Internet Service Providers in
Albuquerque, NM

Providers in Albuquerque, NM

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Speeds up to245 Mbps
5G Home Internet 78% coverage in Albuquerque, NM Reliability data not available
Speeds up to1200 Mbps
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Cable Internet 99% coverage in Albuquerque, NM Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable
Speeds up to150 Mbps
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Satellite Internet 81% coverage in Albuquerque, NM Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable
Speeds up to100 Mbps
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Satellite Internet 99% coverage in Albuquerque, NM Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable
Speeds up to200 Mbps
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DSL & Fiber Internet 98% coverage in Albuquerque, NM Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable
Speeds up to100 Mbps
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Fixed Wireless Internet 100% coverage in Albuquerque, NM Reliability data not available
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Speeds up to9000 Mbps
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Fixed Wireless Internet 100% coverage in Albuquerque, NM Reliability data not available
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Fiber & Fixed Wireless Internet 61% coverage in Albuquerque, NM Reliability data not available
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Fixed Wireless Internet 59% coverage in Albuquerque, NM Reliability data not available
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Fiber & Fixed Wireless Internet 34% coverage in Albuquerque, NM Reliability data not available
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Albuquerque, NM provider recommendations

Xfinity: Best internet for most people

Xfinity pros and cons

pro
Pros
pro High-speed cable internet network
pro No contracts
pro Good prices
con
Cons
con No fiber plans
con 1.2TB data cap

The bad news is that Albuquerque doesn’t have too many internet service provider options. The good news is that there’s Xfinity. Xfinity covers most parts of the city and offers plenty of high-speed cable plans that are perfect for medium to large households that stream a lot.

While Xfinity’s plans are fast, there are some downsides. The company doesn’t offer fiber internet in Albuquerque. Also, its plans come with a 1.2TB data cap. That’s more data than most people will go through in a month, but it’s a definite deal breaker for some really big households or serious gamers.

Best Xfinity plan for most people: 400Mbps internet for $55.00/mo.

400Mbps is a great, middle-of-the-road speed cap for most households. It’s more than enough bandwidth to stream 4K video on your TV while also playing the new Warzone on your computer and streaming music on your iPhone. And the price is still reasonable at just $55 a month.

CenturyLink: Best fiber plans

CenturyLink pros and cons

pro
Pros
pro Some fiber plans available
pro Fast cable internet download speeds
pro No contracts or data caps
con
Cons
con Mostly DSL network
con Have to pay extra for rented equipment

The best internet available in Albuquerque comes from CenturyLink. It’s the only major internet provider that currently has fiber plans available, which give you superfast and reliable internet, with symmetrical upload and download speeds.

But there’s a reason that CenturyLink isn’t at the top of our list. Most of the company’s plans in the 505 are not fiber, but DSL. This means they are much slower (usually 100Mbps tops), less reliable, and offer less value for your money. Bummer.

On top of that, CenturyLink can have some hefty fees, like a $149 installation fee.

Best CenturyLink plan for most people: 100Mbps internet for $55.00/mo.

If you can get CenturyLink fiber, do it! But most people in Albuquerque won’t be in CenturyLink’s fiber range. If that’s the case for you, we recommend the company’s 100Mbps DSL plan. That’s enough speed for many small households and apartments.

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet: Ideal for smaller households

T-Mobile Internet pros and cons

pro
Pros
pro Simple pricing and policies
pro Easy and free to install
pro Low prices and no contracts
con
Cons
con Not as fast as cable or fiber internet services
con Speed and reliability may vary by location

Thanks to advances in wireless internet technology, there’s a new way to get home internet in Albuquerque. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet offers a simple, affordable, and fast internet service that’s almost completely wireless—you do have to plug your modem/router into the power outlet, but that’s it.

With T-Mobile’s 5G internet service you can get up to 245Mbps of internet speed. That’s way more than DSL and even matches some cable internet plans. While the speeds are a little less reliable than wired service, it’s a good deal for many small households.

Best T-Mobile 5G Home Internet plan for most people: $50 Home Internet, 72–245Mbps for $50.00/mo.

There’s just one plan for T-Mobile 5G Home Internet customers. It costs $50 a month and gives you 72–245Mbps. There are no pesky contracts, hidden fees, or data caps, so you can binge the new season of Real Housewives without a care in the world.

T Mobile
T-Mobile Home Internet
pro Speeds up to 245 Mbps
pro 5G + Home connections
Xfinity
XFINITY
pro Speeds up to 1200 Mbps
pro Cable connections

Tech type availability in Albuquerque, NM

Fiber availability

82%

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Renowned for its reliability, fiber can reach download and upload speeds up to 10,000Mbps. While it isn’t available everywhere, it’s the best internet you can get.

Cable availability

100%

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Cable is bread-and-butter internet—widely available, often affordable, and very fast, delivering download speeds that range anywhere from 25Mbps to 1,200Mbps.

DSL availability

92%

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DSL maxes out at 100Mbps, but many DSL customers get much slower speeds than that. DSL is becoming obsolete, but it’s still a solid option in rural areas.

Satellite availability

93%

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Satellite is available practically everywhere, even in the most remote parts of the country. It’s costly and comes with strict data limits and slow speeds, so use it as a last resort.

Fastest internet plans and providers in
Albuquerque, NM

The fastest internet providers can get you gigabit or even multi-gigabit speeds. Not everyone needs a 1,000Mbps connection or faster, but it’s worth the investment if you’re a power user or live in a large household.

Provider
Max Download Speed
Connection Type
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Xfinity
1200 MbpsCable
CityLink Telecommunications
1000 MbpsFiber
T Mobile
245 Mbps5G Home

Internet availability faster than 100Mbps by region

Albuquerque

100%

New Mexico

100%

How much speed do you need?

Take a look below at what you can do with different speeds commonly offered by internet service providers (ISPs). You can read more about the average user’s speed needs in our internet speed guide.

Internet Speed
No. of people
No. of devices
Activities
5–25Mbps 1–2 1–5 Casual web browsing • Emails • Social media • Streaming SD video • Streaming music
25–50Mbps 2–4 4–7 Streaming HD and 4K video • Streaming music • Online gaming • Light work from home
50–100Mbps 4–6 7–10 Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Working from home • Using home security devices
100–500Mbps 6+ 10+ Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Running a home office • Using home security and smart home devices
500–1,000Mbps 10+ 15+ Running a home office or creative profession • Streaming in 4K • Live streaming • Online gaming • Using home security and smart home devices

To get these numbers, we used the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband speed guide, our streaming internet speed guide, and our Zoom internet speed guide.

Internet provider averages in
Albuquerque, NM

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Average download speed

88 Mbps
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Average upload speed

18 Mbps
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Average latency time

51 ms

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