Broadband Service in Virginia

Internet Access in Virginia

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Coverage by County

83.4%
51.3%

187.9

15th

Broadband Speeds

91.1%

of Virginians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

45.3%

of Virginians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

96.6%

of Virginians have access to wireline service

52.2%

of Virginians have access to fiber-optic service

88.5%

of Virginians have access to cable service

79.5%

of Virginians have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in Virginia

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Accomack 58.6%
Albemarle 91.5%
Alleghany 94.8%
Amelia 66.4%
Amherst 71.7%
Appomattox 67.8%
Arlington 99.6%
Augusta 80.3%
Bath 79.5%
Bedford 74.6%
Bland 41.2%
Botetourt 81.1%
Brunswick 27.9%
Buchanan 100.0%
Buckingham 43.5%
Campbell 82.0%
Caroline 66.4%
Carroll 71.8%
Charles City 1.5%
Charlotte 34.0%
Chesterfield 98.3%
Clarke 67.2%
Craig 79.1%
Culpeper 84.0%
Cumberland 22.1%
Dickenson 97.7%
Dinwiddie 55.5%
Essex 69.2%
Fairfax County 98.9%
Fauquier 72.1%
Floyd 77.5%
Fluvanna 88.1%
Franklin County 83.3%
Frederick 83.1%
Giles 69.6%
Gloucester 95.5%
Goochland 67.2%
Grayson 69.2%
Greene 86.7%
Greensville 25.2%
Halifax 56.8%
Hanover 91.0%
Henrico 99.2%
Henry 96.6%
Highland 53.0%
Isle of Wight 86.0%
James City 96.4%
King and Queen 34.1%
King George 93.4%
King William 57.0%
Lancaster 74.8%
Lee 91.1%
Loudoun 96.7%
Louisa 39.9%
Lunenburg 32.1%
Madison 52.4%
Mathews 94.2%
Mecklenburg 54.2%
Middlesex 88.3%
Montgomery 91.0%
Nelson 65.1%
New Kent 81.3%
Northampton 71.6%
Northumberland 84.4%
Nottoway 57.2%
Orange 69.6%
Page 85.9%
Patrick 56.1%
Pittsylvania 72.8%
Powhatan 82.1%
Prince Edward 71.5%
Prince George 91.1%
Prince William 99.0%
Pulaski 87.1%
Rappahannock 92.8%
Richmond County 59.7%
Roanoke County 97.2%
Rockbridge 89.5%
Rockingham 83.0%
Russell 90.3%
Scott 60.0%
Shenandoah 85.4%
Smyth 94.6%
Southampton 48.2%
Spotsylvania 96.8%
Stafford 99.4%
Surry 55.4%
Sussex 37.2%
Tazewell 95.8%
Warren 94.0%
Washington 99.4%
Westmoreland 90.8%
Wise 96.5%
Wythe 88.6%
York 98.9%
Alexandria 99.6%
Bedford City 100.0%
Bristol 100.0%
Buena Vista 99.0%
Charlottesville 99.3%
Chesapeake 99.0%
Colonial Heights 98.5%
Covington 99.9%
Danville 99.6%
Emporia 97.4%
Fairfax City 97.2%
Falls Church 99.2%
Franklin City 100.0%
Fredericksburg 95.3%
Galax 97.0%
Hampton 98.1%
Harrisonburg 92.0%
Hopewell 98.6%
Lexington 99.9%
Lynchburg 89.5%
Manassas 98.3%
Manassas Park 99.9%
Martinsville 98.9%
Newport News 98.7%
Norfolk 97.4%
Norton 97.6%
Petersburg 98.4%
Poquoson 99.1%
Portsmouth 98.5%
Radford 99.7%
Richmond City 95.6%
Roanoke City 99.1%
Salem 96.7%
Staunton 98.3%
Suffolk 95.3%
Virginia Beach 98.6%
Waynesboro 98.5%
Williamsburg 78.3%
Winchester 99.8%

Internet Speed in Top Virginia Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Virginia Beach 136.4 MBPS 18 Providers
2. Richmond 139.8 MBPS 17 Providers
3. Alexandria 247.1 MBPS 22 Providers
4. Norfolk 145.9 MBPS 14 Providers
5. Chesapeake 205.6 MBPS 16 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Virginia

Provider Avg. download speed
Verizon Fios 261.8 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet 218.7 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast 182.6 MBPS
Cox Communications 159.4 MBPS
All Points Broadband 5.1 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Virginia, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/7/2021.

Virginia comes in at 15th in the nation when it comes to access to broadband internet. 91.1% of residents enjoy access to wired broadband internet speeds of 25 Mbps or faster. The western part of the state and the Delmarva Peninsula generally enjoy faster speeds than the rest of the state. Virginia’s average download speed is currently 90.7 Mbps.

