Internet Providers in Gretna, VA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Gretna, VA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $40.5

Internet Access in Gretna, Virginia

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Gretna. HughesNet is also widely available.

Looking at the less well-developed areas within Gretna, our data shows that as many as 4,000 people have only one (or zero) choices for wired Internet.

RiverStreet Networks is currently the third largest wired broadband provider in Gretna as measured by coverage area. They are available to 99 percent of the area. King Street Wireless is another company worth knowing about. While fixed wireless isn't as well-known as cable or DSL, it can provide an interchangeable service quality.

DSL-based has strong availability in comparison to other Internet services within Gretna since it uses landline phone wires to send data. Therefore, since most buildings are already serviceable for landline phone wiring, it makes sense that Gretna has close to one hundred percent DSL availability.

The broadband availability statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on government data and privatized datasets collected from ISPs, or via unlisted sources. Averaged statistics about speed data is sourced primarily from M-Labs. Our in-house market research team has hand-validated pricing on 317 broadband plans in Gretna as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021

4,000 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 Gretna, Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
RiverStreet Networks 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Gretna, Virginia

  • RiverStreet Networks - DSL - 99.3% Availability in Gretna - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 39.0% Availability in Gretna - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Gretna - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Gretna - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Gretna

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Gretna is the 663rd most connected city in Virginia behind Chatham, Altavista, Dry Fork, Lynch Station, and Hurt.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in Pittsylvania 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 39% of Gretna 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 Pittsylvania County, approximately 17,000 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 Gretna

Data from our market research team shows that popular providers place a limit on data use for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked because subscribers see caps as a tactic to discourage "cord cutting". Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is streaming video, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Gretna

Provider Type Coverage Speed
RiverStreet Networks DSL 99.3%+ 50 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 59.7%+ 1.0 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 39.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 14.9%+ 987 Mbps

Compare Gretna to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Gretna 83.6 Mbps 5 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +331.8 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +35.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +32.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +43.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +44 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )