Internet providers in Alexandria, VA

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Alexandria internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Alexandria is comparable to the rest of Virginia - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Alexandria area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Alexandria residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.120% of those living in Alexandria.

There are five internet providers serving the Alexandria area, and 98.51% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Alexandria's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Alexandria

The largest internet providers in Alexandria are Verizon, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Alexandria.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Alexandria residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Alexandria’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Alexandria residents.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Alexandria covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Alexandria 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 Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $3.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Alexandria. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

400 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Alexandria covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $44.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $3.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Alexandria. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 348 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Alexandria covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Alexandria where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $44.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $3.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Alexandria. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Alexandria, VA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 940 Mbps Fiber-optic 2.118%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 99%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 400 Mbps Cable 99%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - - DSL 23%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Alexandria with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.118% of households in Alexandria. The next fastest internet provider in Alexandria is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Alexandria with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $44.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Alexandria, covering 2.118% of the city.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.