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Internet providers in McLean, VA

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McLean, VA internet providers

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL61%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable2.940%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable100%
RCN $19.99 25 - 330 MbpsCable1.633%
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McLean internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in McLean 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 McLean area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of McLean residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 61% of those living in McLean.

There are six internet providers serving the McLean area, and 99.80% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among McLean's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in McLean

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all McLean residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 61% of the area. McLean’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 100% of McLean residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to all households in McLean covering 100% 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 McLean than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in McLean, $38.33.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in McLean, $1.92.

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 McLean. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all McLean's providers, 304 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

61%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in McLean covering 61% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in McLean 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 McLean, $38.33.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in McLean, $1.92.

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 McLean. These download speeds are available to 61% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all McLean's providers, 304 Mbps.

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Cox cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to all households in McLean covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Cox start at $29.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in McLean, $38.33.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in McLean, $1.92.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in McLean. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all McLean's providers, 304 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in McLean and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in McLean at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in McLean at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many McLean residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in McLean with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in McLean. The next fastest internet provider in McLean is RCN, offering download speeds up to 330 Mbps to 1.633% of the area.

RCN offers the cheapest internet in McLean with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in McLean, $38.33.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in McLean, covering 100% of the city.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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.

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.