Virginia Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Virginia Internet Facts in 2022

  • Virginia currently ranks 32nd among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly one in ten Virginia residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly six in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that five in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,848 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

Virginia, with 91.2% of people having access to 100Mbps broadband, ranked 27th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Bedford City 100%
Franklin City 100%
Manassas Park 99.97%
Arlington 99.94%
Winchester 99.92%
Bristol 99.90%
Alexandria 99.79%
Danville 99.63%
Charlottesville 99.30%
Henrico 99.24%
Lowest
Highland 12.41%
Cumberland 14.93%
Patrick 15.67%
Bland 16.16%
Greensville 26.75%
Lunenburg 30.23%
Brunswick 30.84%
Buckingham 31.50%
Charlotte 33.16%
King and Queen 38.13%

Virginia, with 85.7% of people having access to 1G broadband, ranked 9th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Virginia

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 87%
  • Without: 13%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 87%
  • Cellular data only: 12%
  • Satellite: 6%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 5%
  • 18-64: 6%
  • 65+ adults: 7%

  • <$20,000: 38%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 18%
  • $75,000+: 4%

  • Black: 9%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 7%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Mixed race: 5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9%
  • White: 5%

  • Employed: 5%
  • Unemployed: 8%

  • Less than high school: 13%
  • Some college or associate degree: 7%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%

Internet Speed in Top Virginia Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Virginia Beach 157.2 MBPS 20 Providers
Richmond 168.6 MBPS 19 Providers
Alexandria 292.6 MBPS 25 Providers
Norfolk 184.7 MBPS 16 Providers
Chesapeake 250.9 MBPS 18 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Virginia

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Verizon Fios 284.6 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet 258.7 MBPS
Xfinity 220.0 MBPS
Cox Communications 192.5 MBPS
All Points Broadband 5.2 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Accomack 58.5%
Albemarle 93.7%
Alleghany 94.4%
Amelia 90.0%
Amherst 71.4%
Appomattox 68.0%
Arlington 99.9%
Augusta 81.1%
Bath 88.1%
Bedford 74.2%
Bland 47.1%
Botetourt 81.6%
Brunswick 33.6%
Buchanan 81.4%
Buckingham 57.2%
Campbell 81.4%
Caroline 69.0%
Carroll 73.0%
Charles City 85.9%
Charlotte 33.2%
Chesterfield 98.6%
Clarke 67.7%
Craig 85.9%
Culpeper 84.4%
Cumberland 23.0%
Dickenson 65.6%
Dinwiddie 55.5%
Essex 70.4%
Fairfax County 98.9%
Fauquier 73.5%
Floyd 80.4%
Fluvanna 89.9%
Franklin County 83.1%
Frederick 83.1%
Giles 81.7%
Gloucester 95.5%
Goochland 67.9%
Grayson 69.0%
Greene 86.5%
Greensville 26.8%
Halifax 62.8%
Hanover 91.1%
Henrico 99.2%
Henry 96.6%
Highland 79.3%
Isle of Wight 86.0%
James City 96.4%
King and Queen 38.1%
King George 93.5%
King William 60.9%
Lancaster 75.2%
Lee 88.1%
Loudoun 96.6%
Louisa 39.9%
Lunenburg 33.3%
Madison 54.6%
Mathews 94.4%
Mecklenburg 63.1%
Middlesex 88.3%
Montgomery 84.3%
Nelson 65.4%
New Kent 80.4%
Northampton 71.5%
Northumberland 84.5%
Nottoway 62.8%
Orange 70.1%
Page 86.3%
Patrick 57.9%
Pittsylvania 73.6%
Powhatan 82.1%
Prince Edward 73.5%
Prince George 93.3%
Prince William 99.2%
Pulaski 86.3%
Rappahannock 93.1%
Richmond County 59.2%
Roanoke County 97.3%
Rockbridge 89.3%
Rockingham 83.4%
Russell 74.8%
Scott 61.1%
Shenandoah 85.1%
Smyth 92.5%
Southampton 48.2%
Spotsylvania 97.0%
Stafford 99.2%
Surry 66.9%
Sussex 59.9%
Tazewell 94.1%
Warren 95.5%
Washington 93.5%
Westmoreland 91.1%
Wise 92.8%
Wythe 87.6%
York 98.9%
Alexandria 99.8%
Bedford City 100.0%
Bristol 99.9%
Buena Vista 99.0%
Charlottesville 99.3%
Chesapeake 99.0%
Colonial Heights 98.5%
Covington 96.4%
Danville 99.6%
Emporia 97.9%
Fairfax City 97.2%
Falls Church 99.2%
Franklin City 100.0%
Fredericksburg 95.3%
Galax 97.0%
Hampton 98.1%
Harrisonburg 95.2%
Hopewell 98.7%
Lexington 99.9%
Lynchburg 92.5%
Manassas 98.7%
Manassas Park 100.0%
Martinsville 98.9%
Newport News 98.7%
Norfolk 97.4%
Norton 97.6%
Petersburg 98.8%
Poquoson 99.1%
Portsmouth 98.5%
Radford 98.3%
Richmond City 96.6%
Roanoke City 99.1%
Salem 97.2%
Staunton 98.8%
Suffolk 95.3%
Virginia Beach 98.6%
Waynesboro 98.8%
Williamsburg 78.3%
Winchester 99.9%

