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Internet Providers in Glen Allen, Virginia
Residential Internet Statistics for Glen Allen, VA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$59.49|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Glen Allen, Virginia:
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Internet Access in Glen Allen, Virginia
Glen Allen offers 5 residential Internet Service Providers, and 17 if you include business and mobile service. Consumers have access to 5 broadband choices which in Glen Allen is most likely fiber, cable, and DSL.
2-3 providers for each address is a low level of choice, but it's sufficient to improve performance and pricing in Glen Allen communities where providers overlap. As is evident in the map below, options can vary from block to block.
In regards to broadband network options, Fiber, cable, and DSL are available in Glen Allen. Between the local options, Fiber-based service is overall the best option. Fiber has a 90.38 percent footprint in Glen Allen. Strong Fiber-Optic availability is responsible for maintaining a robust weighted average download speed performance around Glen Allen — 275.92 Megabits per second according to aggregate public speed test results — which is currently 31.92 percent greater than the Virginia–wide average.
The plans shown above are manually collected by our data analysis staff.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Glen Allen in terms of coverage. As the maps below show, the more common providers frequently compete at addresses around Glen Allen.
- There are 12 internet providers in Glen Allen with 5 of those offering residential service
- Glen Allen is the 76th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Richmond, Henrico, Ashland, University Of Richmond, and Mechanicsville.
- The fastest zip code in Glen Allen for July 2021 is 23059. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
2.0% of consumers in Glen Allen1,000 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 Glen Allen, Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||98.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet Service for Educational Purposes in Glen Allen
Economic development reports regularly highlight a increasing correlation between web availability and improved schooling. Broadband access is essentially a requirement as colleges including University Of Phoenix-Virginia switch to online platforms to distribute coursework. Luckily for students living close to campus, fiber has high availability with a 95.39 percent footprint in the zip code around University Of Phoenix-Virginia. Fiber has strong availability with a 95.39% footprint in the zip. Looking at 14,060 speed tests recorded over the past year at locations within 2 miles of University Of Phoenix-Virginia campus, performance averages are close to 203.39 Mbps — considerably above the lowest connection speed needed for streaming video and operating cloud or communication platforms.
Data Caps and Video Streaming Around Glen Allen
Data from our market researchers suggests that common ISPs place a limit on streaming for their home broadband packages. Data caps are controversial because subscribers view caps as a strategy to stop "cord cutting". Providers maintain that data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Glen Allen to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Glen Allen||275.9 Mbps||5||$0.35 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +258.5 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -127.1 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -115.3 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -106.4 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -113.8 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|