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Internet providers in 24426

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL4.282%
Shentel $19.99 50 - 101 MbpsCable71%
Lumos Networks $29.95 25 - 100 MbpsDSL74%
Lumos Networks $29.95 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic64%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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24426 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 24426 ZIP code 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 24426 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 79% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 71% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 64% of those living in the 24426 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 24426 area, and 69.50% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 24426, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 24426

The largest internet providers serving the 24426 ZIP code are Shentel and Lumos Networks bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Shentel is available to most in the 24426 ZIP code, covering 71% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Lumos Networks, which covers 74% of the area. Covington’s third most-available internet provider, Lumos Networks, offers fiber-optic to around 64% of residents in the 24426 ZIP code.

Shentel cable internet

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

101 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

71%

Cable from Shentel offers broadband to most households in the 24426 ZIP code, covering 71% of the area.

Shentel’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 24426 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, $37.58.

Shentel customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Covington, $1.30.

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 24426 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 71% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Covington's providers, 252 Mbps.

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Lumos Networks DSL internet

Provider

Lumos Networks

Starting price*
$29.95/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

74%

DSL from Lumos Networks offers broadband to most households in the 24426 ZIP code, covering 74% of the area.

DSL internet from Lumos Networks uses telephone lines 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 $29.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Covington, $37.58.

Lumos Networks 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 Covington, $1.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Lumos Networks offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 24426 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 74% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Covington's providers, 252 Mbps.

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Lumos Networks fiber-optic internet

Provider

Lumos Networks

Starting price*
$29.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

250 Mbps

Average availability

64%

Fiber-optic from Lumos Networks offers broadband to most households in the 24426 ZIP code, covering 64% 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 24426 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Lumos Networks start at $29.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Covington, $37.58.

Lumos Networks 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 Covington, $1.30.

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 24426 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 64% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Covington's providers, 252 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 24426 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 24426 and the greater Covington area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Covington at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Covington at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 24426 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 24426 frequently asked questions

Lumos Networks is the fastest internet provider in the 24426 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 64% of households in 24426. The next fastest internet provider in the 24426 ZIP code is Shentel, offering download speeds up to 101 Mbps to 71% of the area.

Shentel offers the cheapest internet in the 24426 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Covington, $37.58.

Lumos Networks is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 24426 ZIP code, covering 64% of the city.

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%.

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.

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.