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Internet Providers in Topping, Virginia
Residential Internet Statistics for Topping, VA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$52.49|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Topping, Virginia:
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Internet Access in Topping, Virginia
3 Internet providers are available for the average Topping resident. In context, this is a lot of competition in comparison to similar-sized cities. Competition of more than two providers in a city often results in better pricing.
Atlantic Broadband provides an alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Topping with a top speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only option for Internet access in Topping. For example, fixed wireless providers like Northern Neck Wireless Internet can achieve 15 Mbps via wireless hardware.
The Internet coverage data on this page is primarily sourced via provider coverage reports, and is cross-validated against privatized databases to output more granular listings than is available from government websites. Address availability data isn't available for all providers. Data about pricing and speeds of current broadband plans is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans each year. There are a total of 146 collected plans in Topping since 2014. There are 32 Internet deals currently active.
Looking at network technology being used across Topping, we see that the most prevalent physical wire broadband Internet connection options are DSL and Satellite, with 97.13% and near one hundred percent respectively. Telephone providers usually offer DSL service, since DSL transmits data via phone wires. DSL underperforms when compared with all other major broadband options.
As of the latest FCC data and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable Internet providers in Topping so far as coverage area. As the interactive maps below show, the more common providers often cover the same addresses around Topping.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Topping, Virginia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Atlantic Broadband||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||98.6%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||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.
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 and Video Streaming Around Topping
Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the popular providers in the area place a limit on streaming for their residential broadband packages. Data caps are controversial because subscribers view them as a tactic to stop streaming. Providers maintain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which can eat up 1–7GB/hour.
Compare Topping to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Topping||189.5 Mbps||6||$1.10 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +344.9 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.89 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -40.7 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -28.9 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -20 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -27.4 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|