Virginia Internet Coverage & Availability in 2023

Virginia Internet Facts in 2023

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

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

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

  • The U.S. has more than 2,967 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%
Roanoke City 100%
Falls Church 100%
Poquoson 100%
Franklin City 100%
Bristol 100%
Fairfax City 100%
Newport News 99.98%
Portsmouth 99.98%
Winchester 99.98%
Lowest
Giles 8.04%
Patrick 9.19%
Highland 12.41%
Lunenburg 31.09%
Greensville 34.24%
Charlotte 34.62%
Brunswick 35.27%
Cumberland 39.09%
Louisa 40.59%
Buckingham 43.28%

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 16 Providers
Richmond 168.6 MBPS 14 Providers
Alexandria 292.6 MBPS 21 Providers
Chesapeake 250.9 MBPS 16 Providers
Arlington 162.4 MBPS 28 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
Bedford City 100.0%
Cumberland 47.6%
Halifax 68.6%
King and Queen 57.5%
Louisa 42.3%
York 99.3%
Lexington 99.9%
Manassas 98.7%
Roanoke City 100.0%
Bedford 74.5%
Henrico 99.2%
Isle of Wight 86.0%
Madison 54.6%
Tazewell 97.7%
Harrisonburg 95.2%
Newport News 100.0%
Craig 92.6%
Prince Edward 76.4%
Richmond County 59.2%
Emporia 98.0%
Fredericksburg 99.3%
Galax 97.7%
Williamsburg 100.0%
Buckingham 64.0%
Albemarle 95.5%
Alleghany 94.6%
Botetourt 82.7%
Charlotte 34.6%
Dinwiddie 55.7%
Fairfax County 99.9%
Fluvanna 93.2%
Nottoway 62.9%
Powhatan 82.6%
Scott 84.4%
King George 93.6%
Campbell 82.7%
Charles City 90.4%
Lancaster 75.2%
Loudoun 96.6%
Mecklenburg 67.1%
Pulaski 86.3%
Buena Vista 99.0%
Falls Church 100.0%
Portsmouth 100.0%
Culpeper 84.4%
Henry 96.6%
Highland 79.3%
Lee 98.7%
Mathews 94.4%
Patrick 56.8%
Grayson 69.5%
Rappahannock 93.3%
Roanoke County 98.4%
Brunswick 39.3%
Floyd 82.1%
Giles 30.1%
Montgomery 84.3%
Northumberland 84.7%
Pittsylvania 71.2%
Smyth 96.6%
Stafford 99.4%
Norfolk 99.9%
Poquoson 100.0%
Bath 91.0%
Dickenson 96.1%
Fauquier 73.8%
Greene 89.6%
New Kent 81.0%
Shenandoah 85.5%
Westmoreland 91.3%
Franklin City 100.0%
Richmond City 96.6%
Clarke 67.7%
Hanover 91.3%
James City 99.0%
Sussex 62.9%
Staunton 98.6%
Waynesboro 98.8%
Accomack 58.5%
Bland 60.1%
Chesterfield 98.6%
Essex 70.2%
Gloucester 96.2%
Lunenburg 35.0%
Northampton 71.5%
Prince George 93.9%
Bristol 100.0%
Manassas Park 100.0%
Carroll 72.9%
Franklin County 84.3%
Orange 99.4%
Spotsylvania 97.2%
Colonial Heights 98.5%
Covington 98.9%
Fairfax City 100.0%
Radford 98.3%
Winchester 100.0%
Nelson 69.8%
Southampton 48.2%
Wise 99.4%
Prince William 99.2%
Hampton 99.9%
Rockbridge 92.8%
Surry 71.5%
Charlottesville 99.3%
Danville 99.6%
Hopewell 98.7%
Martinsville 98.9%
Norton 98.0%
Augusta 83.3%
King William 61.6%
Middlesex 88.5%
Washington 99.3%
Petersburg 99.2%
Suffolk 95.3%
Virginia Beach 99.9%
Amelia 86.6%
Amherst 74.7%
Buchanan 94.8%
Caroline 69.3%
Frederick 83.2%
Page 86.8%
Rockingham 83.4%
Russell 93.9%
Alexandria 99.8%
Lynchburg 92.5%
Appomattox 79.4%
Arlington 99.9%
Goochland 71.8%
Greensville 34.2%
Warren 95.5%
Wythe 89.1%
Chesapeake 99.8%
Salem 97.2%

