Internet Providers in Gloucester, Virginia

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Residential Internet Statistics for Gloucester, VA
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 85.34 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 4.81%

Internet Access in Gloucester, Virginia

Consumers will find 10 Internet providers in Gloucester. 3 of these are mobile providers.

Cable providers like Cox Communications and DSL Internet service providers like Verizon High Speed Internet are the main Internet service systems with availability in Gloucester.

Since FCC coverage data is currently tallied up biannually and only released six or more months later, provider availability shown in the results below may not include the most recent upgrades.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most common Internet options in Gloucester.

On the whole, the competition between Internet providers in Gloucester isn't high (2.93 providers registered in the average census block). 2 companies per address isn't much, but it's sufficient to create competition around price that is good for consumers in well-wired neighborhoods.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Gloucester with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Gloucester is the 504th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Hayes, but behind Mathews, Saluda, Urbanna, and Gloucester Point.
  • The fastest zip code in Gloucester for February 2021 is 23061. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Gloucester, Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Gloucester, Virginia

  • Cox - 95.2% Availability in Gloucester - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Gloucester - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Gloucester - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Gloucester

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Gloucester is the 504th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Hayes, but behind Mathews, Saluda, Urbanna, and Gloucester Point.

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

Approximately 400 people in Gloucester 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.

Approximately 97% of Gloucester 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.

As of this month, 23061 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Gloucester.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Gloucester County, approximately 2,000 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 Caps and Video Streaming in Gloucester

Data collected by our research team suggests that common providers in Gloucester currently use data caps for their home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because consumers view caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the issue is video streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Gloucester

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Cox Communications Cable 95.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Cox Business Cable 48.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 9.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 1.8%+ -- Mbps

Compare Gloucester to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Gloucester 85.3 Mbps 5 $1.07 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +263.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +21.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +14.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +26.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +30 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )