Santa Fe, New Mexico Broadband Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 5 choices for service in Santa Fe, 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 Santa Fe 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||Xfinity||Cable||987 Mbps||35 Mbps||98.3%|
|2||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||72.8%|
|3||NMSURF||wireless||500 Mbps||500 Mbps||100.0%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
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 Santa Fe of 3.09 Mbps are faster than the Santa Fe County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for New Mexico.
Santa Fe Internet Access Facts
The average download speed in Santa Fe is 54.2% faster than the Santa Fe County average and 56.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Santa Fe is 3.09 Mbps. This is 16.6% faster than the Santa Fe County average and 73.4% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 76.1% of Santa Fe County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 11.3% of Santa Fe County residents
The average internet download speed in Santa Fe County is 9.19 Mbps based upon 263808 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Santa Fe is 11% slower than the average in New Mexico and 56.3% 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 Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Who has the fastest internet service in Santa Fe?
Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Santa Fe.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Santa Fe, New Mexico?
The following zip codes were used: 87501, 87502, 87503, 87504, 87505, 87506, 87507, 87508, 87509, 87592 and 87594
How do the internet speeds in Santa Fe compare to other cities in New Mexico?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Santa Fe - 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 Santa Fe, New Mexico?
NMSURF provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Santa Fe.
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 Santa Fe 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|
Zero latency gaming
Santa Fe 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