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Internet Providers in Foster, Virginia
Residential Internet Statistics for Foster, VA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$52.49|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Foster, Virginia:
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Internet Access in Foster, Virginia
Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Foster. HughesNet is also widely available.
Broadband competition available for Foster is strong. The majority of homes have around 3-4 Internet providers available in their area. Internet access isn't spread out equally — a notable 24.02 percent of area residents still only have one option for broadband service.
Verizon High Speed Internet is another commonly available broadband option for Foster, offering mainly DSL service available to 90 percent of Foster. Northern Neck Wireless Internet is another alternative wireless service for close to one hundred percent of the local area. Keep in mind fixed wireless has to have roof access or proximity to a Northern Neck Wireless Internet tower or access point.
Cable and DSL providers like Verizon High Speed Internet make up the primary network systems with availability in Foster.
The broadband access insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of public government data from the FCC and privatized data we source from telecom industry sources. Statistics regarding speed and performance averages comes from M-Labs, the speed test tool shown within BroadbandNow as well as Google and Chrome queries. Our researchers have manually gathered price and service data for 145 broadband plans and bundles in Foster to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
24.0% of consumers in Foster100 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 Foster, Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Atlantic Broadband||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||85.8%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
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 Around Foster
Data from our researchers shows that some of the common ISPs in the area currently place a limit on streaming for their home broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue lately because consumers see them as a strategy for limiting streaming, while providers maintain they are a necessary strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes/hour.