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About Internet Service in Albuquerque

Nationally, New Mexico ranks in the middle of the pack when it comes to Internet connectivity speeds, with the city of Albuquerque smack dab in the center of state rankings. Albuquerque, a high desert city, has complete wireless coverage and almost complete DSL and cable coverage. Albuquerque trails the rest of the country in upload speeds, but makes up for it in slightly higher-than-national-average download speeds.

Albuquerque Quick Facts

  • Total Area (sq miles): 174
  • Population: 5,967,443
  • Housing Units: 248,024
Albuquerque Education Levels Overall U.S. Education Levels
H.S. Graduates 83.4% 80.0%
Bachelor’s Degree 29.0% 24.8%
Albuquerque Resident Incomes Overall U.S. Incomes
Median Income $52,482 $58,283
Poverty Rate 16.4% 15.8%
Below $25k 25.3% 24.1%
$25k-$50k 33.1% 30.0%
$50k-$100k 30.4% 30.6%
$100k-$200k 14.7% 16.5%
$200k or more 2.5% 4.2%

Source: BroadbandMap.gov

Internet Access in Albuquerque

City Connectivity

Albuquerque, like many other small cities, is behind the national curve when it comes to the deployment of fiber; with only 9.3% coverage, Albuquerque lags behind the national average of 23.3%. City residents do not appear to be suffering too much with regard to connection speeds, which is likely due to the fact that the city’s deployment of fiber is still better than that of other cities of similar size.

City Accessibility Rates Overall U.S. Rates
DSL 99.0% 89.7%
Fiber 9.3% 23.3%
Cable 98.6% 88.6%
Wireless 100% 99.0%

Source: BroadbandMap.gov

Internet Speed in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is spread out over more than 170 square miles, which results in lower housing (customer density). This may be the biggest impediment to improving the city’s Internet infrastructure, which can be accomplished by utilizing more fiber to create faster connections. Still, Albuquerque holds its own when compared to the region as a whole, and produces higher speeds than both Texas and Oklahoma.

  • Upload Speed: 5.69 Mbps
  • Download Speed: 21.30 Mbps
  • Source: NetIndex.com

Albuquerque-Area Providers

Albuquerque is a city in transition; it’s stuck between offering an Internet infrastructure that is solid, yet outdated, and offering an Internet infrastructure that is on the cutting edge of the high speed revolution. Time will tell if the plans for a large offering of network fiber to residents of Albuquerque will become a reality.

CityLink Telecommunications

  • Service Areas: Limited Service Area
  • Service Tiers: Not available
  • Downstream Speeds: Not available
  • Monthly Price: Not available
  • Features and Limitations: This listing is sparse because the information currently available from CityLink is threadbare. They are in the process of building out a 100% fiber to the home network, neighborhood by neighborhood. They are promising speeds that are in excess of 99.9 percent of everywhere else in the country, with download speeds greater than 900 Mbps and upload speeds of almost 875 Mbps.

CNSP

  • Service Areas: Service availability varies by address
  • Service Tiers: High Speed Internet and High Speed Internet Advanced
  • Downstream Speeds: 256 Kbps, 1.5 Mbps and 5 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $9.99, $14.99 and $24.99
  • Features and Limitations: CNSP offers DSL service only and does not have any setup fees.

CenturyLink

  • Service Areas: Availability based on address
  • Service Tiers: 3 Levels of service
  • Downstream Speeds: 3 Mbps, 12 Mbps,and 40 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $42, $52, and $72
  • Features and Limitations: Prices go down when bundled with TV and phone. New bundle customers are also given a 5 year price lock on certain bundles.

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