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Internet Providers in Richmond, Virginia
Residential Internet Statistics for Richmond, VA
|Fastest Speed Available:||2,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$81.35|
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Internet Access in Richmond, Virginia
Richmond Internet availability data on this page is drawn from governmental data. Then, we ensure the data is cross-validated against privatized lit address files. As of 2021, we've crunched 77,069 rows of governmental data about Internet access in Richmond. We've manually gathered pricing and agreement details on 396 Internet plans in Richmond. Average download speed information is calculated based on 119,914 user speed tests collected over the most recent 12 month period.
Since many houses come pre-wired for one landline telephone (DSL) provider and cable networks don't generally overlap, the average home in Richmond has 2-3 wired broadband options available to them. 4.24% of the Richmond area are limited to one or fewer options for their broadband service provider. DSL and cable broadband almost always provide the best pricing and data use policies for home use.
Viasat Internet is the most commonly available option for Richmond residents. They are accessible for close to one hundred percent of Richmond addresses. HughesNet is also a common choice, providing virtually one hundred percent of Richmond with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan advertised by HughesNet in Richmond is 25 megabits per second.
Taking a look at network technologies with significant infrastructure already built within Richmond, we see that the most common wired broadband Internet connection varieties are Cable (97.39 percent coverage) and Fiber (81.71 percent coverage). Regular cable TV providers are the main source for cable home Internet service, thanks to the fact that they can leverage pre-existing TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to Internet service. Cable often makes sense for Richmond residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Fiber technology is composed of more modern fiber-optic lines, which are composed of thousands of glass or plastic strands that can deliver binary data as light. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to to copper cables in the "last mile." As a result, some fiber connections might not offer true "gigabit" speeds.
While the main providers are Viasat and HughesNet, XFINITY from Comcast also serves Richmond with Cable coverage in 97 percent of residents and a recorded top speed of 987 Mbps. Fixed wireless providers like T-Mobile Home Internet connect their subscribers to 0 Mbps or more using direct wireless relays. There are 10 providers in Richmond with enterprise-level connections like MPLS. See the map below to see broadband coverage at a granular level, and the "Download Speeds" tab to compare how Viasat compares to other Richmond options in real-world speed tests.
- There are 17 internet providers in Richmond with 7 of those offering residential service
- Richmond is the 79th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Henrico, Midlothian, University Of Richmond, and Mechanicsville, but behind Glen Allen.
- Explore internet access for communities within Richmond: Bon Air
- The fastest zip code in Richmond for July 2021 is 23225. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
4.2% of consumers in Richmond15,000 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 Richmond, Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||2,000 Mbps||Fiber||4s||0.2%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||97.4%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||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.
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
ISP Competition close to Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Union University
Within the two-mile area around Virginia Commonwealth University, a normal home or apartment building has 2-3 different choices for an internet connection. The selection of internet connection options around Virginia Union University is virtually the exact same. Both universities currently have download speeds that are appropriate for students needs like streaming online video, sharing large items, and playing games. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be obtainable in every block close to campus, and may be unaccessible in apartment buildings. Remember that these averages are based on performance analysis', and performance will likely be closer to the official download speeds provided above.
Internet access in Richmond neighborhoods
Coverage information for Richmond is available in the following neighborhoods: Bon Air.
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