Internet Providers By City in Virginia

Abingdon 99.4% 12 providers
Aldie 99.5% 12 providers
Alexandria 99.9% 21 providers
Amelia Court House 89.4% 15 providers
Amherst 60.9% 16 providers
Annandale 100.0% 13 providers
Appomattox 83.0% 15 providers
Arlington 99.9% 28 providers
Ashburn 99.4% 21 providers
Ashland 93.6% 12 providers
Axton 76.0% 11 providers
Aylett 70.9% 11 providers
Barboursville 90.9% 16 providers
Bassett 95.8% 10 providers
Bealeton 87.7% 14 providers
Bedford 68.7% 14 providers
Berryville 74.2% 15 providers
Big Stone Gap 99.3% 12 providers
Blacksburg 81.3% 19 providers
Blackstone 70.5% 10 providers
Bluefield 99.0% 14 providers
Boones Mill 83.0% 14 providers
Bridgewater 82.1% 12 providers
Bristol 99.9% 12 providers
Bristow 99.8% 14 providers
Broadway 70.4% 12 providers
Buena Vista 94.0% 10 providers
Bumpass 17.0% 12 providers
Burke 100.0% 14 providers
Carrollton 99.9% 11 providers
Castlewood 96.3% 11 providers
Cedar Bluff 97.4% 12 providers
Centreville 100.0% 14 providers
Chantilly 99.9% 21 providers
Charlottesville 98.7% 21 providers
Chase City 75.6% 11 providers
Chatham 43.5% 15 providers
Chesapeake 99.8% 16 providers
Chester 98.4% 13 providers
Chesterfield 99.0% 11 providers
Chilhowie 99.0% 11 providers
Christiansburg 96.6% 16 providers
Clifton 100.0% 13 providers
Clifton Forge 98.3% 10 providers
Clintwood 98.5% 11 providers
Coeburn 99.0% 11 providers
Collinsville 99.4% 10 providers
Colonial Beach 91.6% 11 providers
Colonial Heights 98.8% 11 providers
Covington 94.5% 12 providers
Crozet 96.4% 15 providers
Culpeper 94.8% 14 providers
Danville 96.0% 16 providers
Dayton 83.6% 10 providers
Dillwyn 54.7% 11 providers
Disputanta 93.6% 11 providers
Dublin 86.3% 14 providers
Duffield 93.4% 14 providers
Dumfries 99.9% 12 providers
Earlysville 93.9% 12 providers
Edinburg 91.8% 9 providers
Elkton 91.4% 11 providers
Emporia 58.2% 13 providers
Evington 86.4% 13 providers
Fairfax 100.0% 23 providers
Fairfax Station 100.0% 12 providers
Falls Church 100.0% 24 providers
Farmville 88.2% 15 providers
Fishersville 96.1% 13 providers
Floyd 78.2% 9 providers
Forest 96.1% 16 providers
Fort Belvoir 91.1% 13 providers
Fort Lee 99.2% 9 providers
Franklin 92.4% 10 providers
Fredericksburg 99.2% 19 providers
Front Royal 97.5% 11 providers
Gainesville 99.8% 17 providers
Galax 93.1% 12 providers
Gate City 93.5% 13 providers
Glen Allen 98.6% 13 providers
Gloucester 95.9% 12 providers
Goochland 61.7% 12 providers
Gordonsville 84.2% 16 providers
Great Falls 100.0% 13 providers
Gretna 83.7% 14 providers
Grottoes 91.6% 12 providers
Grundy 97.7% 10 providers
Halifax 87.0% 13 providers
Hampton 99.9% 11 providers
Hardy 93.3% 15 providers
Harrisonburg 94.6% 16 providers
Hayes 99.3% 11 providers
Haymarket 98.4% 15 providers
Heathsville 80.6% 10 providers
Henrico 99.2% 14 providers
Herndon 100.0% 23 providers
Hillsville 76.3% 12 providers
Hopewell 95.1% 11 providers
