Internet Providers in Alexandria, Virginia

Residential Internet Statistics for Alexandria, VA
Internet Service Providers: 5
Plans Start From: $29.99
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Alexandria, Virginia:

Showing 1 to 7 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    47.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    47.4% Available
  • 2. Cox
    58% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    58% Available
  • 3. Verizon
    87% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    87% Available
  • 4. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    47.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    47.1% Available
  • 5. 5. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 7. Starry Internet
    1.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *200 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    1.4% Available
1 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Alexandria. See All
  • 1. Verizon High Speed Internet
    95.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *15 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    95.3% Available
  • 2. Comcast Business
    66.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    66.8% Available
  • 3. Cox Business
    29.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    29.2% Available
  • 4. Windstream
    7.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    7.4% Available
  • 5. 5. Windstream
    9.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    9.4% Available
  • 6. 6. CenturyLink Business
    3.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    3.7% Available
  • 8. 7. Verizon Business
    21.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    21.5% Available
  • 9. 8. GTT
    18.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *12 Mbps
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    18.5% Available
  • 10. 9. Crown Castle
    8.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    8.5% Available
  • 12. 10. Allied Telecom Group
    3.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    3.9% Available
  • 14. Fusion Connect
    1.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    1.8% Available
  • 15. Cox Business
    0.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.8% Available
  • 16. Atlantech Online
    0.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.5% Available
  • 17. Tailwind
    0.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    0.2% Available
4 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Alexandria. See All

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Looking for internet plans in your area?

It’s a three-way tie for the best internet provider in Alexandria. While more residents will have access to Cox, Xfinity and Verizon Fios are formidable competitors when you compare speed and price. Cox is available to 58 percent of Alexandria. Verizon Fios follows behind, offering service to about 52 percent of residents, and Xfinity is available to about 46 percent households.

The best way to know which providers are available near you is to enter your ZIP code above. There is normally only one cable provider available to a residence at a time, so you’ll either have Xfinity or Cox available.

Fastest Internet Providers in Alexandria

Each of the top three providers offers download speeds around 1,000 Mbps, but we recommend Verizon Fios if you want the fastest speed in the city. Its Fiber internet can provide upload speeds as fast as its download speed, allowing Verizon to offer the fastest upload speeds in Alexandria (up to 880 Mbps).

Verizon’s DSL internet, Verizon High Speed Internet, is more available than Verizon Fios, but you can only get speeds up to 15 Mbps with Verizon High Speed Internet. Cable internet is a faster, more reliable choice than DSL internet.

Cox and Xfinity’s cable internet offer similar speeds, reaching up to 1,200 Mbps with Xfinity and up to 1,000 Mbps with Cox. However, both providers have limited upload speeds, reaching up to 35 Mbps.

Cheapest Internet in Alexandria

Xfinity has the cheapest internet plan in Alexandria, starting at $19.99 per month for up to 25 Mbps. Cox has a similar plan, starting at $29.99 per month. For high-speed plans with up to 100-150 Mbps, Xfinity and Verizon Fios have the best deals. Xfinity offers up to 100 Mbps for $34.99 per month. For just a few dollars more ($39.99 a month), Verizon Fios offers twice the speed (up to 200 Mbps).

Comparing Verizon Fios, Cox, and Xfinity

Chances are you’ll have to choose between Verizon Fios and Cox or Xfinity and Verizon Fios. It’s unlikely you’ll find multiple cable providers in the same neighborhood. Either way, Verizon Fios offers a better value than Cox and Xfinity if you want speeds up to 200 Mbps.

Verizon Fios and Xfinity match up well in terms of price, speed, and bundle options. The deciding factors between the two are their TV packages and extra perks. Verizon Fios offers more channels but Xfinity has one perk that some may need: nationwide Wi-Fii hotspots. Cox also offers nationwide hotspots, which may make it the better option if you need internet access on-the-go often.

Digital Equity in Alexandria

The city of Alexandria provides free, publicly available Wi-Fi at each public safety building, public school, library, and other city-owned facilities. The city is planning to enhance its current network with the Municipal Fiber project, which will install a fiber network throughout Alexandria. Discounted internet programs are also available with Verizon Fios, Cox, and Xfinity through the LifeLine and Emergency Broadband Benefit programs.

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

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

Alexandria is the 86th most connected city in Virginia behind Atlantic City, Ventnor City, Tuckerton, Brigantine, and Beach Haven.

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

Approximately 200 people in Alexandria County don't have access to any wired internet.

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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.

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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.

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

In Alexandria County, approximately 300 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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

Map of ISPs in Alexandria

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Compare Alexandria to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alexandria 292.6 Mbps 9 $0.68 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +289.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -119.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -92.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -90.4 Mbps ) 24 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -96.1 Mbps ) 10 ( +1 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Alexandria, Virginia

  • What is the cheapest Internet service in Alexandria?

    The cheapest internet in Alexandria starts from $19.99 per month, through Xfinity.

  • What is the fastest Internet in Alexandria?

    Xfinity has the fastest speeds in Alexandria, with speeds up to 1200 Mbps.

  • How much is Internet in Alexandria?

    Internet service costs $19.99/month for internet-only. Bundle plans with TV start at $89.99/month in Alexandria.

  • Can I get T-Mobile 5G Home Internet in Alexandria?

    Yes. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet is available to almost half of residents in Alexandria.

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