Best Elko Internet Service Providers
There are a total of 5 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Elko, Nevada and meet the minimum accepted broadband definition of 25 Mbps download speed. Our proprietary ranking calculation takes into account different aspects of useable download speed, upload speed and coverage area. For example, an increase of 100 Mbps download speed from 200 Mbps to 300 Mbps is much more significant for users than an increase from 1000 Mbps to 1100Mpbs. Also, for nearly all users download speed is much more important than upload speed. Our ranked ordering of internet service providers in Elko:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Rise Broadband||wireless||250 Mbps||50 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||Zito West Holding||Cable||100 Mbps||10 Mbps||88.2%|
|3||Frontier||DSL, Fiber||115 Mbps||115 Mbps||79.8%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Elko NV 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 Elko 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
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Elko are compared to Elko County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Nevada overall?
Average download speeds in Elko of 13.73 Mbps are faster than the Elko County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Nevada.
Elko Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in Elko County is 10.73 Mbps based upon 70768 samples taken in the past year
The average upload speed in Elko is 2.48 Mbps. This is 58.5% slower than the average in Nevada and 78.6% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Elko is 28% faster than the Elko County average and 57.6% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Elko is 2.48 Mbps. This is 16.4% faster than the Elko County average and 78.6% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 39.2% of Elko County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 8.5% of Elko County residents
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 Elko 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 Rise Broadband as the top provider for Elko, Nevada.
Who has the fastest internet service in Elko?
Rise Broadband with a download speed of 250 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Elko.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Elko, Nevada?
The following zip codes were used: 89801, 89802 and 89803
How do the internet speeds in Elko compare to other cities in Nevada?
Click through to see how the Elko broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Bunkerville, Fallon, Panaca, Sandy Valley, Sparks, Stateline, Tonopah
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.
What is fixed wireless internet service?
Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Elko, Nevada?
Rise Broadband provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Elko.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 5 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Elko, NV residents.
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 is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
Elko 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
- 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
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
- 50+ channels
- 50 hours of DVR storage
- No annual contracts
- Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices