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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Virginia

Xfinity and Cox supply the majority of your cable internet options in Virginia, although you may find Spectrum here and there across the state. Spectrum and Cox also offer fiber internet where available, but their top speeds don’t surpass Verizon’s fastest fiber plan of up to 2,300Mbps. If fiber or cable internet isn’t available, Brightspeed’s DSL internet is one option, or you could go with wireless 5G Home Internet from Verizon or T-Mobile. HughesNet and Viasat are your two major satellite options in Virginia.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars from customers in Virginia.

That ranks Virginia 39th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Virginia

 3.6/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 39th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$86.70 average price per payment for internet, per household

87% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.6/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.6/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

8,638,218 people

2.53 average people per household

$72,388 average income per household

43 average age per household

55% of population employed


1% lower than national average

Ranked 37th nationally


6% higher than national average

Ranked 16th nationally


14% higher than national average

Ranked 35th nationally


1% lower than national average

Ranked 33rd nationally

Average download speed
151.2 Mbps

12.92% higher than national average
Ranks 10th nationally

Average upload speed
65.1 Mbps

2.83% lower than national average
Ranks 12th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Virginia

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Ting 245.61 Mbps 209.85 Mbps 46.18% View Plans for Ting
MetroNet 197.96 Mbps 145.34 Mbps 52.22% View Plans for MetroNet
Verizon Home Internet 191.48 Mbps 124.02 Mbps 98.68%
XFINITY 190.31 Mbps 20.28 Mbps 95.8% View Plans for Xfinity
Cox Communications 183.53 Mbps 23.93 Mbps 95.98% View Plans for Cox Communications
92% of people in Virginia have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 34th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 264.35 Mbps 82.15% 99.29% See all providers
Cable 1113.53 Mbps 63.45% 85.34% See all providers
DSL 120.27 Mbps 75.13% 87.28% See all providers
Fiber 1436.2 Mbps 79.18% 82.02% See all providers
Fixed Wireless 74.67 Mbps 25.68% 81.61% See all providers
LTE Home 99 Mbps 19.43% 99% See all providers
Satellite 73.09 Mbps 92.29% 100% See all providers

Best cities for internet in Virginia

Cities in Virginia with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Poquoson 286.3 Mbps 162.88 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
Stafford 241.17 Mbps 67.55 Mbps 100% Virginia Broadband
Lexington 230 Mbps 33.2 Mbps 34% XFINITY
Gainesville 227.23 Mbps 88.09 Mbps 79% Verizon Home Internet
Yorktown 220.32 Mbps 89.71 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
Dumfries 217.93 Mbps 131.24 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
Haymarket 217.82 Mbps 86.81 Mbps 73% Verizon Home Internet
Fredericksburg 217.35 Mbps 81.18 Mbps 91% Verizon Home Internet

Poquoson is the best city in Virginia for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Stafford and Lexington also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Virginia

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Roanoke 169,651 100% 100% 100%
Richmond 395,178 100% 100% 100%
Arlington 232,476 100% 100% 100%
Alexandria 356,787 100% 100% 100%
Virginia Beach 450,163 100% 100% 100%
Norfolk 244,601 98% 97% 98%
Hampton 137,404 100% 100% 100%
Newport News 180,847 100% 100% 100%

Roanoke is the most internet-connected city in Virginia. Roanoke makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Roanoke's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Richmond and Arlington also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Virginia

Virginia Beach

Population: 450,163

Median income: $84,040

187.26 Mbps
avg. download speed

60.8 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 395,178

Median income: $58,083

154.08 Mbps
avg. download speed

64.52 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 356,787

Median income: $112,676

188.32 Mbps
avg. download speed

67.72 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

Virginia FAQs

What is a good internet speed?

A good internet speed is 100Mbps per person. We get that number based on a household of five using a 500Mbps cable internet plan with ease. But you may only need a little speed, especially if all you do online is browse websites occasionally and check your email. Our 100Mbps-per-person estimate ensures everyone has enough bandwidth to stream movies and download console games quickly without buffering and slowdowns.

What is the best Verizon package deal in Virginia?

You can get a $25 monthly discount if you pair an existing Verizon Unlimited Plus phone plan with a new 5G Home Internet, LTE Home Internet, or fiber internet plan.

What are the best internet providers in Virginia?

Of all the national internet providers listed in our latest survey, Verizon takes the top spot in overall customer satisfaction, surpassing Spectrum, Xfinity, and Cox. But Xfinity is the king of speed satisfaction based on the same survey, outranking Verizon and all other national internet providers in Virginia.

On a regional level, T-Mobile takes the top slot in overall satisfaction and speed, although it competes with Verizon in the 5G Home Internet space.

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