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Internet providers in Big Stone Gap, VA

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Big Stone Gap, VA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -DSL97%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 75 MbpsCable67%
Sunset Digital Communications $49.99 50 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic17%
Scott County Telephone Cooperative $39.95 3 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic1.262%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Big Stone Gap internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Big Stone Gap 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 Big Stone Gap area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Big Stone Gap residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 18% of those living in Big Stone Gap.

There are seven internet providers serving the Big Stone Gap area, and 96.70% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Big Stone Gap's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Big Stone Gap

The largest internet providers in Big Stone Gap are Verizon, Xfinity, and Sunset Digital Communications bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Big Stone Gap.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Big Stone Gap residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 67% of the area. Big Stone Gap’s third most-available internet provider, Sunset Digital Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 17% of Big Stone Gap residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Big Stone Gap covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Big Stone Gap 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Big Stone Gap, $44.97.

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 Big Stone Gap. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Big Stone Gap's providers, 55 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

67%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to most households in Big Stone Gap covering 67% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Big Stone Gap 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 Big Stone Gap, $44.97.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Big Stone Gap, $2.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Big Stone Gap. These download speeds are available to 67% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Big Stone Gap's providers, 55 Mbps.

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Sunset Digital Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Sunset Digital Communications

Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

17%

Fiber-optic from Sunset Digital Communications offers broadband to a limited number of households in Big Stone Gap covering 17% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Sunset Digital Communications is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Big Stone Gap than other internet types.

Internet prices for Sunset Digital Communications start at $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Big Stone Gap, $44.97.

Sunset Digital Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Big Stone Gap, $2.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sunset Digital Communications offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Big Stone Gap. These download speeds are available to 17% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Big Stone Gap's providers, 55 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Big Stone Gap may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Big Stone Gap DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Sunset Digital Communications is the fastest internet provider in Big Stone Gap with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 17% of households in Big Stone Gap. The next fastest internet provider in Big Stone Gap is Scott County Telephone Cooperative, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 1.262% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Big Stone Gap with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Big Stone Gap, $44.97.

Sunset Digital Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Big Stone Gap, covering 17% of the city. Scott County Telephone Cooperative also offers fiber internet in Big Stone Gap and is available to 1.262% of households.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.