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 Forest, Virginia
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Internet Access in Forest, Virginia
As it stands, there are 11 Internet service providers in Forest with residential connections, and a total of 20 including smb, enterprise, and mobile providers like Xfinity and Verizon Business. (Take note that some might be "double entries", since many providers sell home and business service separately.)
Since the majority of houses are only wired for one landline phone company and cable networks don't generally overlap, the majority of Forest residents have 2-3 wired broadband providers to choose from. 4.56 percent of Forest residents — 900 people in total — have one or fewer options for their broadband provider. cable and DSL broadband services are likely to offer the best pricing for home use.
Looking at network technology in use across the Forest area, the most frequently available wired broadband Internet tech varieties are Fixed Wireless and DSL, with 75.17% and 98.56% respectively. DSL Internet service is delivered via telephone wires, and comes from corporations such as Verizon High Speed Internet that own phone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted and bundled copper construction of telephone wires allows for slightly less bandwidth compared to more modern techs like cable and fiber.
Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area for Forest residents. close to one hundred percent of the Forest area can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most common second option, providing near one hundred percent of Forest with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest package we've seen for HughesNet for Forest is 25 Mbps.
Broadband coverage insights on the page below are drawn from public government data from the FCC and private data we source from telecom industry sources, or via private sources. Averaged statistics regarding speed and performance averages comes from M-Labs, which is a speed test utility shown within our site as well as Google and Chrome search results. The BroadbandNow research team has manually sourced pricing and plan details for 460 Internet offerings in the Forest market as of 2022.
Internet Statistics 2022
4.6% of consumers in Forest900 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 Forest, Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Lumos Networks||2,000 Mbps||Fiber||4s||2.1%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||75.2%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||75.2%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Forest
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 and Video Streaming Around Forest
Data from our market researchers shows that many of the popular ISPs currently place a limit on streaming for their home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since users view them as a strategy for limiting streaming, while providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Forest to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Forest||49.7 Mbps||11||$0.35 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +495.9 Mbps )||21 ( +10 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +111.6 Mbps )||20 ( +9 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +131.2 Mbps )||19 ( +8 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +136.9 Mbps )||26 ( +15 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +129.4 Mbps )||10 ( -1 )||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Forest
Terrible slow DSL speeds almost to a crawl
The DSL speeds I am getting are terribly slow and Verizon claims there is nothing they can to get my speeds up to where they should be. This is very poor customer service
OverPriced with unrealistic Data Caps
They are way overpriced compared to other ISPs. The service you receive is subpar and most of the time you don't come close to getting the speeds you're paying for. I pay $142 for just internet and should be getting 101Mbps but most of the time only receive 55Mbps. The network that they run can't handle the number of subscribers they have so their solution is to impose unrealistic data caps and for my package, I get 750GB a month but, anyone with a PS4 knows that you can burn through that in just a couple days. I would stay as far away from this company as possible.