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Internet Providers in North Tazewell, Virginia
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Internet Access in North Tazewell, Virginia
Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in North Tazewell. HughesNet is also a common option.
The packages shown here are gathered by hand by our data science team.
There's a strong amount of choice between providers around North Tazewell, but 500 locals don't have access to more than one provider. If these residents aren't satisfied by their service from the incumbent provider, they are forced to rely on a low-speed wireless backup. Luckily, this isn't the norm in North Tazewell — the average household has 3-4 options for broadband-grade Internet service.
Cable and DSL are the dominant broadband network types within North Tazewell, fighting over the same potential customers at most addresses and generally competing with each other. Performance from cable is overall better and more consistent. That said, the overall speeds found with either system are similar.
Outside of the Internet options listed above, Verizon High Speed Internet is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 92 percent of North Tazewell. Wireless providers like GigaBeam Networks and satellite Internet companies like are also worth looking at. However, the main wired providers are usually a stronger deal when it comes to speed and price.
Internet Statistics 2022
7.4% of consumers in North Tazewell500 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 North Tazewell, Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Point Broadband||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||23.3%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||30.2%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||30.2%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For North Tazewell
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.
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 Cord Cutting Around North Tazewell
Data collected by our researchers shows that many of the popular providers in the area currently use data caps for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are disliked because subscribers view caps as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Compare North Tazewell to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|North Tazewell||83.6 Mbps||9||$0.32 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +462 Mbps )||21 ( +12 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +77.7 Mbps )||20 ( +11 )||$0.32 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +97.3 Mbps )||19 ( +10 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +103 Mbps )||26 ( +17 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +95.5 Mbps )||10 ( +1 )||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|