Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster
Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster
Average Mbps download speed
Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.
Albuquerque – Population 915,927
Las Cruces – Population 217,522
Clovis – Population 49,437
The largest metro area in New Mexico is Albuquerque with a population of 915,927.00. This is followed by the Las Cruces metro area, with a population of 217,522.00. This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.
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91% get DSL
74% get Cable
9% get Fiber
100% get Satellite
Broadband government information
To enhance broadband access to community anchor institutions while upgrading the state’s public safety communications capabilities, New Mexico’s Department of Information Technology proposes a two-tiered project that addresses both objectives via a single network infrastructure First, the project will complete the tenyear analog-to-digital upgrade of the state’s microwave network by replacing 19 of the network’s towers that, along with the existing infrastructure, connect to a 100 Gbps backbone network at several key points statewide.
NM Internet news
As part of a longstanding project to connect essential community anchor institutions across the country, and facilitate closer collaboration and long-term benefits for education, research, healthcare, public safety, and government services, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) proposes a comprehensive 50-state network benefitting approximately 121,000 community anchors.