The Digital Divide in Virginia

The “digital divide” is a term used to quantify the gulf between people who have reliable access to the internet and those who do not. In Virginia, when taking both access and affordability into account, the state is well above average when it comes to its citizens having access to affordable broadband.

Still, approximately 697,000 Virginians do not have access to a wired internet connection of 25 Mbps or more. There are also 608,000 Virginians who have access to only one ISP (Internet Service Provider,) leaving them no option to switch. Another 306,000 people in Virginia don’t have access to any wired internet options at all.

Our latest affordability data shows that 51.3% of Virginians have access to an affordable internet plan. This comes in just slightly lower than the national average for states, which is 51.5%.

Best-Connected Cities

Woodbridge is the best-connected city in the state of Virginia. Everyone who lives there enjoys access to broadband speeds, and 99% of residents have access to wired broadband. The next four best-connected cities are Manassas, Henrico, Fredericksburg, and Arlington.

Worst-Connected Cities

In Virginia, Norwood is the worst-connected town when it comes to broadband internet access. The next four worst-connected cities and towns are Capeville, Doe Hill, Hood, and Stevensville.

Governmental Initiatives

The government of Virginia commonly grants millions of dollars of funding to a number of broadband initiatives to better connect its residents. For example, since 2010, Wired Virginia has been awarded $8,099,979 in grants for Virginia’s Broadband Initiative. $199,044,242 was additionally awarded to other broadband infrastructure projects in Virginia. The largest single federal grant for broadband infrastructure was given to The University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development at $62,540,162.

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. More about our data here.

