Internet Providers in Forest, Virginia

Most Popular Internet Providers in Forest, Virginia:

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  • 1. T-Mobile Home Internet
    75.2% Available
    75.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    115 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 115-115mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Verizon High Speed Internet
    98.6% Available
    98.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $40 - $74.99

    Speeds up to:
    15 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 15-15mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Activation waived online. FREE self-installation kit.
    • Price Range: $40 - $74.99
    • Contracts: None required
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $199.99

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Includes lease set-up fee. Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. Ultra Home Internet
    75.2% Available
    75.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $289.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    Set up new service: Order Online
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $289.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Set up new service: Order Online
  • 6. 6. Xfinity
    12% Available
    12%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $29.99 - $98.95

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $98.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 14 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. 7. Shentel
    94.3% Available
    94.3%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $200

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $50 - $200
  • 8. 8. Shentel
    67.7% Available
    67.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $65 - $200

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $65 - $200
  • 9. 9. SCS
    13.7% Available
    13.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $40 - $120

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-50mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes installation and equipment.
    • Price Range: $40 - $120
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
  • 10. 10. B2X Online
    5.7% Available
    5.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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  • 11. 11. Lumos
    2.1% Available
    2.1%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $39.99 - $159.99

    Speeds up to:
    2000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-2000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $159.99
    • Contracts: None required
  • 1. Verizon High Speed Internet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $29.99 - $49.99

    Speeds up to:
    15 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 15-15mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Includes activation. Free professional installation for 1st PC.
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $49.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
  • 2. SCS
    15.2% Available
    15.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $150 - $300

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-50mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes installation and equipment.
    • Price Range: $150 - $300
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
  • 3. Comcast Business
    6.9% Available
    6.9%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $69.99 - $279.99

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-940mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free professional installation when you order online.
    • Price Range: $69.99 - $279.99
    • Contracts: 3 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Lumos
    2.2% Available
    2.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $169.99 - $799.99

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $169.99 - $799.99
    • Contracts: 3 Years required
  • 5. 5. Shentel
    65.4% Available
    65.4%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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  • 6. 6. Crown Castle
    13.2% Available
    13.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    N/A
  • 7. 7. Comcast Business
    6.9% Available
    6.9%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $69.99 - $279.99

    Speeds up to:
    300 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-300mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free professional installation when you order online.
    • Price Range: $69.99 - $279.99
    • Contracts: 3 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 8. 8. CenturyLink Business
    4.7% Available
    4.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    N/A
  • 9. 9. Verizon Business
    3.2% Available
    3.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    N/A
  • 10. 10. Lumos
    2.2% Available
    2.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $169.99 - $799.99

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $169.99 - $799.99
    • Contracts: 3 Years required
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $75

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. U.S. Cellular
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $55 - $160

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $160
  • 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $55 - $65

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. T-Mobile
    99.6% Available
    99.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $60 - $85

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider

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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

900 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
Shentel 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 94.3%
Shentel 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 67.7%
Lumos Networks 2,000 Mbps Fiber 4s 2.1%
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 12.0%
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 Provider Competition Map For Forest

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Forest is the 154th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Madison Heights, Evington, and Goode, but behind Rustburg and Lynchburg.

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

Approximately 7,000 people in Bedford 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: 11% of people living in Forest 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 95% of Forest 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 Bedford County, approximately 19,000 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 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.