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Internet providers in Herndon, VA

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Herndon, VA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic94%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL84%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Herndon internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Herndon 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 Herndon area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Herndon residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 43% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 41% of those living in Herndon.

There are five internet providers serving the Herndon area, and 95.51% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Herndon's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Herndon

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Cox 167 Mbps 28 Mbps Cable
Verizon 50 Mbps 31 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Herndon

The largest internet providers in Herndon are Verizon and Cox bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to Herndon.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Herndon residents, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 84% of the area. Herndon’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 97% of Herndon residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

94%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Herndon covering 94% 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 Herndon 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 Herndon, $54.98.

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 Herndon, $0.41.

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 Herndon. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Herndon's providers, 261 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

84%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Herndon covering 84% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Herndon 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 Herndon, $54.98.

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 Herndon, $0.41.

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 Herndon. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Herndon's providers, 261 Mbps.

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Cox cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Herndon covering 97% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Herndon residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Cox start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Herndon, $54.98.

Cox 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 Herndon, $0.41.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Herndon. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Herndon's providers, 261 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Herndon and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Herndon at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Herndon at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Herndon residents, 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 Herndon may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 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 Herndon cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in Herndon with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Herndon. The next fastest internet provider in Herndon is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 94% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in Herndon with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Herndon, $54.98.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Herndon, covering 94% of the city.

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.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.