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Salem, VA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable99%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable2.722%
Lumos Networks $29.95 25 - 6 MbpsDSL4.503%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Salem internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Salem 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 Salem area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Salem residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Salem, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the Salem area, and 98.03% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Salem's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Salem

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

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

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Salem covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Salem 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 Salem, $40.69.

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 Salem, $2.71.

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 Salem. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 82 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Salem 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 Salem, $40.69.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $2.71.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Salem. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 82 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 Salem covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Salem 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 Salem, $40.69.

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 Salem, $2.71.

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 Salem. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 82 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in Salem with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.722% of households in Salem. The next fastest internet provider in Salem is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Lumos Networks offers the cheapest internet in Salem with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $40.69.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.

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.