Broadband Service in Virginia

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Virginia

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Virginia Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
90%
90% BROADBAND COVERAGE
16%
16% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

50.9

22nd

BROADBAND SPEEDS

90.7%

of Virginians have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

88.7%

of Virginians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

1.8%

of Virginians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

95.2%

of Virginians have access to wireline service.

48.4%

of Virginians have access to fiber-optic service.

87.5%

of Virginians have access to cable service.

75.8%

of Virginians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.9%

of Virginians have access to mobile broadband service.

24.9%

of Virginians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Virginia

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Triangle96.2 MBPS14 Providers
2.Fort Belvoir76.8 MBPS16 Providers
3.Great Falls74.4 MBPS20 Providers
4.Orange74.3 MBPS10 Providers
5.Haymarket73.4 MBPS16 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Virginia

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Verizon Fios64.4 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast55.4 MBPS
Cox Communications51.7 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet42.6 MBPS
All Points Broadband6.2 MBPS

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Wired Virginia has been awarded $8,099,979 in federal grants for Virginia's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $92,995,941, accounting for 2.7% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Virginia.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 76.9% to 92.9% of Virginians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 175 internet providers in Virginia.
  • There are 781,000 people in Virginia without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 902,000 people in Virginia that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 405,000 people in Virginia don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Virginia CITIES

Average speed over time
Alexandria99.2%25 providers
Annandale99.7%17 providers
Arlington99.4%34 providers
Ashburn99.4%31 providers
Blacksburg82.6%15 providers
Burke99.5%18 providers
Centreville99.2%19 providers
Chantilly99.6%27 providers
Charlottesville97.0%19 providers
Chesapeake98.5%18 providers
Chester98.1%16 providers
Chesterfield98.7%13 providers
Culpeper91.1%13 providers
Danville96.4%17 providers
Dumfries99.8%15 providers
Fairfax93.7%26 providers
Falls Church97.4%25 providers
Fredericksburg98.7%17 providers
Front Royal94.7%11 providers
Glen Allen98.3%17 providers
Hampton97.1%16 providers
Harrisonburg92.1%17 providers
Henrico99.2%19 providers
Herndon98.3%27 providers
Hopewell94.7%10 providers
Leesburg98.0%23 providers
Lorton99.6%14 providers
Lynchburg93.6%21 providers
Manassas98.8%25 providers
Martinsville96.3%11 providers
Mc Lean99.6%24 providers
Mechanicsville95.4%14 providers
Midlothian98.9%16 providers
Newport News97.5%17 providers
Norfolk94.9%17 providers
Petersburg94.6%14 providers
Portsmouth97.9%17 providers
Reston99.4%28 providers
Richmond97.8%21 providers
Roanoke96.6%21 providers
Salem96.8%15 providers
Spotsylvania96.1%14 providers
Springfield98.0%22 providers
Stafford99.8%16 providers
Staunton93.5%16 providers
Sterling99.5%29 providers
Suffolk95.2%13 providers
Vienna99.0%25 providers
Virginia Beach97.6%21 providers
Waynesboro97.8%13 providers
Williamsburg89.9%16 providers
Winchester90.1%17 providers
Woodbridge99.3%19 providers
Yorktown98.8%14 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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