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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in New Mexico

Xfinity, CenturyLink, and T-Mobile are the primary internet providers in New Mexico, all of which are available in most of the state’s highly-populated areas. Out of the three, T-Mobile received the highest ratings in our 2023 customer satisfaction survey, likely due to its mix of affordability and convenience as a completely wireless internet service.

Xfinity’s cable internet service is often the most practical choice for your average household. Rated the best for speed in our customer satisfaction survey, Xfinity connections reach up to 1,200Mbps in New Mexico. But the service also has excellent variety, making it easy to find something that fits your needs and budget.

CenturyLink offers fiber and DSL internet in New Mexico. If you can get a fiber connection, this may be the best option, as fiber internet is the best quality connection you can get.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars from customers in New Mexico.

That ranks New Mexico 31st nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

Learn more about our methodology

Internet customer satisfaction in New Mexico

 3.7/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 31st national ranking for customer satisfaction

$68.46 average price per payment for internet, per household

88.5% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.8/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

Population:
2,109,093 people

2.52 average people per household

$40,487 average income per household

45 average age per household

44% of population employed

75

13% lower than national average

Ranked 50th nationally

48

36% lower than national average

Ranked 50th nationally

100%

15% higher than national average

Ranked 15th nationally

63%

20% lower than national average

Ranked 50th nationally

Average download speed
94.6 Mbps

29.5% lower than national average
Ranks 46th nationally

Average upload speed
26.8 Mbps

60.04% lower than national average
Ranks 49th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in New Mexico

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Optimum 194.08 Mbps 27.9 Mbps 88.26% View Plans for Optimum
XFINITY 177.79 Mbps 15.46 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
Plateau 142.16 Mbps 124.84 Mbps 47.26% View Plans for Plateau
Spectrum 127.34 Mbps 28.15 Mbps 48.9% View Plans for Spectrum
TDS Telecom 109.19 Mbps 17.1 Mbps 71.01% View Plans for TDS Telecom
99% of people in New Mexico have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 21st nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
Satellite 117.53 Mbps 80.57% 99.33% See all providers for Satellite
LTE Home 150 Mbps 0.97% 98% See all providers for LTE Home
Fixed Wireless 35.21 Mbps 91.19% 67.59% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Fiber 523.84 Mbps 48.03% 59.9% See all providers for Fiber
DSL 279.19 Mbps 95.32% 50.97% See all providers for DSL
Cable 1133.2 Mbps 76.31% 89.36% See all providers for Cable
5G Home 244.53 Mbps 58.29% 47.17% See all providers for 5G Home

Best cities for internet in New Mexico

Cities in New Mexico with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Farmington 203.25 Mbps 20.82 Mbps 68% Visionary Broadband
Los Lunas 191.93 Mbps 27.7 Mbps 10% Plateau
Clovis 167.01 Mbps 98.18 Mbps 12% Optimum
Roswell 124.32 Mbps 72.79 Mbps 47% Plateau
Hobbs 121.05 Mbps 109.55 Mbps 85% Windstream
Alamogordo 112.04 Mbps 18.48 Mbps 71% TDS Telecom
Alamogordo 112.04 Mbps 18.48 Mbps 71% TDS Telecom
Santa Fe 108.05 Mbps 17.41 Mbps 16% XFINITY

Farmington is the best city in New Mexico for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Los Lunas and Clovis also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in New Mexico

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Albuquerque 562,551 100% 25% 100%
Santa Fe 87,617 100% 100% 100%
Rio Rancho 104,351 100% 100% 100%
Farmington 46,457 100% 100% 100%
Kirtland 546 100% 100% 100%
North Valley 11,256 100% 100% 100%
Tesuque 1,123 100% 100% 100%
South Valley 37,601 100% 55% 100%

Albuquerque is the most internet-connected city in New Mexico. Albuquerque makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Albuquerque's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Santa Fe and Rio Rancho also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in New Mexico

Albuquerque

Population: 562,551

Median income: $57,519

86.09 Mbps
avg. download speed

17.41 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

25.16% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Zayo Group

Rio Rancho

Population: 104,351

Median income: $68,345

68.26 Mbps
avg. download speed

20.11 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Xfinity

Santa Fe

Population: 87,617

Median income: $69,717

108.05 Mbps
avg. download speed

17.41 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Xfinity

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Methodology

HighSpeedInternet.com relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

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