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Internet providers in Merrifield, VA

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Merrifield, VA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic83%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL77%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable89%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic31%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 MbpsFiber-optic3.273%
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Merrifield internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Merrifield 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 Merrifield area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Merrifield residents. Fiber-optic 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 79% of those living in Merrifield.

There are five internet providers serving the Merrifield area, and 86.20% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Merrifield's five internet providers, prices start at $25.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,200 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Merrifield

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Cox 87 Mbps 50 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Merrifield

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to most Merrifield residents, covering 83% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 77% of the area. Merrifield’s third most-available internet provider, Cox, offers cable to around 89% of Merrifield residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

83%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Merrifield covering 83% 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 Merrifield 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 Merrifield, $48.19.

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 Merrifield, $0.24.

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 Merrifield. These download speeds are available to 83% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Merrifield's providers, 658 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

77%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Merrifield covering 77% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Merrifield 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 Merrifield, $48.19.

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 Merrifield, $0.24.

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 Merrifield. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Merrifield's providers, 658 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

89%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Merrifield covering 89% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Merrifield 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 Merrifield, $48.19.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Merrifield, $0.24.

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 Merrifield. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Merrifield's providers, 658 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Astound is the fastest internet provider in Merrifield with download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.273% of households in Merrifield. The next fastest internet provider in Merrifield is Cox, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 89% of the area.

Astound offers the cheapest internet in Merrifield with plans starting at $25.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Merrifield, $48.19.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Merrifield, covering 83% of the city. Cox also offers fiber internet in Merrifield and is available to 31% of households.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.