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Internet providers in Salem, VA

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Salem, VA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable2.722%
Lumos Networks $39.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL4.503%
HughesNet $64.99 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 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 49% of those living in Salem.

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 $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Salem

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Cox 139 Mbps 68 Mbps Cable
Xfinity 152 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable
Verizon 17 Mbps 4 Mbps DSL

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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Salem, $49.27.

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 Salem, $0.55.

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 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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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 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, $49.27.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $0.55.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 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*
$64.99/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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $49.27.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $0.55.

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

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Salem with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Salem. The next fastest internet provider in Salem is Lumos Networks, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 4.503% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Salem with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $49.27.

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.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.