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24551 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable14%
Shentel $65.00 50 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
Lumos Networks $39.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.710%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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24551 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 24551 ZIP code 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 24551 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 12% of those living in the 24551 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 24551 area, and 97.26% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 24551, 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 14 Mbps 3 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 24551

The largest internet providers serving the 24551 ZIP code are Verizon, Xfinity, and Shentel bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 24551 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 14% of the area. Forest’s third most-available internet provider, Shentel, offers cable to around 96% of residents in the 24551 ZIP code.

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 the 24551 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines 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 24551 ZIP code. 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

14%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 24551 ZIP code, covering 14% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 24551 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 24551 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 14% 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

96%

Cable from Shentel offers broadband to nearly all households in the 24551 ZIP code, covering 96% of the area.

Shentel’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 24551 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 24551 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% 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 have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 24551 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 24551 and the greater Forest area. 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 in the 24551 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 24551 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 24551 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 14% of households in 24551. The next fastest internet provider in the 24551 ZIP code is Lumos Networks, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 1.710% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 24551 ZIP with service 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 serving the 24551 ZIP code, covering 1.710% of the city.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.