How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
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Internet Access in Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Rockbridge Baths. HughesNet is also widely available.
The information listed here is primarily sourced via FCC filings specific to Rockbridge Baths. Listings here are validated through private data sources and direct provider reporting to provide more granular listings than is available from the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is sourced by our data analysis experts, who gather thousands of plans annually. We've analyzed 173 Rockbridge Baths Internet plans from 2014–present, with 16 Internet plans currently available in the area.
Considering network technologies with significant infrastructure already built the Rockbridge Baths area, we see that the most common physical wire Internet connection types are DSL and Satellite, with 82.75% and virtually one hundred percent respectively. DSL is delivered by phone lines on utility poles, and comes from providers such as CenturyLink that build or own copper phone lines. DSL underperforms when compared with all other major Internet options.
Since the majority of houses come pre-wired for one phone (DSL) provider and cable networks don't generally overlap, the majority of Rockbridge Baths residents have 2-3 wired Internet options available to them. 20.17% of Rockbridge Baths residents are limited to one or fewer options. DSL and cable broadband are likely to offer the best pricing and data packages for home use.
Aside from the Internet options detailed above, BARConnects is a third choice for coverage in 95 percent of the Rockbridge Baths area. Fixed wireless providers like High Speed Link and satellite companies including are also worth looking at, but the incumbent wired options are usually a stronger deal so far as speed.
Internet Statistics 2021
20.2% of consumers in Rockbridge Baths100 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 Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||82.8%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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 Caps in Rockbridge Baths
Data from our research team suggests that some of the top ISPs use data caps on home broadband packages. Data caps are disliked because consumers view caps as a strategy to discourage streaming services, while providers maintain that caps are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the culprit is streaming services, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes/hour.