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Internet Providers in Stephenson, Virginia
Most Popular Internet Providers in Stephenson, Virginia:
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Internet Access in Stephenson, Virginia
Viasat Internet 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.
Cable 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 12 internet providers in Stephenson with 6 of those offering residential service
- Stephenson is the 252nd 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 July 2021 is 22656. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
38.8% of consumers in Stephenson900 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||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||85.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||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.
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.
Compare Stephenson to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Stephenson||439.6 Mbps||6||$0.14 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +94.8 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -290.8 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.16 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -279 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -270.1 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -277.5 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|