Internet Providers in Stephenson, Virginia

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Residential Internet Statistics for Stephenson, VA
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 418.16 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 14.41%

Internet Access in Stephenson, Virginia

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most availability in Stephenson. HughesNet is also commonly available.

XFINITY from Comcast is another common broadband choice in Stephenson, offering mainly Cable service with coverage in 85 percent of the area. All Points Broadband offers an alternative wireless service for near one hundred percent of local residents, although it has to have roof access or proximity to a All Points Broadband tower or access point.

Keep in mind that since FCC coverage data is collected twice a year and only published six months after, provider availability listed in the results below might not include the latest upgrades.

Most Stephenson households have 2-3 Internet providers to choose from. This is a strong level of competition. It tends to improve prices at a given address. This Internet access isn't distributed evenly, however. A surprising 38.81 of residents still have only one or zero choices for wired broadband Internet access.

Fiber is the main network type with coverage around Stephenson worth considering. For more detailed results, type your zip into our search tool above.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Stephenson with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Stephenson is the 249th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Berryville, Bunker Hill, and Boyce, but behind Winchester and Clear Brook.
  • The fastest zip code in Stephenson for February 2021 is 22656. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

900 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 Stephenson, Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Stephenson, Virginia

  • Xfinity - 85.6% Availability in Stephenson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Stephenson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Stephenson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Stephenson

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Stephenson is the 249th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Berryville, Bunker Hill, and Boyce, but behind Winchester and Clear Brook.

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

Approximately 9,000 people in Frederick 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: 30% of people living in Stephenson 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 61% of Stephenson 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, 22656 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Stephenson.

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

In Frederick County, approximately 15,000 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 in Stephenson

Data collected by our researchers shows that many of the popular ISPs in the area use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue lately since users view them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers maintain they are a necessary strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is video streaming, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Stephenson

Provider Type Coverage Speed
All Points Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 85.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
Shentel Fiber 12.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 1.6%+ 3.0 Mbps

Compare Stephenson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Stephenson 418.2 Mbps 6 $0.31 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( -69.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -311.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -318.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( -306.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( -302.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )