Internet Providers in Surry, Virginia

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Residential Internet Statistics for Surry, VA
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 4.01 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 14.35%

Internet Access in Surry, Virginia

As evidence in the listings on this page, wireless Internet is is the only meaningfully affordable broadband technology for Surry and the surrounding area.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As you might predict, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Surry.

The broadband packages shown on this page are manually collected through our data team. The 21 packages shown are the most current out of 132 broadband packages we've seen in Surry to date.

Rural Broadband - PGEC is one of the top three providers in Surry. They are available to 85 percent of local addresses.

For more info, explore the map below. Averaged to account for all addresses, the average density of market availability is 1.11 companies covering each census block. This leaves 77.77 percent of residents with only one option, or no coverage at all.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Surry, Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Rural Broadband - PGEC 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Surry, Virginia

  • Rural Broadband - PGEC - 85.6% Availability in Surry - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Surry - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Surry - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Surry

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Surry is the 640th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Spring Grove, but behind Wakefield, Williamsburg, Waverly, and Fort Eustis.

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

Approximately 400 people in Surry 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: 86% of people living in Surry 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 22% of Surry 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 Surry County, approximately 500 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 Caps and Cord Cutting in Surry

Data from our research team suggests that some of the top ISPs place a limit on streaming on home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because customers view caps as a tactic to limit streaming. Providers maintain that caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can eat up 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Surry

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Rural Broadband - PGEC Fiber 85.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rural Broadband - PGEC Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 10.1%+ 1.5 Mbps
Fusion Copper 0.3%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Surry to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Surry 4 Mbps 4 $0.57 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +345.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +103.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +95.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +107.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +111.3 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )