Internet Service Providers in Faber, Virginia

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Residential Internet Statistics for Faber, VA
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 12.49 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 38.78%

Internet Access in Faber, Virginia

The average residence within the Faber area has 2.3 Internet providers available. This is normal, seeing as the majority of Internet providers have their roots as cable television and phone providers. Most houses have long been wired for both.

Firefly Fiber Broadband is also a common broadband option for Faber. They offer Fiber service with coverage in 61 percent of the area. SCS Broadband is another alternative wireless service for 91 percent of local residents. Keep in mind that it needs roof access and line of site with a SCS Broadband tower or access point.

Keep in mind, since FCC coverage data is only processed biannually and only made public six or more months later, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help fix this problem.

DSL Internet providers deliver broadband service using copper phone infrastructure. This explains why DSL is sold through telecommunication companies that historically offered phone plans. DSL network technology is available for 52.77 percent of Faber homes. Twisted copper wires powering DSL have limited capacity compared to fiber/cable networks. The result: lower speed and dependability. This is part of the reason average speeds seen in Faber perform lower than the state, clocking in at 12.49 Mbps, as opposed to the 134.69 Mbps weighted average data rate within Virginia overall.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most common overall, with coverage for practically one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet has coverage to practically one hundred percent of the population. The fastest speed recorded for Viasat reaches 100 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised up to 25 Mbps. In general, any speed over 10 megabits per second will be sufficient for streaming standard definition videos to devices on WiFi. However, it may become problematic when multiple users try to use bandwidth-intensive apps like Google Hangouts, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. Refer to the coverage map below to see broadband options on a granular level.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Faber with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Faber is the 117th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Afton, Arrington, Lyndhurst, Roseland, and Shipman.
  • The fastest zip code in Faber for February 2021 is 22938. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

800 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 Faber, Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Firefly Fiber Broadband 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
SCS Broadband 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Faber, Virginia

  • Firefly Fiber Broadband - 61.1% Availability in Faber - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • SCS Broadband - 20.7% Availability in Faber - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 11.9% Availability in Faber - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Faber - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Faber - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Faber

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Faber is the 117th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Afton, Arrington, Lyndhurst, Roseland, 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 3,000 people in Nelson 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: 61% of people living in Faber 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 43% of Faber 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, 22938 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Faber.

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

In Nelson County, approximately 6,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Faber

Provider Type Coverage Speed
SCS Broadband Fiber and Fixed Wireless 91.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Firefly Fiber Broadband Fiber 61.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 11.9%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
SCS Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Firefly Fiber Broadband Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 18.8%+ 40 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 2.3%+ 3.0 Mbps

Compare Faber to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Faber 12.5 Mbps 7 $1.27 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +336.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +94.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +87.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +99.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +102.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )