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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.

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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

2,109,093 people

2.52 average people per household

$40,927 average income per household

45 average age per household

44% of population employed


13% lower than national average

Ranked 50th nationally


16% lower than national average

Ranked 47th nationally


14% higher than national average

Ranked 17th nationally


20% lower than national average

Ranked 50th nationally

Average download speed
96.5 Mbps

29.56% lower than national average
Ranks 46th nationally

Average upload speed
27.5 Mbps

53.19% 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
XFINITY 184.98 Mbps 15.6 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
Plateau 145.85 Mbps 124.94 Mbps 47.26% View Plans for Plateau
Spectrum 133.9 Mbps 28.98 Mbps 93.9% View Plans for Spectrum
TDS Telecom 112.58 Mbps 20.69 Mbps 71.01% View Plans for TDS Telecom
Yucca Telecom 108.65 Mbps 93.9 Mbps 94.38% View Plans for Yucca Telecom
99% of people in New Mexico have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 18th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 245 Mbps 83.04% 70.11% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 1128.63 Mbps 84.03% 89.68% See all providers for Cable
DSL 280.51 Mbps 79.68% 80.16% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 476.59 Mbps 63.84% 61.99% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 35.05 Mbps 91.19% 67.36% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
LTE Home 100 Mbps 0.06% 95% See all providers for LTE Home
Satellite 75.21 Mbps 99.6% 100% See all providers for Satellite

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
Bernalillo 199.83 Mbps 16.02 Mbps 19% XFINITY
Farmington 198.23 Mbps 21.54 Mbps 67% Visionary Broadband
Los Lunas 187.73 Mbps 29.83 Mbps 10% Plateau
Clovis 174.15 Mbps 98.17 Mbps 12% Plateau
Las Cruces 156.2 Mbps 22.71 Mbps 98% XFINITY
Hobbs 128.59 Mbps 107.51 Mbps 85% Windstream
Alamogordo 124.47 Mbps 21.05 Mbps 71% TDS Telecom
Roswell 123.78 Mbps 67.69 Mbps 17% Plateau

Bernalillo 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. Farmington and Los Lunas 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 655,457 100% 85% 100%
Santa Fe 128,492 100% 100% 100%
Las Cruces 148,646 100% 47% 100%
Rio Rancho 98,824 100% 100% 100%
Farmington 57,185 100% 48% 100%
Ruidoso 8,546 100% 100% 100%
South Valley 41,143 100% 100% 100%
North Valley 11,148 100% 100% 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 Las Cruces also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in New Mexico


Population: 655,457

Median income: $57,519

87.19 Mbps
avg. download speed

18.04 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

84.81% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Zayo Group

Las Cruces

Population: 148,646

Median income: $53,874

156.2 Mbps
avg. download speed

22.71 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

46.9% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

Santa Fe

Population: 128,492

Median income: $69,717

107.7 Mbps
avg. download speed

17.26 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

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Methodology 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.

New Mexico FAQs

Which is the best internet provider in New Mexico?

Out of New Mexico’s primary ISPs, T-Mobile received the highest overall ratings in the annual customer satisfaction survey. T-Mobile singular 5G Home Internet plan provides an affordable and no-nonsense path to adequate internet service. It’s $50 per month, packs decent speeds with unlimited data, and doesn’t have a lot of extra fees.

Which is the fastest internet provider in New Hampshire?

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in New Mexico, with speeds up to 1,200Mbps.

What is the cheapest Wi-Fi in New Hampshire?

Xfinity has the cheapest internet plans in New Mexico, with prices starting at $19.99 per month.

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