Internet providers in Charlottesville, VA

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Charlottesville, VA internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 200 MbpsCable99%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.490%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL96%
Ting $6.00 -Fiber-optic64%
Lumos Networks $44.95 150 - 6 MbpsDSL9.662%
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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.

Top high-speed internet providers in Charlottesville

The largest internet providers in Charlottesville are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and Ting bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic 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, Ting, offers fiber-optic to around 64% 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Charlottesville, $39.32.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charlottesville, $0.79.

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 slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Charlottesville's providers, 269 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/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 $45/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Charlottesville, $39.32.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Charlottesville, $0.79.

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, 269 Mbps.

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Ting fiber-optic internet

Provider

Ting

Starting price*
$6/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

64%

Fiber-optic from Ting offers broadband to most households in Charlottesville covering 64% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Ting is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Charlottesville than other internet types.

Internet prices for Ting start at $6/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Charlottesville, $39.32.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Ting offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Charlottesville. These download speeds are available to 64% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Charlottesville's providers, 269 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Charlottesville and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Charlottesville at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Charlottesville at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Charlottesville residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

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, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 64% of the area.

Ting offers the cheapest internet in Charlottesville with plans starting at $6/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Charlottesville, $39.32.

Ting 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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

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%.