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Internet providers in Galax, VA

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Galax, VA internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 200 MbpsCable95%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 80 MbpsDSL87%
Lingo Networks $49.95 10 - 50 MbpsFiber-optic3.441%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Galax internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Galax 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 Galax area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Galax residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 3.750% of those living in Galax.

There are five internet providers serving the Galax area, and 95.48% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Galax's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Galax

The largest internet providers in Galax are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Galax.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Galax residents, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 87% of the area. Galax’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Galax residents.

Xfinity cable internet

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

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Galax covering 95% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Galax 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 Galax, $46.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Galax, $2.35.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Galax. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Galax's providers, 75 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

87%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Galax covering 87% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Galax 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Galax, $46.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Galax, $2.35.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Galax. These download speeds are available to 87% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Galax's providers, 75 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Galax 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Galax, $46.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Galax, $2.35.

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 Galax. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Galax's providers, 75 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Galax with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Galax. The next fastest internet provider in Galax is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 80 Mbps to 87% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Galax with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Galax, $46.99.

Lingo Networks is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Galax, covering 3.441% of the city.

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.

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.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.