Find internet service and providers in Virginia
Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Virginia
Xfinity and Cox supply the majority of your cable internet options in Virginia, although you may find Spectrum here and there across the state. Spectrum and Cox also offer fiber internet where available, but their top speeds don’t surpass Verizon’s fastest fiber plan of up to 2,300Mbps. If fiber or cable internet isn’t available, Brightspeed’s DSL internet is one option, or you could go with wireless 5G Home Internet from Verizon or T-Mobile. HughesNet and Viasat are your two major satellite options in Virginia.
Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars from customers in Virginia.
That ranks Virginia 39th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.Learn more about our methodology
Internet customer satisfaction in Virginia
$86.70 average price per payment for internet, per household
87% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs
3.6/5 average customer service rating of internet services
3.6/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide
2.53 average people per household
$72,388 average income per household
43 average age per household
55% of population employed
Fastest internet providers in Virginia
|Provider||Avg download speed||Avg upload speed||Availability||Order online|
|Ting||245.61 Mbps||209.85 Mbps||46.18%||View Plans for Ting|
|MetroNet||197.96 Mbps||145.34 Mbps||52.22%||View Plans for MetroNet|
|Verizon Home Internet||191.48 Mbps||124.02 Mbps||98.68%|
|XFINITY||190.31 Mbps||20.28 Mbps||95.8%||View Plans for Xfinity|
|Cox Communications||183.53 Mbps||23.93 Mbps||95.98%||View Plans for Cox Communications|
Internet by tech type
|Internet tech type||Avg download speed||% of people with access||% availability||Learn more|
|5G Home||264.35 Mbps||82.15%||99.29%||See all providers for 5G Home|
|Cable||1113.53 Mbps||63.45%||85.34%||See all providers for Cable|
|DSL||120.27 Mbps||75.13%||87.28%||See all providers for DSL|
|Fiber||1436.2 Mbps||79.18%||82.02%||See all providers for Fiber|
|Fixed Wireless||74.67 Mbps||25.68%||81.61%||See all providers for Fixed Wireless|
|LTE Home||99 Mbps||19.43%||99%||See all providers for LTE Home|
|Satellite||73.09 Mbps||92.29%||100%||See all providers for Satellite|
Best cities for internet in Virginia
Cities in Virginia with the fastest internet
Poquoson is the best city in Virginia 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. Stafford and Lexington also earn top rankings, according to our data.
The most connected cities in Virginia
Roanoke is the most internet-connected city in Virginia. Roanoke 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 Roanoke's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Richmond and Arlington also make it to the top of our list.
HighSpeedInternet.com 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.