Internet Providers in Pulaski, VA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Pulaski, VA
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.28

Internet Access in Pulaski, Virginia

The average address in Pulaski has access to 3 Internet Service Providers, or "ISPs." This is actually a strong amount of choice contrasted with other cities. Competition often results in better pricing.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread option in Pulaski. close to one hundred percent of Pulaski census blocks can get access to them. HughesNet is the most likely second option, providing practically one hundred percent of Pulaski with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package in Pulaski is 25 Mbps.

The data on this page is sourced via FCC filings specific to the area, and is enhanced with private databases and direct provider reporting to create more accurate resources than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points annually.

XFINITY from Comcast provides an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer 97 percent local availability and a maximum download speed of 987 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only choice for Internet access in Pulaski. For example, fixed wireless outfits like All Points Broadband are able to offer 25 Mbps via direct wireless links.

So, looking at the big picture, Pulaski's broadband infrastructure follows a common pattern in Virginia cities: wide availability of bundled cable and DSL service, with the caveat that most houses are stuck with one option for setting up either type of Internet service. This pattern has a simple reason. Broadband outfits have their roots as television and telephone companies. So, they use pre-existing networks on utility poles to deliver broadband bundles.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Pulaski with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Pulaski is the 239th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Draper and Hiwassee, but behind Dublin, Max Meadows, and Radford.
  • The fastest zip code in Pulaski for April 2021 is 24301. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Pulaski, Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Pulaski, Virginia

  • Xfinity - Cable - 97.0% Availability in Pulaski - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Pulaski - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Pulaski - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Pulaski

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Pulaski is the 239th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Draper and Hiwassee, but behind Dublin, Max Meadows, and Radford.

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 Pulaski 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 88% of Pulaski 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.

As of this month, 24301 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Pulaski.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Pulaski County, approximately 4,000 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 Around Pulaski

Data collected by our researchers suggests that top providers in Pulaski currently place some sort of limit on data use on residential broadband connections. Data caps are controversial since users view caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers maintain data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the problem is video streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Pulaski

Provider Type Coverage Speed
All Points Broadband Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 25 Mbps
Lingo Networks Fixed Wireless 98.9%+ 50 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 97.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
Lingo Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps

Compare Pulaski to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Pulaski 123.5 Mbps 6 $0.11 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +291.9 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -4.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -7.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +3.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +4.1 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )