Internet Service Providers in Bland, Virginia

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bland, VA
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 5.57 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 60 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 81.45%

Internet Access in Bland, Virginia

Consumers will find 9 Internet providers operating in Bland. There are 3 mobile options, and 5 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

99.97 percent of Bland is currently without a choice so far as broadband Internet service. This isn't a shock, seeing as market competition between providers is low. Locations in the city usually have 1-2 options for Internet service, accounting for the whole community.

DSL Internet providers like CenturyLink deliver broadband services using pre-existing phone wires, which is why DSL is typically sold through corporations that bundle Internet access with landline phone plans. DSL (standing for Digital Subscriber Line) Internet is accessible by 77.27 percent of Bland. Refer to the data visualization tools on this page for insights into how advertised speed, latency, and etc compare to current customers' speeds.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Bland's most common wired Internet choices.

All the coverage data on BroadbandNow comes from FCC reporting. Internet providers in Bland are legally required to submit deployment and subscriber data biannually. Leveraging direct agreements with ISPs, BroadbandNow is able to validate public datasets in comparison to privatized data including lit addresses reported by Internet providers. Between 2014–2021 our team has crunched 2,956 data rows on Internet access in Bland. The speed averages displayed on this page are calculated based on real-world speed tests originating from the Bland area.

Internet Statistics 2021

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Bland, VA

3,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Bland, Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bland, Virginia

  • CenturyLink - 57.4% Availability in Bland - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Bland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Bland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bland

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Bland is the 450th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Rural Retreat, but behind Bluefield, Max Meadows, Wytheville, and Bluefield.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Bland 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.

In Bland County, approximately 5,000 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 in Bland

Internet providers have been moving to add data caps for home WiFi and broadband plans recently. Some major Internet service providers in the area — CenturyLink included — have data caps. Data caps vary widely. They typically can be anywhere from 250GB to a Terabyte. The majority of home Internet data caps will be quite high, so they don't affect most people. CenturyLink users in Bland are advised to confirm data caps while signing up. Don't assume the caps based on marketing materials.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
GigaBeam Networks Fixed Wireless 78.8%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 57.4%+ 60 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
GigaBeam Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 75 Mbps

Compare Bland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bland 5.6 Mbps 5 $0.98 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +343.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +101.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +94.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +106.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +109.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )