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Internet providers in Roanoke, VA

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Roanoke, VA internet providers

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Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL98%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable2.639%
Cox $119.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.184%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Roanoke internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Roanoke 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 Roanoke area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Roanoke residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Roanoke, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Roanoke area, and 97.78% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Roanoke's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Roanoke

The largest internet providers in Roanoke are Verizon, Cox, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Roanoke.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Roanoke residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Cox, which covers 99% of the area. Roanoke’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Roanoke residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Roanoke covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Roanoke 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 Roanoke, $42.49.

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 Roanoke, $2.66.

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 Roanoke. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Roanoke's providers, 261 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

99%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to all households in Roanoke covering 99% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Roanoke 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 Roanoke, $42.49.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Roanoke, $2.66.

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 Roanoke. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Roanoke's providers, 261 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 Roanoke covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Roanoke 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 Roanoke, $42.49.

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 Roanoke, $2.66.

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 Roanoke. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Roanoke's providers, 261 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in Roanoke with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.184% of households in Roanoke. The next fastest internet provider in Roanoke is Cox, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Roanoke with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Roanoke, $42.49.

Cox is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Roanoke, covering 0.184% 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.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.