Internet providers in Forest, VA

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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 3.470% 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 200 Mbps.

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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*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Forest, $43.99.

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 Forest, $2.32.

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 Forest. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Forest's providers, 71 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

200 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, $43.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest, $2.32.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 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, 71 Mbps.

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Shentel cable internet

Provider
Shentel
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

101 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 $40/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Forest, $43.99.

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 Forest, $2.32.

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 Forest. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Forest's providers, 71 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, Inc. offers 100% availability in Forest and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Forest at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for Forest at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Forest residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Forest, VA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 100%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 200 Mbps Cable 12%
Shentel $40/mo. 50 - 101 Mbps Cable 98%
Lumos Networks Corp. - - Fiber-optic 3.472%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Forest with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 12% of households in Forest. The next fastest internet provider in Forest is Shentel, offering download speeds up to 101 Mbps to 98% 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, $43.99.

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

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.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.