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Internet providers in Forest, VA

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Forest, VA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable12%
Shentel $65.00 50 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Lumos Networks $39.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.472%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Forest internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Forest 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 Forest area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Forest residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 3.960% of those living in Forest.

There are seven internet providers serving the Forest area, and 99.72% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Forest's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Forest

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Verizon 17 Mbps 4 Mbps DSL
Shentel 76 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
Viasat 22 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Xfinity 153 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Forest

The largest internet providers in Forest are Verizon, Xfinity, and Shentel bringing DSL and cable options to Forest.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Forest residents, covering 100% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 12% of the area. Forest’s third most-available internet provider, Shentel, offers cable to around 98% of Forest residents.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Forest covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Forest 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 Forest, $53.32.

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 Forest, $0.50.

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 Forest. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Forest's providers, 76 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

12%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to a limited number of households in Forest covering 12% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Forest, $53.32.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest, $0.50.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Forest. These download speeds are available to 12% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Forest's providers, 76 Mbps.

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Shentel cable internet

Provider
Shentel
Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Shentel offers broadband to nearly all households in Forest covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Shentel start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Forest, $53.32.

Shentel customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest, $0.50.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Shentel offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Forest. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Forest's providers, 76 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Forest and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Forest at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Forest at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Forest residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Forest with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 12% of households in Forest. The next fastest internet provider in Forest is Lumos Networks, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 3.472% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Forest with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Forest, $53.32.

Lumos Networks is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Forest, covering 3.472% of the city.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.