of San Juan County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 1.1% of San Juan County residents

  • The average internet download speed in San Juan County is 11.64 Mbps based upon 80176 samples taken in the past year

  • The average download speed in Farmington is 87% faster than the average in New Mexico and 8.1% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average internet download speed in Farmington is 29.79 Mbps based upon 56224 measurements taken in the last 12 months

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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 Farmington 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 Farmington, New Mexico.

Who has the fastest internet service in Farmington?

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

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

The following zip codes were used: 87401, 87402, 87415 and 87499

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

Click through to see how the Farmington broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Artesia, Cannon Afb, Chaparral, Crownpoint, Fairacres, Sandia Knolls, Valencia

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Farmington - 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 Farmington, New Mexico?

Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 92.2% of Farmington.

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 Farmington 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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Farmington 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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