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Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable98%
TEC $49.95 4 - 25 MbpsDSL100%
TEC $49.95 4 - 25 MbpsFiber-optic18%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Roanoke internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Roanoke is comparable to the rest of Alabama - 94%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Roanoke area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Roanoke residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 18% of those living in Roanoke.

There are four internet providers serving the Roanoke area, and 98.19% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Roanoke's four internet providers, prices start at $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Roanoke

The largest internet providers in Roanoke are Spectrum and TEC bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Roanoke.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Roanoke residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from TEC, which covers 100% of the area. Roanoke’s third most-available internet provider, TEC, offers fiber-optic to around 18% of Roanoke residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Roanoke covering 98% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Roanoke residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Roanoke, $51.23.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Roanoke, $1.97.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Roanoke. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Roanoke's providers, 97 Mbps.

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TEC DSL internet

Provider

TEC

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from TEC offers broadband to all households in Roanoke covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from TEC uses telephone lines in Roanoke to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for TEC start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Roanoke, $51.23.

TEC customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $12.49 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Roanoke, $1.97.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, TEC offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Roanoke. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Roanoke's providers, 97 Mbps.

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TEC fiber-optic internet

Provider

TEC

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

18%

Fiber-optic from TEC offers broadband to a limited number of households in Roanoke covering 18% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from TEC is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Roanoke than other internet types.

Internet prices for TEC start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Roanoke, $51.23.

TEC customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $12.49 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Roanoke, $1.97.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, TEC offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Roanoke. These download speeds are available to 18% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Roanoke's providers, 97 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Roanoke, you’ll likely have options from DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Roanoke, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Roanoke and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Roanoke at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Roanoke at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Roanoke residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Roanoke with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Roanoke. The next fastest internet provider in Roanoke is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Roanoke with plans starting at $44.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Roanoke, $51.23.

TEC is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Roanoke, covering 18% of the city.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.