Internet Providers By City in Virginia

Abingdon 97.0% 12 providers
Aldie 99.5% 12 providers
Alexandria 99.4% 25 providers
Altavista 96.6% 14 providers
Amelia Court House 93.0% 13 providers
Amherst 51.2% 16 providers
Annandale 98.6% 18 providers
Appomattox 78.8% 16 providers
Arlington 99.9% 35 providers
Ashburn 99.4% 37 providers
Ashland 93.6% 13 providers
Axton 77.7% 12 providers
Aylett 70.9% 11 providers
Bassett 96.0% 12 providers
Bealeton 87.2% 16 providers
Bedford 68.7% 16 providers
Berryville 74.1% 15 providers
Big Stone Gap 98.4% 15 providers
Blacksburg 81.3% 20 providers
Blackstone 70.4% 11 providers
Bluefield 96.6% 15 providers
Boones Mill 82.2% 17 providers
Bridgewater 82.1% 14 providers
Bristol 97.7% 13 providers
Bristow 99.8% 18 providers
Broadway 70.3% 14 providers
Buena Vista 94.0% 12 providers
Bumpass 15.8% 11 providers
Burke 99.5% 18 providers
Carrollton 99.9% 12 providers
Castlewood 60.8% 13 providers
Cedar Bluff 91.3% 16 providers
Centreville 99.3% 17 providers
Chantilly 99.8% 28 providers
Charlottesville 98.4% 19 providers
Chase City 66.0% 8 providers
Chatham 42.8% 14 providers
Chesapeake 99.0% 18 providers
Chester 98.4% 14 providers
Chesterfield 99.0% 14 providers
Chilhowie 96.5% 13 providers
Christiansburg 96.6% 18 providers
Clifton 99.8% 17 providers
Clifton Forge 97.9% 10 providers
Clintwood 92.8% 10 providers
Coeburn 85.8% 11 providers
Collinsville 99.4% 14 providers
Colonial Beach 91.7% 13 providers
Colonial Heights 98.8% 13 providers
Covington 93.4% 11 providers
Crewe 72.1% 11 providers
Crozet 96.0% 17 providers
Culpeper 92.3% 17 providers
Danville 98.0% 19 providers
Dayton 83.6% 13 providers
Dillwyn 47.9% 10 providers
Disputanta 89.8% 11 providers
Dublin 86.2% 18 providers
Duffield 86.1% 14 providers
Dumfries 99.9% 15 providers
Edinburg 91.8% 10 providers
Elkton 91.4% 13 providers
Emporia 53.4% 13 providers
Evington 86.1% 13 providers
Fairfax 97.3% 27 providers
Fairfax Station 99.9% 14 providers
Falls Church 98.3% 22 providers
Farmville 86.6% 14 providers
Ferrum 80.5% 12 providers
Fishersville 96.1% 17 providers
Floyd 75.6% 11 providers
Forest 96.0% 19 providers
Fort Belvoir 91.0% 18 providers
Fort Eustis 96.4% 13 providers
Franklin 92.4% 12 providers
Fredericksburg 98.6% 18 providers
Front Royal 97.4% 15 providers
Gainesville 99.8% 18 providers
Galax 92.4% 12 providers
Gate City 59.1% 13 providers
Glade Spring 94.4% 12 providers
Glen Allen 98.6% 15 providers
Gloucester 95.2% 15 providers
Gordonsville 60.5% 17 providers
Great Falls 99.9% 18 providers
Gretna 79.9% 12 providers
Grottoes 91.6% 14 providers
Grundy 95.3% 8 providers
Halifax 81.4% 15 providers
Hampton 98.4% 16 providers
Hardy 86.0% 14 providers
Harrisonburg 94.6% 18 providers
Hayes 98.5% 11 providers
Haymarket 98.4% 15 providers
Henrico 99.2% 18 providers
Herndon 98.5% 28 providers
Hillsville 76.8% 15 providers
Honaker 73.0% 11 providers
