Ranchos de Taos, NM High Speed Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 5 choices for service in Ranchos de Taos, 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 Ranchos de Taos 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||80.3%|
|2||Xfinity||Cable||50 Mbps||5 Mbps||90.5%|
|3||Kit Carson Electric||Fiber, wireless||250 Mbps||250 Mbps||46.2%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Ranchos de Taos 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 Ranchos de Taos have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
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 Ranchos de Taos of 4.47 Mbps are faster than the Taos County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for New Mexico.
Ranchos de Taos Internet Access Facts
Fiber optic internet is available to 16.0% of Ranchos de Taos residents
There are 5 residential internet providers in Ranchos de Taos, NM providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Ranchos de Taos is 4.6% faster than the Taos County average and 57.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Ranchos de Taos is 13.83 Mbps based upon 3016 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Fiber optic internet is available to 27.6% of Taos County residents
The average download speed in Ranchos de Taos is 13.2% slower than the average in New Mexico and 57.3% 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 Ranchos de Taos 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 Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.
Who has the fastest internet service in Ranchos de Taos?
CenturyLink with a download speed of 940 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Ranchos de Taos.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico?
The following zip codes were used: 87557 and 87571
How do the internet speeds in Ranchos de Taos compare to other cities in New Mexico?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Ranchos de Taos - CenturyLink and Kit Carson Electric.
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 Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico?
Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 90.5% of Ranchos de Taos.
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 Ranchos de Taos 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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Ranchos de Taos 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.
- 260+ channels
- Award winning voice remote
- Customize your plan
- Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app