Internet Providers in Howardsville, VA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Howardsville, VA
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 3
Fastest Speed Available: 20 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.99

Internet Access in Howardsville, Virginia

Competition between Internet providers is low in Howardsville. According to our most recent FCC and privately reported data, the average subscriber within Howardsville has 0.85 broadband service choices.

Wireless Internet connections (LTE, satellite, etc) have several notable issues that make wireless options not particularly preferable for broadband access. Data caps present the largest inconvenience, although it's worth noting fixed wireless caps are often more comparable to those on wired DSL or cable Internet service.

Satellite provides backup Internet access options for Howardsville those who can't access cable or DSL service.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Howardsville's primary wired Internet choices.

Internet coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of public governmental data and private data we source directly from telecom industry sources. Average statistics about speed averages comes primarily via M-Labs, which is the speed test tool shown within BroadbandNow and Google queries. Our in-house market researchers have manually validated package price on 144 Internet plans and bundles in the Howardsville market to date.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Howardsville, Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Howardsville, Virginia

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 31.5% Availability in Howardsville - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Howardsville - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Howardsville - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Howardsville

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Howardsville is the 570th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Dillwyn, but behind Arrington, Shipman, Scottsville, and Buckingham.

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 Buckingham 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.

In Buckingham County, approximately 11,000 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 Cord Cutting Around Howardsville

Data from our researchers shows that popular providers use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since customers see caps as a strategy to stop streaming services. Providers insist they are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming services, which can use one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Howardsville

Provider Type Coverage Speed
SCS Broadband Fixed Wireless 47.9%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 31.5%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 40 Mbps
SCS Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps

Compare Howardsville to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Howardsville 1.9 Mbps 5 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +413.5 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +117 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +114.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +125.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +125.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )