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Internet providers in Amherst, VA

1. Hughesnet
99% available in Amherst
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

2. Xfinity
80% available in Amherst
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps
3. King Street Wireless
99% available in Amherst
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1Mbps
1. Comcast Business
99% available in Amherst
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(41)
2. Hughesnet
99% available in Amherst
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

3. SEGRA
79% available in Amherst
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Amherst
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Amherst
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Amherst
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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4. AT&T Wireless
69% available in Amherst
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. Verizon Wireless
99% available in Amherst
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

Take our quiz to find out how much internet speed you need. Or use our internet speed test to test your current speeds.

0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Amherst Residential Internet Coverage

Positioned just north of Lynchburg, the small city of Amherst has just over 2,000 residents. Those who choose to call this area home rely on high speed Internet service for a variety of reasons, from education and work to entertainment and communication. The providers on this page can help you stay connected.

One of the largest Internet service providers in Amherst is Xfinity. This national cable provider has a massive network in Virginia. It covers all of Amherst, including Town Center, Pleasant View, Pedlar Mills, and the area near Sweet Briar College. The coverage area runs north, south, and west of the city to cover outlying areas.

Another popular option for those living in Amherst is HughesNet. This national satellite provider boasts a large network that reaches rural areas like Amherst and its surrounding communities. This company reports a top download speed of 25 Mbps and a top upload speed of 3 Mbps.

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Summary of Amherst internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Xfinity Cable 1200 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Xfinity
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 1 Mbps N/A View Plans for King Street Wireless

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Amherst

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