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24523 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL94%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable4.840%
Shentel $65.00 50 - 1,000 MbpsCable57%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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24523 internet service at a glance

At 94%, broadband coverage in the 24523 ZIP code 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 24523 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 94% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 62% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Bedford, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the 24523 area, and 59.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 24523, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Bedford

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 7 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Xfinity 104 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable
Verizon 8 Mbps 4 Mbps DSL
Viasat 9 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Shentel 55 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 24523

The largest internet providers serving the 24523 ZIP code are Verizon, Shentel, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 24523 ZIP code, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Shentel, which covers 57% of the area. Bedford’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 24523 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 24523 ZIP code, covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Bedford, $55.99.

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 Bedford, $0.64.

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 24523 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bedford's providers, 71 Mbps.

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Shentel cable internet

Provider
Shentel
Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

57%

Cable from Shentel offers broadband to about half of households in the 24523 ZIP code, covering 57% of the area.

Shentel’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 24523 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Shentel start at $65/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Bedford, $55.99.

Shentel customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bedford, $0.64.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Shentel offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 24523 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 57% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bedford's providers, 71 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 the 24523 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 24523 ZIP 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Bedford, $55.99.

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 Bedford, $0.64.

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 24523 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Bedford's providers, 71 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 24523 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 24523 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 4.840% of households in 24523. The next fastest internet provider in the 24523 ZIP code is Shentel, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 57% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 24523 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bedford, $55.99.

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.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.