How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Fincastle, Virginia
Most Popular Internet Providers in Fincastle, Virginia:
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Internet Access in Fincastle, Virginia
Viasat Internet has the most availability in Fincastle. HughesNet is also widely available.
Lumos Networks provides an second choice, serving Fincastle with a maximum speed of 100 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only option for Internet access for residents of Fincastle. For example, fixed wireless providers such as T-Mobile Home Internet can deliver 25 Mbps over direct wireless links. There are 4 companies in city limits selling specialized enterprise and business technologies such as T1 and MPLS. Our listings include every provider with business packages advertised online, but residential providers often have business options as well.
The information listed here comes from FCC coverage reports. Data is against private databases and direct provider reporting to provide more accurate results than is available from the FCC directly. Lit address information is currently limited to select providers. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points every year.
In terms of network technology with significant infrastructure already built in the Fincastle area, we see that the most frequently available wired broadband Internet tech options are Cable and Satellite, with 45.16% and virtually one hundred percent respectively. Regular cable TV companies are where customers look for cable Internet service, thanks to the fact that they can utilize existing coaxial TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Local customers of cable companies such as XFINITY from Comcast overwhelmingly select cable because of the reasonably low pricing for workable speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.)
In summary, broadband services is far from perfect in Fincastle, but most homes still have around 2-3 providers able to connect them. Explore the map below to see which streets have more or less competition. For the time being, a limited 2,000 Fincastle residents are limited to fewer than one providers.
Internet Statistics 2021
45.5% of consumers in Fincastle2,000 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 Fincastle, Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||45.2%|
|Lumos Networks||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||82.1%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Fincastle
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues in Fincastle
Data from our research team shows that popular providers place a limit on data use on home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since consumers view caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is streaming services, which easily eats up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.
Compare Fincastle to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Fincastle||28.6 Mbps||8||$0.28 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +517 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +132.7 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +152.3 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +158 Mbps )||24 ( +16 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +150.5 Mbps )||9 ( +1 )||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|