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Internet providers in Fairfax, VA

1. EarthLink.
99% available in Fairfax
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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2. Cox Communications
99% available in Fairfax
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Limited availability in select areas

3. Xfinity
28% available in Fairfax
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps
4. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Fairfax
Connection:
5G Home, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(14)
5. ispMint
99% available in Fairfax
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
1. Cox Communications
99% available in Fairfax
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Limited availability in select areas

2. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Fairfax
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(14)
3. Earthlink Business
99% available in Fairfax
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. ispMint
99% available in Fairfax
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
5. Ooma
50% available in Fairfax
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
6. Zayo Group
15% available in Fairfax
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Fairfax
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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

User Rating
3. Cox Communications
99% available in Fairfax
Connection:
Mobile
Cox Communications
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

Limited availability in select areas

4. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Fairfax
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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5. Verizon Wireless
44% available in Fairfax
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
6. AT&T Wireless
99% available in Fairfax
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

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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

Internet in Fairfax

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Fairfax area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$66.57/mo

Average speed
198.5 Mbps

Fastest provider

Most popular provider

Fairfax Residential Internet Coverage

Tucked into the metropolitan area of Washington DC and Alexandria, the city of Fairfax, Virginia has many internet service provider options for its residents.

Fiber internet is widely accessible in Fairfax through Verizon Fios, which covers almost all of Fairfax with its fiber network. Areas near Monument Drive and Chain Bridge Road are excluded from this growing service area.

Verizon has a nearly identical service area, also providing coverage to Monument Drive while still leaving part of Chain Bridge Road out of its network.

For cable internet fans, through Xfinity, high-speed internet is available in a small part of northeastern Fairfax. The service area is limited to a small area north of Custis Memorial Parkway.

RCN makes high-speed internet available to most of Fairfax. However, service stops short of a large part of eastern Fairfax prior to Holly Park and Holly Park Estates.

Finally, through Megapath, customers in all of the major Fairfax neighborhoods have access to DSL and copper wireline. Service stretches from Chantilly in the west to Mantua in the east, running from Pender and Fairlee in the north to Fairfax Station in the south.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Fairfax

Average download speed
198.47 Mbps

Average upload speed
93.7 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
9.31 ms

Average jitter
20.43 ms

 

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Summary of Fairfax internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
EarthLink. Fiber 1000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink.
Cox Communications Fiber 2000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Cox Communications
Xfinity Cable 1200 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Xfinity
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home, DSL & Fiber 2048 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
ispMint DSL 100 Mbps 4.5/5

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 Fairfax

Don't worry, you're not alone out there. Read some reviews from verified customers to get the real scoop
on internet providers in Fairfax.

Verizon Home Internet

Beatrice S | 09-20-2023

It is not a linear issue to rate an Internet Carrier due to the individual experience ,location, staff and ever changing technology issues. My personal experience with Verizon is (just pure luck) is a very knowledgeable staff, polite, patient, and got the problem solved.

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Verizon

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Dayse P | 09-20-2015

Verizon customer service don't follow with action what they preach on the phone. Whenever something goes wrong, multiples calls to customer service is required to get a knowledgeable representative to look into the matter. If a solution is found, it primarily benefits Verizon with the customer always getting stuck with the short end of the stick.

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Verizon

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Speed:

Dayse P | 09-20-2015

Verizon customer service don't follow with action what they preach on the phone. Whenever something goes wrong, multiples calls to customer service is required to get a knowledgeable representative to look into the matter. If a solution is found, it primarily benefits Verizon with the customer always getting stuck with the short end of the stick.

Was this review helpful? Yes 34 No 4

Verizon Home Internet

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Speed:

Beatrice S | 09-20-2023

It is not a linear issue to rate an Internet Carrier due to the individual experience ,location, staff and ever changing technology issues. My personal experience with Verizon is (just pure luck) is a very knowledgeable staff, polite, patient, and got the problem solved.

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