Internet Providers in Covesville, VA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Covesville, VA
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 3
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.66

Internet Access in Covesville, Virginia

Currently, there are 5 providers in Covesville with home service, and a total of 9 including specialized business and mobile providers.

According to the latest government reports, 59.95 percent of Covesville residents are limited to a single choice for home Internet.

Taking a look now at network technology with significant infrastructure already built around the city, we see that the most prevalent physical wire broadband Internet tech infrastructures are DSL and Satellite, with practically one hundred percent and virtually one hundred percent respectively. Telephone companies are the main source for DSL service, which makes technical sense because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," transmits data packets over telephone lines. DSL is outperformed by all other major Internet options.

The information listed here is primarily sourced via provider coverage reports, and is validated through privatized databases to provide more detailed resources than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by our research and analysis team, who gather tens of thousands of data points each year.

According to the latest FCC filings and direct provider reports, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Covesville in terms of coverage area. As the interactive maps below show, the more common companies often overlap around Covesville.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Covesville, Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Firefly Fiber Broadband 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Covesville, Virginia

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 99.7% Availability in Covesville - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Firefly Fiber Broadband - Fiber - 40.3% Availability in Covesville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Covesville - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Covesville - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Covesville

Covesville Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Covesville is the 490th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Scottsville, but behind Afton, Lyndhurst, Crozet, and Shipman.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Albemarle 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: 40% of people living in Covesville 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 40% of Covesville 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.

In Albemarle County, approximately 13,000 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 Covesville

Data from our researchers suggests that common providers in the area place a limit on streaming for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because customers view them as a tactic to limit streaming services, while providers insist that they are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming video, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Covesville

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 99.7%+ 100 Mbps
SCS Broadband Fixed Wireless 46.9%+ 50 Mbps
Firefly Fiber Broadband Fiber 40.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 100 Mbps
SCS Broadband Fixed Wireless 61.3%+ 50 Mbps
Firefly Fiber Broadband Fiber 41.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 9.9%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Covesville to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Covesville 30.6 Mbps 5 $1.27 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +384.8 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +88.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +85.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +96.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +97 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )