Internet Providers in Tazewell, VA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Tazewell, VA
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 18
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $72.3

Internet Access in Tazewell, Virginia

Tazewell addresses have an average of 2.89 Internet providers to choose from. This is common amount of options for the US, seeing as most Internet providers were formerly cable television and landline telephone providers. Most houses have long been wired for both.

Spectrum is also a commonly available broadband option for Tazewell, offering Cable service available to 87 percent of the area. GigaBeam Networks offers an alternative wireless service for 87 percent of local residents, although it has to have roof access and line of site with a GigaBeam Networks access point.

Cable and DSL providers like Verizon High Speed Internet make up the top broadband network systems with availability in Tazewell.

We should note here that since FCC data is only collected biannually and only published six months after, availability shown here may not be complete. Our process incorporates availability data directly from some major companies to help reduce this delay.

Viasat Internet is the most frequently available provider overall, covering near one hundred percent of Tazewell residents. HughesNet is available to virtually one hundred percent of the population. The top speed recorded for Viasat reaches 100 Mbps. HughesNet advertised up to 25 Mbps. As a rule, any speed over 10 megabits per second is sufficient to stream standard definition videos on WiFi, but becomes an issue when multiple users try to use modern services like Google Hangouts, cloud apps, and etc. See the coverage maps below to see Internet options on a granular level in Tazewell.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Tazewell, Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Point Broadband 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 400 Mbps Cable 20s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Burke's Garden Telephone Company 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Tazewell, Virginia

  • Spectrum - Cable - 87.5% Availability in Tazewell - Speeds up to 400 Mbps
  • Point Broadband - Fiber - 18.1% Availability in Tazewell - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 4.9% Availability in Tazewell - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Burke's Garden Telephone Company - Fiber - 3.9% Availability in Tazewell - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Tazewell - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Tazewell - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Tazewell

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Tazewell is the 170th most connected city in Virginia ahead of Cedar Bluff and Pounding Mill, but behind North Tazewell, Bluefield, and Pocahontas.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Tazewell 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: 22% of people living in Tazewell 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 84% of Tazewell 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, 24651 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Tazewell.

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

In Tazewell County, approximately 2,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Tazewell

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Spectrum Cable 87.5%+ 400 Mbps
GigaBeam Networks Fixed Wireless 87.2%+ 50 Mbps
Point Broadband Fiber 18.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
SmythNet Fixed Wireless 5.9%+ 50 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 4.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Burke's Garden Telephone Company Fiber 3.9%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
GigaBeam Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 75 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 73.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 17.6%+ 600 Mbps

Compare Tazewell to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Tazewell 64.7 Mbps 9 $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +350.7 Mbps ) 16 ( +7 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +54.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +51.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +62.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +62.9 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )