Internet providers in Covington, VA

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Covington, VA internet providers

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Shentel $19.99 50 - 101 MbpsCable100%
Lumos Networks $44.95 150 - 100 MbpsDSL75%
Lumos Networks $44.95 150 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic29%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Covington internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Covington 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 Covington area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Covington residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 78% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 29% of those living in Covington.

There are four internet providers serving the Covington area, and 92.86% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Covington's four internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Covington

The largest internet providers in Covington are Shentel and Lumos Networks bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Covington.

Cable internet from Shentel is available to nearly all Covington residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Lumos Networks, which covers 75% of the area. Covington’s third most-available internet provider, Lumos Networks, offers fiber-optic to around 29% of Covington residents.

Shentel cable internet

Provider
Shentel
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

101 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Shentel offers broadband to all households in Covington covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Shentel start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Covington, $43.73.

Shentel customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Covington, $0.45.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Shentel offers download speeds up to 101 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Covington. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Covington's providers, 310 Mbps.

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Lumos Networks DSL internet

Provider

Lumos Networks

Starting price*
$44.95/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

75%

DSL from Lumos Networks offers broadband to most households in Covington covering 75% of the area.

DSL internet from Lumos Networks uses telephone lines in Covington 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 Lumos Networks start at $44.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Covington, $43.73.

Lumos Networks customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 150 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Covington, $0.45.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Lumos Networks offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Covington. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Covington's providers, 310 Mbps.

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Lumos Networks fiber-optic internet

Provider

Lumos Networks

Starting price*
$44.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

250 Mbps

Average availability

29%

Fiber-optic from Lumos Networks offers broadband to some, but not many households in Covington covering 29% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Lumos Networks start at $44.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Covington, $43.73.

Lumos Networks customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 150 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Covington, $0.45.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Lumos Networks offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 250 Mbps in Covington. These download speeds are available to 29% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Covington's providers, 310 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Lumos Networks is the fastest internet provider in Covington with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 29% of households in Covington. The next fastest internet provider in Covington is Shentel, offering download speeds up to 101 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Shentel offers the cheapest internet in Covington with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Covington, $43.73.

Lumos Networks is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Covington, covering 29% of the city.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.