Internet providers in Covington, VA

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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 $40 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Covington

The largest internet providers in Covington are Shentel, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing cable and satellite 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 satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Covington’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Covington residents.

Shentel cable internet

Provider
Shentel
Starting price*
$40/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 $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Covington, $50.00.

Shentel customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Covington, $2.38.

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 slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Covington's providers, 46 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 Covington covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Covington 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Covington, $50.00.

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 Covington, $2.38.

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 Covington. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Covington's providers, 46 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Covington covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Covington 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 ViaSat, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Covington, $50.00.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Covington, $2.38.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Covington. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Covington's providers, 46 Mbps.

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Covington, VA internet providers

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Provider
Shentel $40/mo. 50 - 101 MbpsCable100%
Lumos Networks Corp. - -DSL75%
Lumos Networks Corp. - -Fiber-optic29%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Lumos Networks Corp. 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 $40/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Covington, $50.00.

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

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.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.