Hopewell 95.1% 12 providers
Hurt 91.6% 11 providers
Jonesville 89.1% 8 providers
King George 93.3% 17 providers
Lawrenceville 44.7% 10 providers
Lebanon 81.9% 14 providers
Leesburg 98.1% 22 providers
Lexington 97.4% 15 providers
Locust Grove 86.1% 15 providers
Lorton 99.9% 15 providers
Louisa 57.8% 13 providers
Lovettsville 63.5% 15 providers
Luray 84.4% 13 providers
Lynchburg 92.8% 20 providers
Madison 62.7% 14 providers
Madison Heights 94.4% 16 providers
Manassas 99.2% 23 providers
Marion 94.9% 13 providers
Marshall 35.9% 17 providers
Martinsville 95.8% 13 providers
Max Meadows 91.8% 15 providers
Mc Lean 99.7% 25 providers
Meadowview 84.0% 12 providers
Mechanicsville 96.1% 16 providers
Midlothian 99.3% 15 providers
Mineral 31.6% 14 providers
Moneta 77.0% 15 providers
Montpelier 79.8% 9 providers
Montross 89.6% 13 providers
Moseley 99.3% 11 providers
Newport News 98.6% 16 providers
Nokesville 98.3% 15 providers
Norfolk 97.4% 16 providers
North Tazewell 98.5% 14 providers
Norton 97.7% 12 providers
Oakton 99.9% 18 providers
Orange 87.1% 17 providers
Palmyra 94.1% 11 providers
Pearisburg 87.5% 15 providers
Pennington Gap 89.9% 10 providers
Petersburg 95.2% 16 providers
Poquoson 99.1% 14 providers
Portsmouth 98.5% 15 providers
Powhatan 84.0% 14 providers
Prince George 98.2% 18 providers
Pulaski 97.0% 14 providers
Purcellville 85.8% 17 providers
Quantico 87.5% 16 providers
Quinton 93.8% 11 providers
Radford 90.6% 18 providers
Reston 99.3% 31 providers
Richlands 99.9% 12 providers
Richmond 97.9% 19 providers
Ridgeway 94.6% 12 providers
Ringgold 81.6% 13 providers
Roanoke 98.8% 26 providers
Rocky Mount 90.9% 13 providers
Round Hill 87.3% 13 providers
Ruckersville 96.8% 15 providers
Rustburg 85.8% 13 providers
Ruther Glen 77.7% 16 providers
Salem 97.1% 18 providers
Saltville 91.7% 10 providers
Sandston 99.9% 15 providers
Scottsville 81.5% 13 providers
Smithfield 93.2% 11 providers
South Boston 91.8% 16 providers
South Hill 81.2% 13 providers
Spotsylvania 93.6% 15 providers
Springfield 99.9% 21 providers
Stafford 99.4% 16 providers
Stanardsville 73.1% 14 providers
Stanley 95.7% 10 providers
Staunton 94.0% 18 providers
Stephens City 93.8% 16 providers
Sterling 99.5% 29 providers
Strasburg 90.1% 12 providers
Stuart 51.7% 11 providers
Stuarts Draft 96.4% 15 providers
Suffolk 95.3% 15 providers
Tappahannock 83.3% 16 providers
Tazewell 93.3% 14 providers
Triangle 100.0% 14 providers
Troutville 94.4% 16 providers
Vienna 99.0% 24 providers
Vinton 98.1% 18 providers
Virginia Beach 98.6% 20 providers
Warrenton 95.4% 19 providers
Warsaw 56.7% 13 providers
Waynesboro 98.3% 18 providers
West Point 74.4% 11 providers
Williamsburg 93.4% 14 providers
Winchester 90.4% 19 providers
Windsor 70.1% 10 providers
Wise 98.2% 11 providers
Woodbridge 99.5% 17 providers
Woodstock 96.6% 11 providers
Wytheville 89.3% 16 providers
Yorktown 99.5% 15 providers