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Internet providers in 24551

Find internet providers serving the 24551 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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24551 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -DSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 200 MbpsCable14%
Shentel $19.99 50 - 101 MbpsCable96%
Lumos Networks $44.95 150 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic1.709%
HughesNet $59.99 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 1.710% 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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

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*
$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 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Forest, $40.70.

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 24551 ZIP code. 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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Xfinity cable internet

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

200 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, $40.70.

Xfinity 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 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 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, 77 Mbps.

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Shentel cable internet

Provider
Shentel
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

101 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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Forest, $40.70.

Shentel customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 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 24551 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Forest's providers, 77 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Forest at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 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.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Forest may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Forest DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 24551 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 24551 ZIP code with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 14% of households in 24551. The next fastest internet provider in the 24551 ZIP code is Shentel, offering download speeds up to 101 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Shentel offers the cheapest internet in the 24551 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Forest, $40.70.

Lumos Networks is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 24551 ZIP code, covering 1.709% of the city.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.