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Internet providers in Glen Allen, VA

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Glen Allen, VA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic97%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL66%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Glen Allen internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 97% of Glen Allen residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 65% of those living in Glen Allen.

There are four internet providers serving the Glen Allen area, and 99.23% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Glen Allen's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Glen Allen

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 26 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
Xfinity 53 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable
Verizon 158 Mbps 73 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Glen Allen

The largest internet providers in Glen Allen are Verizon and Xfinity bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to Glen Allen.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Glen Allen residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 66% of the area. Glen Allen’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Glen Allen residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Glen Allen covering 97% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Verizon is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Glen Allen than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Glen Allen, $53.74.

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 Glen Allen, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Glen Allen. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Glen Allen's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

66%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Glen Allen covering 66% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen, $53.74.

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 Glen Allen, $0.31.

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 Glen Allen. These download speeds are available to 66% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Glen Allen's providers, 348 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

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Glen Allen covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen, $53.74.

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 Glen Allen, $0.31.

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 Glen Allen. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Glen Allen's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Glen Allen, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Glen Allen, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Glen Allen and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Glen Allen at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Glen Allen at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Glen Allen residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Glen Allen with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Glen Allen. The next fastest internet provider in Glen Allen is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Glen Allen with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Glen Allen, $53.74.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Glen Allen, covering 97% of the city.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.