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
Abingdon 99.4%
9 providers
Aldie 99.5%
12 providers
Alexandria 99.3%
22 providers
Altavista 96.6%
12 providers
Amelia Court House 68.2%
10 providers
Amherst 51.7%
13 providers
Annandale 98.6%
14 providers
Appomattox 79.0%
14 providers
Arlington 99.6%
33 providers
Ashburn 99.4%
33 providers
Ashland 93.5%
10 providers
Axton 78.1%
9 providers
Aylett 65.1%
9 providers
Bassett 95.7%
8 providers
Bealeton 86.6%
14 providers
Bedford 69.7%
13 providers
Berryville 73.4%
13 providers
Big Stone Gap 98.7%
10 providers
Blacksburg 93.0%
16 providers
Blackstone 70.8%
10 providers
Bluefield 96.4%
12 providers
Boones Mill 82.2%
14 providers
Bridgewater 81.8%
11 providers
Bristol 99.9%
9 providers
Bristow 99.8%
16 providers
Broadway 70.8%
11 providers
Buena Vista 93.6%
9 providers
Bumpass 18.1%
11 providers
Burke 99.5%
15 providers
Carrollton 99.9%
9 providers
Castlewood 86.4%
10 providers
Cedar Bluff 97.3%
14 providers
Centreville 99.3%
16 providers
Chantilly 99.7%
25 providers
Charlottesville 96.6%
16 providers
Chase City 67.5%
9 providers
Chatham 43.5%
12 providers
Chesapeake 99.0%
16 providers
Chester 97.6%
11 providers
Chesterfield 99.0%
11 providers
Chilhowie 98.4%
10 providers
Christiansburg 97.0%
15 providers
Clifton 99.8%
13 providers
Clifton Forge 98.5%
7 providers
Clintwood 95.4%
10 providers
Coeburn 91.8%
10 providers
Collinsville 99.4%
10 providers
Colonial Beach 91.7%
10 providers
Colonial Heights 98.7%
10 providers
Covington 94.9%
8 providers
Crewe 55.9%
8 providers
Crozet 95.3%
13 providers
Culpeper 91.3%
14 providers
Danville 98.1%
17 providers
Dayton 82.4%
10 providers
Dillwyn 37.2%
9 providers
Disputanta 86.2%
8 providers
Dublin 86.0%
15 providers
Duffield 82.6%
10 providers
Dumfries 99.9%
12 providers
Edinburg 91.8%
7 providers
Elkton 91.4%
10 providers
Emporia 52.3%
9 providers
Evington 86.4%
12 providers
Fairfax 97.3%
23 providers
Fairfax Station 99.9%
10 providers
Falls Church 98.3%
20 providers
Farmville 86.9%
11 providers
Ferrum 81.9%
9 providers
Fishersville 96.7%
13 providers
Floyd 74.5%
10 providers
Forest 95.9%
16 providers
Fort Belvoir 91.0%
15 providers
Fort Eustis 96.4%
10 providers
Franklin 92.4%
10 providers
Fredericksburg 98.6%
15 providers
Front Royal 95.7%
12 providers
Gainesville 99.4%
15 providers
Galax 92.6%
11 providers
Gate City 69.8%
9 providers
Glade Spring 99.1%
9 providers
Glen Allen 98.6%
12 providers
Gloucester 95.2%
10 providers
Gordonsville 59.8%
12 providers
Great Falls 99.9%
15 providers
Gretna 72.9%
9 providers
Grottoes 90.5%
11 providers
Grundy 100.0%
8 providers
Halifax 73.4%
10 providers
Hampton 98.4%
13 providers
Hardy 86.3%
11 providers
Harrisonburg 92.3%
16 providers
Hayes 98.5%
9 providers
Haymarket 98.3%
14 providers
Henrico 99.0%
15 providers
Herndon 98.9%
26 providers
Hillsville 75.7%
12 providers
Honaker 91.9%
12 providers
Hopewell 95.0%
9 providers
Hurt 89.5%
8 providers
Jonesville 91.6%
8 providers
King George 93.3%
15 providers
Lawrenceville 45.2%
10 providers
Lebanon 86.2%
11 providers
Leesburg 98.1%
19 providers
Lexington 97.0%
12 providers
Locust Grove 85.7%
10 providers
Lorton 99.9%
13 providers
Louisa 57.8%
10 providers
Lovettsville 67.3%
11 providers
Luray 83.5%
9 providers
Lynchburg 90.7%
17 providers
Madison 59.4%
13 providers
Madison Heights 94.1%
12 providers
Manassas 98.7%
18 providers
Marion 94.8%
9 providers
Marshall 27.7%
14 providers
Martinsville 95.8%
8 providers
Max Meadows 93.4%
13 providers
Mc Lean 99.7%
25 providers
Meadowview 99.4%
9 providers
Mechanicsville 96.1%
13 providers
Midlothian 98.9%
13 providers
Mineral 29.3%
11 providers
Moneta 77.1%
12 providers
Montpelier 77.5%
7 providers
Montross 89.2%
9 providers
Moseley 99.4%
8 providers
Newport News 98.6%
13 providers
Nokesville 98.3%
13 providers
Norfolk 97.4%
14 providers
North Tazewell 98.6%
11 providers
Norton 97.7%
10 providers
Oakton 99.9%
14 providers
Orange 86.8%
13 providers
Palmyra 93.9%
8 providers
Pearisburg 73.6%
16 providers
Pennington Gap 95.0%
9 providers
Petersburg 94.4%
13 providers
Poquoson 99.1%
10 providers
Portsmouth 98.5%
11 providers
Powhatan 83.9%
11 providers
Prince George 98.2%
15 providers
Pulaski 97.0%
11 providers
Purcellville 85.8%
13 providers
Quantico 90.3%
12 providers
Quinton 93.7%
9 providers
Radford 91.7%
16 providers
Reston 99.2%
27 providers
Richlands 99.9%
10 providers
Richmond 97.4%
17 providers
Ridgeway 94.5%
8 providers
Ringgold 81.5%
10 providers
Roanoke 98.7%
20 providers
Rocky Mount 91.0%
10 providers
Round Hill 87.3%
10 providers
Ruckersville 96.8%
13 providers
Rustburg 87.6%
11 providers
Ruther Glen 76.8%
13 providers
Salem 96.8%
13 providers
Saltville 99.6%
10 providers
Sandston 99.9%
13 providers
Scottsville 78.2%
8 providers
Smithfield 93.2%
9 providers
South Boston 88.8%
13 providers
South Hill 65.2%
10 providers
Spotsylvania 93.2%
12 providers
Springfield 99.9%
18 providers
Stafford 99.4%
13 providers
Stanardsville 73.2%
10 providers
Stanley 95.7%
9 providers
Staunton 93.3%
15 providers
Stephens City 94.3%
12 providers
Sterling 99.5%
27 providers
Strasburg 90.4%
9 providers
Stuart 49.3%
8 providers
Stuarts Draft 95.7%
12 providers
Suffolk 95.3%
13 providers
Tappahannock 82.2%
14 providers
Tazewell 92.3%
12 providers
Triangle 100.0%
11 providers
Troutville 94.4%
12 providers
Vienna 99.0%
21 providers
Vinton 98.2%
15 providers
Virginia Beach 98.6%
18 providers
Warrenton 95.2%
17 providers
Warsaw 57.2%
10 providers
Waverly 42.7%
10 providers
Waynesboro 98.0%
15 providers
West Point 74.4%
9 providers
Williamsburg 93.4%
12 providers
Winchester 90.4%
16 providers
Windsor 70.1%
7 providers
Wise 98.1%
9 providers
Woodbridge 99.5%
14 providers
Woodstock 96.6%
8 providers
Wytheville 92.0%
14 providers
Yorktown 99.5%
13 providers