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Internet providers in Forest, VA

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Forest, VA internet providers

Provider
Verizon - -DSL100%
Xfinity $20.00 25 - 200 MbpsCable12%
Shentel $40.00 50 - 101 MbpsCable98%
Lumos Networks $44.95 150 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic3.472%
HughesNet $49.99 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 3.470% 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 $20 and available download speeds reach up to 200 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 Xfinity, Shentel, and HughesNet bringing cable and satellite options to Forest.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to many Forest residents, covering 12% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Shentel, which covers 98% of the area. Forest’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Forest residents.

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$20/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 $20/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Forest, $40.82.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest, $0.93.

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, 77 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, $40.82.

Shentel customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest, $0.93.

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, 77 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

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

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Forest covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Forest where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Forest, $40.82.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest, $0.93.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 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, 77 Mbps.

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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 $20/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Forest, $40.82.

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

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.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.