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Internet providers in Fairfax, VA

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Fairfax, VA internet providers

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic93%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL79%
Cox $119.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic5.515%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable96%
GTT Communications - -DSL7.796%
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Fairfax internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Fairfax 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 Fairfax area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of Fairfax residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 79% of those living in Fairfax.

There are five internet providers serving the Fairfax area, and 95.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Fairfax's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Fairfax

The largest internet providers in Fairfax are Verizon and Cox bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to Fairfax.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Fairfax residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 79% of the area. Fairfax’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 96% of Fairfax residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Fairfax covering 93% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Fairfax, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairfax, $2.04.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Fairfax. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fairfax's providers, 573 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

79%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Fairfax covering 79% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Fairfax 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 Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Fairfax, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairfax, $2.04.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Fairfax. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fairfax's providers, 573 Mbps.

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Cox cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Fairfax covering 96% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Cox start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fairfax, $44.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairfax, $2.04.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Fairfax. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fairfax's providers, 573 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in Fairfax with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 5.515% of households in Fairfax. The next fastest internet provider in Fairfax is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in Fairfax with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fairfax, $44.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Fairfax, covering 93% of the city. Cox also offers fiber internet in Fairfax and is available to 5.515% of households.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.