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Comcast Xfinity Cable In New Mexico

Did you know Comcast Xfinity subscribers pay more now than ever for a shared Internet connection? That means there are more Internet customers than TV subscribers for large companies such as Comcast. New Mexico customers across the board pay higher prices for Internet as a result1.

Comcast Xfinity serves more customers in large cities than rural regions. Most states in the contiguous U.S. are within coverage of Comcast Internet. New Mexico residents might find themselves in that coverage, but places outside of the city limits might not.

Here are cities in NM that can get Comcast Xfinity:


AlbuquerqueBayardBernalilloBosque Farms
Cedar CrestCorralesDemingEspanola
FarmingtonGallupLas CrucesLos Alamos
Los LunasMesilla ParkMoriartyPlacitas
PortalesRio RanchoSandia ParkSanta Fe
Silver CityTaosTijeras

One cable provider and one DSL or fiber-optic carrier can service each unique home address. This means you won’t have a choice of cable providers if your address is in the territory for Comcast Xfinity. New Mexico residents still can use a telecommunications or satellite provider for Internet, though.

What’s the advantage? With DSL or fiber-optic Internet, you get a faster, dedicated connection. It isn’t shared among your neighbors.

Other types of Internet

There are five types of Internet connection:

  1. Cable
  2. Dial-Up
  3. DSL (digital subscriber line)
  4. Fiber-optic
  5. Satellite

These Internet connections use different technology. All but satellite Internet rely on underground lines providers own, such as Xfinity Internet. New Mexico residents can have just one of each of these forms of connections. That means your city would be in a carrier’s unique territory.

Satellite Internet relies on different technology. It’s available almost anywhere in the U.S. All you need is a clear view of the southern sky and a dish receiver installed on your home.

How to choose the best Internet for you

Look up your Internet options where you live. The carrier best for you will depend on this:

  • How do you connect? You’ll get more consistent Internet speed with a dedicated DSL or fiber-optic connection. It’s the best way to get all the speed in your plan for your home network. Ethernet connections and wireless use can also affect the speed you have
  • How many people connect? You’ll need more speed if more than one person in your house accesses the web and takes up bandwidth.
  • How many devices do you have? The more web-enabled devices you connect with, the more speed you’ll need to accommodate them.
  • What do you do online? You’ll need faster speeds if you play games, stream movies or any other media-rich activity.
  • Which devices do you use? Laptops, gaming systems and other devices might need higher speeds to allow you to do what you want online.

Need a fast Internet connection you don’t have to share? DSL or fiber-optic Internet is your best option.

Check out the plans you can get from Comcast. New Mexico addresses aren’t all guaranteed to be within Comcast’s coverage, though. Compare Internet providers in your area to determine who can give you the speed you need at the price you can afford.


1Data collected 9/8/2014 from http://qz.com/250254/for-the-first-time-more-americans-subscribe-to-cable-internet-than-cable-tv/