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Internet Providers in Gretna, Virginia
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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 318 broadband plans in Gretna as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
60.9% of consumers in Gretna4,000 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||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||39.0%|
|RiverStreet Networks||50 Mbps||DSL||2m 43s||99.3%|
|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.
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 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.
Compare Gretna to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Gretna||72.4 Mbps||5||$3.80 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +462 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +76.4 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +88.2 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +97.1 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +89.7 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|