Virginia Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Virginia Internet Facts in 2022

  • Virginia currently ranks 31st 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 eight 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 four in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,890 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%
Bristol 100%
Fairfax City 100%
Falls Church 100%
Franklin City 100%
Poquoson 100%
Roanoke 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 21 Providers
Richmond 168.6 MBPS 20 Providers
Alexandria 292.6 MBPS 26 Providers
Norfolk 184.7 MBPS 16 Providers
Chesapeake 250.9 MBPS 19 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 95.5%
Alleghany 94.6%
Amelia 86.6%
Amherst 74.7%
Appomattox 79.4%
Arlington 99.9%
Augusta 83.3%
Bath 91.0%
Bedford 74.5%
Bland 60.1%
Botetourt 82.7%
Brunswick 39.3%
Buchanan 94.8%
Buckingham 64.0%
Campbell 82.7%
Caroline 69.3%
Carroll 72.9%
Charles City 90.4%
Charlotte 34.6%
Chesterfield 98.6%
Clarke 67.7%
Craig 92.6%
Culpeper 84.4%
Cumberland 47.6%
Dickenson 96.1%
Dinwiddie 55.7%
Essex 70.2%
Fairfax County 99.9%
Fauquier 73.8%
Floyd 82.1%
Fluvanna 93.2%
Franklin County 84.3%
Frederick 83.2%
Giles 30.1%
Gloucester 96.2%
Goochland 71.8%
Grayson 69.5%
Greene 89.6%
Greensville 34.2%
Halifax 68.6%
Hanover 91.3%
Henrico 99.2%
Henry 96.6%
Highland 79.3%
Isle of Wight 86.0%
James City 99.0%
King and Queen 57.5%
King George 93.6%
King William 61.6%
Lancaster 75.2%
Lee 98.7%
Loudoun 96.6%
Louisa 42.3%
Lunenburg 35.0%
Madison 54.6%
Mathews 94.4%
Mecklenburg 67.1%
Middlesex 88.5%
Montgomery 84.3%
Nelson 69.8%
New Kent 81.0%
Northampton 71.5%
Northumberland 84.7%
Nottoway 62.9%
Orange 99.4%
Page 86.8%
Patrick 56.8%
Pittsylvania 71.2%
Powhatan 82.6%
Prince Edward 76.4%
Prince George 93.9%
Prince William 99.2%
Pulaski 86.3%
Rappahannock 93.3%
Richmond County 59.2%
Roanoke County 98.4%
Rockbridge 92.8%
Rockingham 83.4%
Russell 93.9%
Scott 84.4%
Shenandoah 85.5%
Smyth 96.6%
Southampton 48.2%
Spotsylvania 97.2%
Stafford 99.4%
Surry 71.5%
Sussex 62.9%
Tazewell 97.7%
Warren 95.5%
Washington 99.3%
Westmoreland 91.3%
Wise 99.4%
Wythe 89.1%
York 99.3%
Alexandria 99.8%
Bedford City 100.0%
Bristol 100.0%
Buena Vista 99.0%
Charlottesville 99.3%
Chesapeake 99.8%
Colonial Heights 98.5%
Covington 98.9%
Danville 99.6%
Emporia 98.0%
Fairfax City 100.0%
Falls Church 100.0%
Franklin City 100.0%
Fredericksburg 99.3%
Galax 97.7%
Hampton 99.9%
Harrisonburg 95.2%
Hopewell 98.7%
Lexington 99.9%
Lynchburg 92.5%
Manassas 98.7%
Manassas Park 100.0%
Martinsville 98.9%
Newport News 100.0%
Norfolk 99.9%
Norton 98.0%
Petersburg 99.2%
Poquoson 100.0%
Portsmouth 100.0%
Radford 98.3%
Richmond City 96.6%
Roanoke City 100.0%
Salem 97.2%
Staunton 98.6%
Suffolk 95.3%
Virginia Beach 99.9%
Waynesboro 98.8%
Williamsburg 100.0%
Winchester 100.0%

Internet Providers By City in Virginia

Abingdon 99.4% 13 providers
Aldie 99.5% 13 providers
Alexandria 99.9% 26 providers
Altavista 96.6% 14 providers
Amelia Court House 89.4% 12 providers
Amherst 60.9% 18 providers
Annandale 100.0% 18 providers
Appomattox 83.0% 16 providers
Arlington 99.9% 34 providers
Ashburn 99.4% 41 providers
Ashland 93.6% 13 providers
Axton 76.0% 12 providers
Aylett 70.9% 11 providers
Bassett 95.8% 12 providers
Bealeton 87.7% 18 providers
Bedford 68.7% 15 providers
Berryville 74.2% 16 providers
Big Stone Gap 99.3% 16 providers
Blacksburg 81.3% 20 providers
Blackstone 70.5% 11 providers
Bluefield 99.0% 14 providers
Boones Mill 83.0% 17 providers
Bridgewater 82.1% 14 providers
Bristol 99.9% 13 providers
Bristow 99.8% 19 providers
Broadway 70.4% 14 providers
Buena Vista 94.0% 12 providers
Bumpass 17.0% 13 providers
Burke 100.0% 19 providers
Carrollton 99.9% 13 providers
Castlewood 96.3% 14 providers
Cedar Bluff 97.4% 17 providers
Centreville 100.0% 20 providers
Chantilly 99.9% 28 providers
Charlottesville 98.7% 20 providers
Chase City 75.6% 8 providers
Chatham 43.5% 14 providers
Chesapeake 99.8% 19 providers
Chester 98.4% 14 providers
Chesterfield 99.0% 14 providers
Chilhowie 99.0% 13 providers
Christiansburg 96.6% 18 providers
Clifton 100.0% 17 providers
Clifton Forge 98.3% 9 providers
Clintwood 98.5% 11 providers
Coeburn 99.0% 12 providers
Collinsville 99.4% 14 providers
Colonial Beach 91.6% 13 providers
Colonial Heights 98.8% 13 providers
Covington 94.5% 11 providers
Crewe 72.2% 11 providers
Crozet 96.4% 18 providers
Culpeper 94.8% 20 providers
Danville 96.0% 20 providers
Dayton 83.6% 13 providers
Dillwyn 54.7% 12 providers
Disputanta 93.6% 11 providers
Dublin 86.3% 18 providers
Duffield 93.4% 15 providers
Dumfries 99.9% 15 providers
Edinburg 91.8% 10 providers
Elkton 91.4% 13 providers
Emporia 58.2% 13 providers
Evington 86.4% 14 providers
Fairfax 100.0% 29 providers
Fairfax Station 100.0% 15 providers
Falls Church 100.0% 24 providers
Farmville 88.2% 15 providers
Ferrum 81.0% 12 providers
Fishersville 96.1% 16 providers
Floyd 78.2% 11 providers
Forest 96.1% 18 providers
Fort Belvoir 91.1% 19 providers
Fort Eustis 100.0% 13 providers
Franklin 92.4% 11 providers
Fredericksburg 99.2% 19 providers
Front Royal 97.5% 15 providers
Gainesville 99.8% 18 providers
Galax 93.1% 12 providers
Gate City 93.5% 13 providers
Glade Spring 99.5% 12 providers
Glen Allen 98.6% 15 providers
Gloucester 95.9% 15 providers
Gordonsville 84.2% 18 providers
Great Falls 100.0% 18 providers
Gretna 83.7% 13 providers
Grottoes 91.6% 15 providers
Grundy 97.7% 8 providers
Halifax 87.0% 15 providers
Hampton 99.9% 17 providers
Hardy 93.3% 14 providers
Harrisonburg 94.6% 19 providers
Hayes 99.3% 11 providers
Haymarket 98.4% 16 providers
Henrico 99.2% 18 providers
Herndon 100.0% 28 providers
Hillsville 76.3% 15 providers
Honaker 92.6% 10 providers
Hopewell 95.1% 12 providers
Hurt 92.2% 13 providers
Jonesville 99.6% 8 providers
King George 93.4% 18 providers
Lawrenceville 51.0% 11 providers
Lebanon 95.4% 15 providers
Leesburg 98.1% 23 providers
Lexington 98.6% 15 providers
Locust Grove 99.6% 16 providers
Lorton 100.0% 17 providers
Louisa 57.4% 15 providers
Lovettsville 63.7% 14 providers
Luray 85.4% 13 providers
Lynchburg 92.9% 20 providers
Madison 62.7% 15 providers
Madison Heights 94.4% 17 providers
Manassas 99.2% 26 providers
Marion 99.1% 13 providers
Marshall 35.9% 19 providers
Martinsville 96.2% 13 providers
Max Meadows 92.0% 15 providers
Mc Lean 100.0% 24 providers
Meadowview 99.0% 12 providers
Mechanicsville 96.1% 15 providers
Midlothian 99.0% 15 providers
Mineral 36.9% 14 providers
Moneta 77.3% 16 providers
Montpelier 81.1% 9 providers
Montross 90.2% 13 providers
Moseley 99.3% 11 providers
Newport News 100.0% 17 providers
Nokesville 98.3% 16 providers
Norfolk 99.9% 16 providers
North Tazewell 99.0% 14 providers
Norton 98.5% 13 providers
Oakton 100.0% 20 providers
Orange 94.7% 18 providers
Palmyra 95.3% 12 providers
Pearisburg 16.1% 14 providers
Pennington Gap 98.9% 8 providers
Petersburg 95.5% 16 providers
Poquoson 100.0% 15 providers
Portsmouth 100.0% 16 providers
Powhatan 84.9% 15 providers
Prince George 98.2% 17 providers
Pulaski 97.0% 14 providers
Purcellville 85.6% 17 providers
Quantico 91.1% 17 providers
Quinton 94.1% 11 providers
Radford 90.7% 19 providers
Reston 99.3% 32 providers
Richlands 99.9% 13 providers
Richmond 98.0% 20 providers
Ridgeway 94.6% 13 providers
Ringgold 82.2% 13 providers
Roanoke 99.8% 26 providers
Rocky Mount 90.7% 13 providers
Round Hill 87.3% 14 providers
Ruckersville 96.9% 16 providers
Rustburg 85.8% 14 providers
Ruther Glen 77.7% 16 providers
Salem 97.2% 18 providers
Saltville 98.0% 11 providers
Sandston 99.9% 15 providers
Scottsville 86.0% 13 providers
Smithfield 93.2% 12 providers
South Boston 91.1% 16 providers
South Hill 78.9% 13 providers
Spotsylvania 94.1% 16 providers
Springfield 100.0% 22 providers
Stafford 99.4% 17 providers
Stanardsville 78.3% 14 providers
Stanley 95.7% 10 providers
Staunton 93.4% 19 providers
Stephens City 93.8% 17 providers
Sterling 99.5% 30 providers
Strasburg 90.1% 13 providers
Stuart 51.0% 10 providers
Stuarts Draft 96.1% 15 providers
Suffolk 95.3% 16 providers
Tappahannock 83.7% 17 providers
Tazewell 95.6% 15 providers
Triangle 100.0% 14 providers
Troutville 94.4% 17 providers
Vienna 100.0% 25 providers
Vinton 98.7% 18 providers
Virginia Beach 99.9% 21 providers
Warrenton 95.5% 22 providers
Warsaw 56.8% 13 providers
Waynesboro 98.4% 19 providers
West Point 75.1% 11 providers
Williamsburg 98.8% 15 providers
Winchester 90.6% 21 providers
Windsor 70.1% 10 providers
Wise 99.6% 13 providers
Woodbridge 99.5% 18 providers
Woodstock 97.4% 11 providers
Wytheville 91.9% 16 providers
Yorktown 99.9% 16 providers