Jonesville 99.6% 9 providers
King George 93.4% 13 providers
Lanexa 80.6% 10 providers
Lawrenceville 51.0% 10 providers
Lebanon 95.4% 12 providers
Leesburg 98.1% 19 providers
Lexington 98.6% 11 providers
Locust Grove 99.6% 12 providers
Lorton 100.0% 14 providers
Louisa 57.4% 16 providers
Lovettsville 63.7% 13 providers
Luray 85.4% 11 providers
Lynchburg 92.9% 19 providers
Madison 62.7% 12 providers
Madison Heights 94.4% 17 providers
Manassas 99.2% 17 providers
Marion 99.1% 11 providers
Marshall 35.9% 13 providers
Martinsville 96.2% 10 providers
Max Meadows 92.0% 12 providers
Mc Lean 100.0% 20 providers
Mechanicsville 96.1% 13 providers
Midlothian 99.0% 13 providers
Mineral 36.9% 14 providers
Moneta 77.3% 15 providers
Montpelier 81.1% 9 providers
Montross 90.2% 10 providers
Moseley 99.3% 11 providers
Newport News 100.0% 14 providers
Nokesville 98.3% 15 providers
Norfolk 99.9% 15 providers
North Tazewell 99.0% 13 providers
Norton 98.5% 10 providers
Oakton 100.0% 14 providers
Orange 94.7% 14 providers
Palmyra 95.3% 10 providers
Pearisburg 16.1% 16 providers
Pennington Gap 98.9% 10 providers
Petersburg 95.5% 14 providers
Poquoson 100.0% 12 providers
Portsmouth 100.0% 14 providers
Powhatan 84.9% 13 providers
Prince George 98.2% 12 providers
Providence Forge 90.8% 13 providers
Pulaski 97.0% 15 providers
Purcellville 85.6% 13 providers
Quantico 91.1% 13 providers
Quinton 94.1% 12 providers
Radford 90.7% 16 providers
Reston 99.3% 22 providers
Richlands 99.9% 13 providers
Richmond 98.0% 14 providers
Ridgeway 94.6% 10 providers
Roanoke 99.8% 25 providers
Rocky Mount 90.7% 12 providers
Round Hill 87.3% 13 providers
Ruckersville 96.9% 14 providers
Rustburg 85.8% 13 providers
Ruther Glen 77.7% 13 providers
Salem 97.2% 17 providers
Saltville 98.0% 12 providers
Sandston 99.9% 12 providers
Scottsville 86.0% 14 providers
Smithfield 93.2% 11 providers
South Boston 91.1% 14 providers
South Hill 78.9% 11 providers
Spotsylvania 94.1% 15 providers
Springfield 100.0% 16 providers
Stafford 99.4% 15 providers
Stanardsville 78.3% 12 providers
Stanley 95.7% 10 providers
Staunton 93.4% 15 providers
Stephens City 93.8% 14 providers
Stephenson 85.5% 12 providers
Sterling 99.5% 21 providers
Strasburg 90.1% 11 providers
Stuart 51.0% 10 providers
Stuarts Draft 96.1% 12 providers
Suffolk 95.3% 14 providers
Tappahannock 83.7% 13 providers
Tazewell 95.6% 13 providers
Triangle 100.0% 12 providers
Troutville 94.4% 17 providers
Troy 99.6% 13 providers
Vienna 100.0% 23 providers
Vinton 98.7% 15 providers
Virginia Beach 99.9% 16 providers
Warrenton 95.5% 17 providers
Warsaw 56.8% 13 providers
Waynesboro 98.4% 16 providers
West Point 75.1% 12 providers
Williamsburg 98.8% 14 providers
Winchester 90.6% 15 providers
Windsor 70.1% 10 providers
Wise 99.6% 13 providers
Woodbridge 99.5% 14 providers
Woodstock 97.4% 10 providers
Wytheville 91.9% 15 providers
Yorktown 99.9% 13 providers