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Internet providers in Fairfax, VA

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Fairfax, VA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic93%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL79%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic5.515%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 100% of Fairfax residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 77% of those living in Fairfax.

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

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Average internet speeds in Fairfax

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Cox 140 Mbps 24 Mbps Cable
Verizon 40 Mbps 124 Mbps Fiber-optic

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*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fairfax, $53.74.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairfax, $0.31.

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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fairfax, $53.74.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairfax, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Fairfax. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much faster 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

1,000 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, $53.74.

Cox 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 Fairfax, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Fairfax. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Fairfax at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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 96% of households in Fairfax. The next fastest internet provider in Fairfax is Cox, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 5.515% 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, $53.74.

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.

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.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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