In New Mexico, approximately 97.10% of the state has internet service with speeds of 15 Mbps available for purchase through internet service providers; however, approximately 39.90% of the state’s residents have little to no internet connection readily available to them. Some of those with limited internet access have dial-up or legacy copper DSL internet service, but their internet is so slow that streaming, video conferencing, online gaming and other activities requiring high-speed internet are out of reach.
Wireless providers reach 99.40% of the state of New Mexico, but other forms of internet technology are less widely available in New Mexico than in other states. Only 87.30% of the population of New Mexico has access to DSL internet service. Cable internet is available to 75.30%, while only 99.40% have access to fiber internet. Less than 52.30% of New Mexico is served by three or more wired internet providers (DSL, cable and fiber internet).