Internet Providers in Richmond, Virginia

Most Popular Internet Providers in Richmond, Virginia:

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  • 1. Xfinity
    97.4% Available
    97.4%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $29.99 - $98.95

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $98.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 14 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Verizon Fios
    81.7% Available
    81.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $39.99 - $154.99

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 1
    • Speed Range: 200-950mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $154.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Verizon High Speed Internet
    74.9% Available
    74.9%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $40 - $74.99

    Speeds up to:
    15 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 15-15mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Activation waived online. FREE self-installation kit.
    • Price Range: $40 - $74.99
    • Contracts: None required
  • 4. 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $199.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Includes lease set-up fee. Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. Xfinity
    0.2% Available
    0.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $299.95 - $299.95

    Speeds up to:
    3000 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 3000-3000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $299.95 - $299.95
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. 6. T-Mobile Home Internet
    27.6% Available
    27.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    115 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 115-115mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 8. 7. Ultra Home Internet
    27.6% Available
    27.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $289.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $289.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Set up new service: Order Online
1 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Richmond. See All
4 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Richmond. See All
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $75

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $60 - $85

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $55 - $65

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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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 2022, we've crunched 77,069 rows of governmental data about Internet access in Richmond. We've manually gathered pricing and agreement details on 438 Internet plans in Richmond. Average download speed information is calculated based on 94,448 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. 3.82% 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 (97.38 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 also serves Richmond with Cable coverage in 97 percent of residents and a recorded top speed of 1,000 Mbps. There are 9 providers offering specialized enterprise services like MPLS. See the interactive map to compare how many options are available at a granular level.

Internet Statistics 2022

13,000 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 3,000 Mbps Fiber 2s 0.2%
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 97.4%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 115 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 11s 27.6%
Ultra Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 27.6%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Richmond

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Richmond is the 81st most connected city in Virginia ahead of Midlothian, Henrico, University Of Richmond, and Mechanicsville, but behind Glen Allen.

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 Richmond City 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: 82% of people living in Richmond 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.

Approximately 96% of Richmond 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.

In Richmond City County, approximately 7,000 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.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Richmond, Virginia

  • What is the cheapest Internet service in Richmond?

    The cheapest internet service in Richmond starts from $19.99, through Xfinity.

  • What is the fastest Internet in Richmond?

    Xfinity has the fastest speeds in Richmond, with speeds up to 3000 Mbps.

  • How much is Internet in Richmond?

    Internet plans in Richmond range from $19.99/month for internet-only to $54.99/month for a double play bundle.