Internet Providers in Alexandria, VA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Alexandria, VA
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 15
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $60.32

Internet Access in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria currently has two widely available Internet providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. Their network offers speeds up to 35 Mbps and availability in virtually one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet provides Satellite. Their Internet services have availability for close to one hundred percent of the area.

Since most houses come pre-wired for one phone (DSL) company and cable networks don't generally overlap, the average home in Alexandria has 2-3 wired Internet service providers to choose from. 1.63% of the Alexandria area — 5,000 people — are limited to one or fewer options. Regardless of other services on the market, DSL and cable broadband services usually offer the best budget pricing and data policies for home use.

Verizon High Speed Internet provides a common second choice, serving Alexandria with 87 percent coverage and a top download speed of 15 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only way to get Internet for residents of Alexandria. For example, fixed wireless providers such as Starry Internet can offer 200 Mbps via wireless links. Outside of home Internet, there are 11 companies in Alexandria selling enterprise and business/smb services such as point-to-point connectivity. We list all providers with explicit business packages on their website.

The data listed here comes from FCC reports specific to Alexandria, and is cross-validated using private databases and direct provider reporting to provide more accurate resources than is available from the FCC directly. Address availability information isn't always available. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans each year.

In summary, the widest available broadband choices in Alexandria are Fiber and DSL. The prevalence of fiber in Alexandria and nearby areas positively impacts the area's average speed of 193.75 Mbps, which is 22.57 percent ahead of the average download speed in the state. The mapping and speed test data seen below illustrate how the actual speed test and performance results differ when comparing neighborhoods and Internet providers in the area.

Internet Statistics 2021

5,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Alexandria, Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Alexandria, Virginia

  • Cox - Cable - 58.0% Availability in Alexandria - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 46.2% Availability in Alexandria - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alexandria - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alexandria - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alexandria

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Alexandria is the 66th most connected city in Virginia behind Atlantic City, Tuckerton, Ventnor City, Brigantine, and Beach Haven.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 300 people in Alexandria County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 51% of people living in Alexandria have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 98% of Alexandria residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 22314 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Alexandria.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Alexandria County, approximately 700 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps Among Alexandria Broadband Providers

Many Internet companies have been moving to impose "data caps" onto their consumer Internet plans in recent years. This trend holds true for Alexandria, with ISPs like Cox advertising capped plans. This might not really matter for the majority of customers, but can be an issue for subscribers that download a large amount of HD or 4K video. For context, an HD stream uses about three Gigabytes per hour. SD content consumes about 1GB/hr.

Internet access in Alexandria neighborhoods

Broadband data in Alexandria is available in these specific neighborhoods: Kingstowne, Lincolnia, Franconia, Fort Hunt.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Alexandria

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Cox Communications Cable 58.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 46.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Starry Internet Fixed Wireless 1.4%+ 200 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 66.4%+ 987 Mbps
Cox Business Cable 29.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 20.7%+ 50 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 18.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 18.5%+ 12 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 6.9%+ 100 Mbps
Allied Telecom Group Fiber 4.4%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 3.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Fusion Connect Copper 1.8%+ 20 Mbps
Cox Business Fiber 0.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Atlantech Online Fiber 0.5%+ 50 Mbps
Tailwind DSL 0.2%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Alexandria to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alexandria 193.8 Mbps 7 $0.38 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +221.6 Mbps ) 16 ( +9 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -74.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -77.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -66.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -66.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Alexandria

Excellent Business Solution

CenturyLink's Business Solution with VPN and Internet are the best in the industry.

Great service, terrible customer service.

Difficult to deal with and always seem to be some sort of "issue" when you use an online rep. The internet is fast and works well.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Alexandria, Virginia

  • What is the cheapest Internet service in Alexandria?

    The cheapest internet in Alexandria starts from $29.99 per month, through XFINITY from Comcast.

  • What is the fastest Internet in Alexandria?

    XFINITY from Comcast has the fastest speeds in Alexandria, with speeds up to 1200 Mbps.

  • How much is Internet in Alexandria?

    Internet service costs $29.99/month for internet-only. Bundle plans with TV start at $89.99/month in Alexandria.