Internet Providers in Vinton, VA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Vinton, VA
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $60.41

Internet Access in Vinton, Virginia

Vinton's broadband coverage information listed here is calculated from FCC databases. Then, we ensure the data is scrubbed for issues against private lit address records. We've analyzed 4,507 rows of FCC and privatized data catalogues on broadband availability within Vinton. Our research division has manually collected local pricing for 429 Internet and bundle plans in Vinton. All download average calculation is based on user speed test records. Speed test-based datasets are a somewhat flawed indicator of local broadband performance. These averages are not meant to promise the actual speeds available at residences in Vinton.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread choice in Vinton. The company is available to virtually one hundred percent of Vinton. HughesNet is also a common choice, providing near one hundred percent of residents with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Vinton is 25 megabits per second.

The majority of Vinton residents have 2-3 wired broadband options available to them. 3.64% of Vinton residents are limited to one or fewer options for which provider to use. Regardless of other services on the market, cable and DSL Internet services are likely to offer the best budget price and data packages for home use.

Looking at network tech available within the area, the most common physical wire broadband technology infrastructures are DSL and Cable, with 97.43% and 71.32% respectively. Cable connections are sold by former cable TV corporations, who use existing coaxial cable TV networks. Cable often makes sense for local residents because of the strong mix of speed and value. Phone providers usually offer DSL Internet service, because DSL sends data via phone lines. As copper wires go, the twisted copper bundle makeup seen in telephone lines allows for slightly less bandwidth compared to newer wire types such as cable and several times less than fiber.

Aside from HughesNet and Viasat, Verizon High Speed Internet also serves Vinton with a maximum speed of 15 Mbps. Providers like B2X Online connect their customers to 25 Mbps or more via direct wireless hardware. There are also 3 providers in Vinton offering enterprise-level service like T1 and MPLS. See the interactive map on this page to compare broadband coverage on the census block level, or our speed data to see how Viasat compares with other Vinton options in consumer speed tests.

  • There are 15 internet providers in Vinton with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Vinton is the 281st most connected city in Virginia behind Hardy, Roanoke, Troutville, Salem, and Blue Ridge.
  • The fastest zip code in Vinton for April 2021 is 24179. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Vinton, Virginia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Vinton, Virginia

  • Cox - Cable - 71.3% Availability in Vinton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 29.4% Availability in Vinton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Vinton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Vinton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Vinton

Vinton Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Vinton is the 281st most connected city in Virginia behind Hardy, Roanoke, Troutville, Salem, and Blue Ridge.

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 Roanoke County 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.

Approximately 96% of Vinton 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, 24179 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Vinton.

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

In Roanoke County County, approximately 3,000 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 Limits in Vinton

Internet providers have decided to add data "plans" to consumer broadband plans as of late. The market trend holds true in the Vinton market, with ISPs like Cox adding capped plans. It's not a large concern for most customers, but it might be an issue for households that share their connection or "power users" who upload a large amount of high-def video. Data caps with cable bundles tend to be about 1 Terabyte. This is way more than is used by 99% of customers, according to a report from Comcast. Cox Communications customers in Vinton are advised to double check data use policies before signing a contract.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Vinton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Cox Communications Cable 71.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 29.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
B2X Online Fixed Wireless 23.9%+ 25 Mbps
All Points Broadband Fixed Wireless 20.4%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 85.0%+ 987 Mbps
Cox Business Cable 12.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 0.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Shentel Fiber 0.9%+ -- Mbps

Compare Vinton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Vinton 41.1 Mbps 7 $0.40 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +374.3 Mbps ) 16 ( +9 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +77.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +75.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +86.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +86.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )