Compare Internet Services in Virginia (VA)

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Internet Speed and Connection in Virginia


Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster


Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster


39 Mbps

Average Speed

Average Mbps download speed

Top 3 Metro Locations in Virginia

Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria – Population 6,249,950

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News – Population 1,728,733

Richmond – Population 1,306,172

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Virginia breakdown of Internet coverage

The largest metro area in Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a population of 6,249,950.00. This is followed by the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metro area, with a population of 1,728,733.00. This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.

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Data from FCC Broadband Deployment

Number of fixed residential broadband providers


Coverage by Internet type

79% get DSL

87% get Cable

51% get Fiber

100% get Satellite

Broadband government information

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) will oversee a research project to assess the availability and adoption of broadband as it relates to the telemedicine, telehealth, and electronic medical records infrastructure at health care anchor institutions. It will also lead a separate research project that analyzes comprehensive data from businesses and organizations, households and institutions to produce a broadband infrastructure and adoption strategic plan for Virginia.

VA Internet news

As part of a longstanding project to connect essential community anchor institutions across the country, and facilitate closer collaboration and long-term benefits for education, research, healthcare, public safety, and government services, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) proposes a comprehensive 50-state network benefitting approximately 121,000 community anchors.

Most popular cities with Internet around Virginia

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