Internet providers in Charlottesville, VA

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Charlottesville internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Charlottesville residents. Cable 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 64% of those living in Charlottesville.

There are seven internet providers serving the Charlottesville area, and 99.13% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Charlottesville's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Charlottesville

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

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Charlottesville residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 96% of the area. Charlottesville’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Charlottesville residents.

Xfinity cable internet

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

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville, $47.24.

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 Charlottesville, $3.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Charlottesville. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Charlottesville's providers, 334 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Charlottesville covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Charlottesville 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 CenturyLink start at $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Charlottesville, $47.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charlottesville, $3.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Charlottesville. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Charlottesville's providers, 334 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 Charlottesville covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville, $47.24.

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 Charlottesville, $3.63.

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 Charlottesville. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Charlottesville's providers, 334 Mbps.

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Charlottesville, VA internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 200 MbpsCable99%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.490%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 100 MbpsDSL96%
Ting, Inc. - -Fiber-optic64%
Lumos Networks Corp. - -DSL9.662%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Charlottesville with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.490% of households in Charlottesville. The next fastest internet provider in Charlottesville is Ting, Inc., offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 64% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Charlottesville with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Charlottesville, $47.24.

Ting, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Charlottesville, covering 64% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Charlottesville and is available to 0.490% of households.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.