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Internet providers in Alexandria, VA

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Alexandria, VA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL99%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic2.118%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 DSL, which covers 98% of Alexandria residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 85% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 21% of those living in Alexandria.

There are four internet providers serving the Alexandria area, and 98.51% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Alexandria's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Alexandria

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Verizon 234 Mbps 140 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 207 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable

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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $53.74.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Alexandria. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster 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

3,000 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, $53.74.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Alexandria. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 348 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $53.74.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $0.31.

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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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Alexandria with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Alexandria. The next fastest internet provider in Alexandria is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 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, $53.74.

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

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.