Internet Providers in Piney River, VA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Piney River, VA
Internet Providers: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $0

Internet Access in Piney River, Virginia

Information here is calculated based on biannual FCC coverage reporting. We leverage direct provider reports to further validate that data. Plan and pricing information is gathered by our market research team. To date, we've collected and verified 86 Internet plans for Piney River in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 16 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

There is above-average competition between companies within Piney River, but 200 people in the area can't get access to more than one provider. If these residents aren't pleased with the quality of service, they are forced to use a poor quality wireless. However, this issue isn't widespread in Piney River — the majority of households have 3 options for Internet service.

SCS Broadband is one of the top three providers in Piney River, available to near one hundred percent of the area. SCS Broadband is also a common option — while fixed wireless Internet isn't as well-known as cable, it can be an equivalent service quality in some cases.

Fixed wireless is the top network option for many Piney River residents. Fixed wireless is usually better than network technologies such as satellite Internet. Our latest data shows that virtually one hundred percent of the area has access to service from fixed wireless.

According to the most recent FCC filings and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable ISPs in Piney River as measured by coverage. The more common providers frequently compete at addresses around Piney River.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Piney River, Virginia

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Piney River, Virginia

  • SCS Broadband - Fiber - 100.0% Availability in Piney River - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Piney River - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Piney River - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Piney River

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Piney River is the 508th most connected city in Virginia behind Arrington, Amherst, Roseland, Shipman, and Monroe.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Nelson 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.

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Piney River have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

In Nelson County, approximately 6,000 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 in Piney River

Data collected by our researchers suggests that some of the top ISPs currently use data caps for their residential broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue because subscribers view them as a strategy to discourage streaming services, while providers insist they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is over-the-top streaming services, which easily consumes 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Piney River

Provider Type Coverage Speed
SCS Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
SCS Broadband Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.0 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
SCS Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps

Compare Piney River to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Piney River 20.5 Mbps 5 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +394.9 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +98.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +95.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +106.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +107.1 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )