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Internet providers in Richmond, VA

1. T-Mobile Home Internet
72% available in Richmond
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps

Order online and get a $200 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to T-Mobile Home Internet.

2. EarthLink.
99% available in Richmond
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Ranked #1 Overall by Highspeedinternet.com customer satisfaction survey for 2021 & 2022.

3. Xfinity
97% available in Richmond
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps

Enjoy Netflix, Peacock, and Apple TV+ for $15/month when added to your Xfinity Internet or Xfinity TV subscription.

4. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Richmond
Connection:
5G Home, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(16)
1. Comcast Business
99% available in Richmond
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(48)
2. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Richmond
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(16)
3. Earthlink Business
99% available in Richmond
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps

Get started with a $500 gift card today.

4. Ooma
50% available in Richmond
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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1. Mint
Available in Richmond
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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2. Visible
Available in Richmond
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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

User Rating

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4. Verizon Wireless
45% available in Richmond
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. AT&T Wireless
45% available in Richmond
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
6. Tello Mobile
47% available in Richmond
Connection:
Mobile
Tello Mobile
4GLTE 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 Richmond

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

Average starting price
$57.83/mo

Average speed
181.4 Mbps

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Richmond Residential Internet Coverage

Throughout Richmond_s dozens of neighborhoods, there are many established internet networks with different pricing options and speed options.

Most of Richmond_s neighborhoods and business areas have access to fiber internet through Verizon Fios, which covers all of Richmond_s neighborhoods except part of Fulton in the eastern part of the city.

This is identical to the Verizon DSL network. In the north, this network serves neighborhoods like Ginter Park, Pine Camp, Bryan Park, and Rosedale. In the southern part of the city, the network reaches Cottrell Farms and Walmsley. Huguenot and Stony Point are covered at the western city limits, and the network runs through central neighborhoods like Maymont, Carillon, and Forest Hill. The network reaches the eastern city limits in neighborhoods like Fulton, Chimborazo, and Church Hill.

Xfinity has an expansive cable network in Richmond, reaching and exceeding the city limits in all directions.

Through Megapath, those in the northern and western parts of Richmond have access to internet service. Some of southern Richmond falls outside the service area, including Fulton and Shockoe Bottom.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Richmond

Average download speed
181.42 Mbps

Average upload speed
65.98 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
15.23 ms

Average jitter
26.56 ms

 

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Summary of Richmond internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
EarthLink. Fiber 1000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink.
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

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 Richmond

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on internet providers in Richmond.

XFINITY

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Morgan D | 03-23-2023

Awful customer service, and exorbitant price hikes. Only used for checking emails and streaming one TV— couldn’t watch HD due to slow connection speeds. Took me over 6 weeks and 4 requests to finally get service cancelled, and I’m still receiving bills with my account being draw. Ridiculous company, avoid if at all possible.

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XFINITY

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Ki S | 10-05-2021

I've had Xfinity for about 5 years. They used to have the cheapest prices, but now the prices do NOT reflect the quality of service. I can have one bar and using my data is still faster than using my wifi. I'd recommend going to Fios or anywhere else. Not worth it!

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Tina G | 03-18-2015

Well, it's finally time to select an internet provider, since the current FIOs agreement is about to expire. A few years ago we had xFinity, so I'll discuss the two. PROs: FIOS did tend to be more reliable: the interest/cable/phone went down less often. xFinity kept their rates stable for more than half a decade, so I could budget easier. Also, their interface was better. CONs: xFinity found nifty ways to increase the rate over time (fine print), and soaked me on an "other device connection support" charge. BOOO! xFinity started doing a rate creep at the end of my agreement with them, so that's I left. The choice I'm going to make this time: get rid of what I don't need, and really watch out for the fine print. I think I'll just use my neighbor's wi-fi signal, and make them a nice dinner every few weeks.

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Courtney J | 10-20-2014

I have had the worst experience since I had to switch to Verizon internet (I moved and my new building only allows Verizon basic, not Fios). I am a student and the only service I want is internet. The smallest package is home phone and internet and I reluctantly signed up. Not only am I paying for a service I don't want or use, but my bill is so high! I wouldn't complain as much if it were quality high speed internet, but videos have to constantly stop to buffer for a few minutes and sometimes my phone won't even recognize the wifi signal in my one bedroom apartment. I'd love to give a good review but it's been one problem after another.

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Verizon

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Tina G | 03-18-2015

Well, it's finally time to select an internet provider, since the current FIOs agreement is about to expire. A few years ago we had xFinity, so I'll discuss the two. PROs: FIOS did tend to be more reliable: the interest/cable/phone went down less often. xFinity kept their rates stable for more than half a decade, so I could budget easier. Also, their interface was better. CONs: xFinity found nifty ways to increase the rate over time (fine print), and soaked me on an "other device connection support" charge. BOOO! xFinity started doing a rate creep at the end of my agreement with them, so that's I left. The choice I'm going to make this time: get rid of what I don't need, and really watch out for the fine print. I think I'll just use my neighbor's wi-fi signal, and make them a nice dinner every few weeks.

Was this review helpful? Yes 32 No 7

XFINITY

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Ramesh P | 05-01-2014

I have been using the Comcast service since my stay here from last 2 years, which has been a very good interms of coverage and pricing, Service looks ok and speed veries.

Was this review helpful? Yes 22 No 8

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